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Sorry, as I said in the opening, we didnt want on the hook if something went wronh, codes are different in each city and I'd not suggest you go that alone, we got a pro for that step.
You can find white, non porcelain with a quick Google search, no need to paint.
We looked at the old school cloth wrapped wire and the orginal light has that. Cost was a bit more and didnt come complete with the socket. Agree it would have looked more high class.
Bulbs have changed a lot in just a short time from this post. We dont use this for main lighting so the bulbs have not burnt out yet, when they do I'll look at better options.