How did I break my light fixture?

just_julieMay 30, 2009

And more importantly, how can I fix it?

It is a large, 48 inch round hanging fixture. It looks like 8 pillar candles sitting on a wagon wheel. Each "candle" uses a 40watt candelabra bulb.

The other night, I changed the 3 bulbs that were burnt out -- I didn't think twice about it because they've been in the light for about 4 years. When I turned the fixture back on, SIX lights were out! The ones I changed and then some!

It might be my fault because instead of walking around the table, I turned the fixture to change the bulbs.

The light hangs on 18 inches of chain and woven through the chain is a thick cord. The cord goes through a canopy and there are 4 "rods" that go from the canopy to the round part of the fixture. The thick power cord goes through one of the rods and I'm assuming around the circle.

Should I take it down and take it to a lighting store? Call an electrician? Is it an easy DIY?

Now that I think about it.. could dust have built-up and something shorted out when I changed the bulb? or something?...

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If you have,if fact twisted the wire in relamping, the two areas of concern woould be ..
1. the wires in the electrical bowx have disconnected.An easy fix , as long as you remember ro switch the power off at your breaker panel
2. the wires inside the fixtures have come disconnected.You may have to take the fixture down, and I would suggest that you take it to a lighting showroom nearby.Most electricians don't like to repair the inside of a fixture.
By the way , dust shouldn't be the problem .

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 5:49PM
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