Where To Find What You Need For A DIY Lighting Project


Tired of the same old light fixtures in the local home improvement stores? Looking to create a unique vibe in your home or apartment? Like doing your own projects rather than have somebody do everything for you? We know the feeling and we’re making shopping for your next DIY lighting project easier than ever.

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The Cord

Believe it or not, there are a number of online retailers that sell cord in a variety of colors, textures and patterns. If your project includes pendant lamps, keep in mind that the cord plays a major role and will be highly visible. Let your creative juices flow - you can choose smooth cord or twisted cord and match it with your home’s current decor, or make it stand out completely.

The Lightbulbs

What’s a lighting project with bulbs? If vintage Edison-style bulbs are your thing check restoration or antique shops and if you’re going for a more modern look, you might even be able to find what you’re looking for at the local box store.

The Sockets

This is an integral component of any lighting project as the socket is the piece that connects the lightbulb and the power cord. Most sockets are made of metal, plastic or porcelain and it’s important to keep in mind that porcelain can handle higher heat than plastic. You can search for a variety of sockets online including ones made of brass or nickel.

Rather leave the lighting projects to the pros? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Just give the expert electricians at GEN3 Electric a call. We’ve been serving the entire Philadelphia Metro area for three generations so you know you can count on us!

About The Author

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.