How To Build a Touch Lamp

Do you love your lamp but for some reason you think that is way too bright for you? Would you like your lamp to become a touch lamp? Well, let me tell you that it is possible. A touch lamp is one of those lamps that light up as soon as you touch it on the metal and you could change the lighting from 3 to 4 different levels of brightness depending on the materials used. You can also turn off the lamp by touching the metal.

By now you're probably wondering how you can do that by yourself if you're not really an expert. Well, the good news is that you don't need to be an expert to build a touch lamp by yourself. Nowadays, thanks to the technology you can build your own touch lamp easily and you don't have to pay a lot of extra money for it; the only thing that you're going to need is a touch lamp kit with an incandescent bulb and of course, the lamp.

You can buy this touch lamp kit at any hardware or lamp store near you. This touch lamp kit is not expensive. You can buy it for less than ten dollars, unless you're willing to spend a little more. Here are the instructions to build your touch lamp within minutes:

  1. Plug the adapter included in the touch lamp kit in the same electric outlet your lamp is currently connected to.
  2. Now unplug the lamp and plug it into the touch lamp adapter.
  3. Included in the touch lamp kit is a silver disk (sometimes is golden). This disk is wired to the adapter you plugged to the wall plug in. Set that disk in the place that you want your lamp to become touch sensitive. You can put it on the night table where your lamp is or maybe stick it underneath the night table if you want to have it hidden. Remember that it should be within arm's reach since this is your light switch from now on.
  4. Make sure your lamp has an incandescent bulb. A standard bulb will do. There is no need to buy a three-way bulb. A bulb of at least 60 watts is recommended for your touch lamp but you can also use a 100 watts bulb.
  5. Now you can touch the silver (or golden) disk to turn on your lamp. You have to touch it every time you want it to become brighter. You have to touch it 3 times to set it to the brightest mode and a fourth time if you want to turn it off.

Now you have your touch lamp with the perfect lighting to read a book or maybe to spend a romantic evening under dim light with your love one.


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