How to Make a Lamp Into a Touch Lamp

A touch lamp eliminates the hassle of fumbling in the dark for the light switch. Most metal lamps can be converted into a touch lamp. Turn it on with a quick touch to the base, and adjust the light--or turn it off--with a few more taps. Instead of paying for a touch lamp, buy an inexpensive touch lamp control switch and convert desk or floor lamps into touch lamps in a few minutes.

Make a Lamp Into a Touch Lamp

Step 1

Turn the lamp off. Unscrew the light bulb from the socket.

Step 2

Screw a touch lamp control switch into the lamp socket. The control switch itself resembles a lamp socket.

Step 3

Screw the light bulb into the socket, which is actually the touch lamp control switch.

Step 4

Turn the lamp on and touch any metal part of the lamp to turn it on or off. The lamp has three light settings: low, medium and high. Tap the lamp to change the setting, and the last tap will turn the lamp off. Another tap will turn it back on.