- 1. Disassemble the lamp by unscrewing
or pulling the headpiece off and
removing the plastic base. Buy a quick plug and
a new length of electrical wire, and splice
and strip a half-inch at one end. Thread the wire through the lamp, stripped end first,
leaving some length at the top and bottom.
The bases of most lamps have
a small slot or hole to route the wire out.
Pull apart the outer casing of the
headpiece. Thread the stripped
end of the wire through the bottom part, twist a wire end around each of the
screws in the main part, and then
tighten the screws. Put the headpiece back together and attach it to the lamp.
- 3. Pull the tangs out of the plug casing. Push
the tangs apart. Insert the end of
the wire at the lamp’s base through the casing and into the base of the tangs. Push the
tangs together (the plug cuts through the insulation to make the connection). Put the case back on around the wire. Plug in the lamp.