Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thrift Lighting

Time tells. Thrift shop lamps are a study in industrial design. Look for one that is heavy for its size and that has the indispensable UL sticker in place. That symbol assures one that the insurance industry approves the electrical safety of the device.

Cheap knock-offs appear over decades. They evolve like the ever-diluted imagery of Roman coins minted farther and farther from the capital. The specialty lighting store in Wallingford carries good inventory. It ain't cheap, but it ain't a fire hazard, either. The shop is a good place to examine originals, and it carries every light bulb imaginable -30-

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