How to Put a Lamp on a Console Table Without Nearby Electricity

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Things You'll Need

  • Extension Cord

  • Electrical Cord Cover

  • Candle Lamp

  • Candles

  • LED Candle

  • DC-to-AC power inverter

  • Batteries

Tip

Use rechargeable batteries in a cordless lamp. Rechargeable batteries have a longer life than regular alkaline batteries. An excellent way to hide power inverters or loose cords running along a tabletop is to place the inverter or cord inside or behind a plant or bookcase.

Warning

Exercise caution when using candles. Never leave burning candles unattended.

Table lamps are decorative and functional accessories for any room in your home. They come in a multitude of colors, sizes and styles, and provide varying amounts of light. Depending on the layout of your home and furniture, available electrical outlets might be too far away from your console tables to provide power to any lamps placed thereupon. Fortunately, there are several options for enjoying a lamp on a console table without nearby electricity.

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Step 1

Plug your lamp into an extension cord and run the cord to the nearest electrical outlet. Find a convenient path from the cord to the wall; the cord should cross the least amount of open floor to prevent tripping people. Install an electrical cord cover on top of the loose cord and secure it to your floor to minimize the cord's visibility and enhance safety. Cord covers are available at most hardware retailers and major wholesale outlets, and come in a variety of colors and textures to match almost any floor.

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Step 2

Purchase a lamp that uses candles or batteries instead of electricity as its energy source. Install appropriately sized candles or batteries in your lamp. You can also power a candle-based lamp on LED candles, which are fake candles that run on batteries.

Step 3

Purchase a DC-to-AC power inverter and the compatible batteries, and follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation and use of the inverter. Plug the lamp into the inverter; it will power the lamp with batteries.

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