This hanging light/ chandelier can be plugged into your existing light socket, so the light can be turned on and off with the wall switch like a normal light.
Does not require any hardwiring!
I made this in about 35 minutes, for under $50. Only very basic electrical knowledge is required.
Step 1: What You'll Need
Paper Umbrella* - price varies
(I got mine for $35 at an antique store. Probably overpaid a lot, but I didn't have time to shop around)
Lamp Sockets (3) - $1.97 ea
(the hardware store calls them "lampholders"
6' extension cord - $1.47
(ground wire optional)
- Lightbulbs (3)- $.33 ea
- Wire caps (2)- $1.99 for 25
- 3" hose clamp - $1.30
Socket to Outlet Converter- $1.72
(allows you to plug a cord into a light socket)
- Brass hook - $.4m
- Electrical tape (optional)- $1.99
- Cross-head screwdriver
- Flat head screwdriver
Other umbrellas can be used as well, as long as the material is translucent.