Pendant Light fix?!

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Old 04-30-15, 06:23 PM
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Pendant Light fix?!

Hi, new to the forum thanks to this reason.

About 2 years ago purchased Tom Dixon pendant lights from a seller in Hong Kong, needless to say 2 of the lights stopped working thanks to the cheap plastic that held the bulb. Other than that, they look great.

I reached out to a lamp repair place and they want $100 per light to fix (all 3 cost me $100), so before I trash them, I want to see if I can fix'em as I need the light!

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Old 04-30-15, 06:38 PM
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The pictures don't help. We need to see the bulb socket and how it is connected. Can you remove the shade?
 
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Old 04-30-15, 08:46 PM
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It appears that you may have used higher wattage bulbs then the fixture was designed for.

Since they are a pendant they will have to come apart to see the socket. Maybe a picture of where the wire joins the fixture.
 
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Here is the last shot I have.

Can't get to socket.

Bulb wise, used what they said to use. 40W bulbs. The one in the center is still working otherwise we would have no light over the dining room table.

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Not sure this will help, but grabbed it off of ebay.Name:  ae0995_8.jpg
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They don't look repairable to me. Unless you can find a way to remove the bulb socket not much you can do.
 
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There are a couple of ways for the socket to be fixed in place. One way is that it was molded into the shade when the shade was formed. This is not good for you. The alternative is that the lamp socket is inserted from the bottom of the shade (open end) and the cord comes through the top (upper/narrow end). As you examine the shade look at these possible ways it is built.

1. The socket may be attached to the cord and the cord it then threaded up thought the top of the shade and then affixed to the ceiling. The socket is larger than the opening for the lamp cord so the shade just sits on the base of the socket.

2. The socket may be mounted as part of the shade. Consider a threaded base on the lamp socket. The base would be inserted from the open end of the shade into a hole in the base and then a nut would secure it outside the shade. The lamp cord would be attached into the socket and threaded through the base.

There are probably other mouting methods but these two seem most obvious. On your lamp look for one of two styles. If you can slide the share up the lamp cord, does the lamp socket slide out the opening? If so, you can cut the cord and attach a new socket. If the lamp socket does not slide out, then look at the point where the lamp cord enters the shade and look for a nut or set screw that might be holding the socket in place. You could then unscrew the nut or set screw and release the socket for replacement.

If this is not clear or does not help then a picture of the place where the cord enters the shade would be helpful.

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Took another shot as close I could get.

The silver you are seeing within the red circle has grooves (ala a screw). It is not supposed to be seen and the shade has slide down, so it does go up and down. As I recall, the units needed to be assembled (I had an electrician come in to move the electric, etc) but was not present for it.

I believe they can be replaced, just don't know what I would need.

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And this is how they are mounted:

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You'll have to drop them to service them as everything hangs on the socket assembly. There should be a collar at the top with a small setscrew or there is a ring that unscrews allowing the canopy to lower. Then you can disconnect the wiring.

Once it's down it will be easier to work on. Maybe try one first.
 
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But what replacement parts should I get? Any ideas?
 
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You can't get replacement parts until you take the light apart. It is definitely serviceable.
Finding the sockets may not be easy.
 
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