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Dec 27, 2013

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Arco Lamp Assembly Instructions in 8 Easy Steps

Floor lamps perform another function aside from indoor lighting – they also decorate your home. Classic floor lamps include a base, a leg, and a lampshade. Arc floor lamps, also known as arch floor lamps, have a very attractive form that draws the eyes to them whenever guests enter the room. Their curved leg adds to their distinct appeal, a perfect design element that not only provides direct illumination to a specific spot but also adds a graceful curve into your interior décor.

One advantage of having an arc floor lamp is its mobility. Regardless of its size, it can easily be moved to any area in your home. Its unique shape allows it to be placed anywhere, even in small spaces. Place it in the corner of a room and achieve lighting at its center without having to install a lighting fixture.

Arc lamps come in several different designs, sizes, finishes, shapes, and colors, so you can choose the one that will suit your own preferences and blend seamlessly with the rest of your home’s interior design.

Generally, arc floor lamps come with a single swing arm. Here are 8 easy steps in installing an arc floor lamp.

Step 1:

Slip the metal rod into the hole in the base of the lamp. Next, push the connector handle into the hole in the top left corner of the lamp’s base.

Step 2:

Insert the base screw into the hole in the metal rod and the base. Fasten the parts together by turning the screw clockwise.

Step 3:

Draw the wiring through the metal rod and ease the wire guide onto the cable from the top.

Step 4:

From the top loose end of the wire, thread the large channel of the lamp onto the wire. Push the channel down into the metal rod, so the electrical wiring sits in the lower channel of the large channel. Slip the wiring through the small and medium channels while drawing the free end of the wire from the top.

Step 5:

Loosen the lamp socket screw by turning it counterclockwise. Press the retention clip in then resume with unscrewing the socket from the nipple, then pull it off so that the screws for installing the lamp wiring can now be seen.

Step 6:

Fasten the smooth wire onto the brass screw in a clockwise direction.  Next, secure the screw clockwise. Attach the wire with ridges around the silver screw in a clockwise manner, then fasten the screw in the same direction.

Step 7:

Attach the socket onto the nipple using the retention clip to secure it in place. Fasten the socket screw clockwise then install a bulb into the lamp. You can choose the bulb to use for the arc lamp, depending on the amount of lighting you need. Most arc lamps come with dimmer options, but you may adjust this anytime if you need more brightness in your room.

Step 8:

Insert the deflector into the end of the channel. Position the lamp sleeve above the deflector and press the outer grid firmly onto the sleeve.