Is a bulb included? Â What is the wattage?
Â Yes. Â Either a Warm-white LED bulb or a Cool-white LED bulb is already installed in your lamp. Â The warm-white bulb has a yellow glow and the cool-white bulb has a bright white glow. Â The small lamps come with a 17 watt LED bulb that is as bright as a 60 watt traditional bulb and the Medium and Deluxe lamps come with a 24 watt LED bulb that is equal to a 100 watt traditional bulb.
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How do I change the bulb?
To change the bulb, you must remove one of the pieces of the lamp.Â This can be done by unfastening the 4 tabs that secure each piece to the other pieces. Â Once you remove this piece, you will be able to reach into the lamp to pull out the bulb assembly and change the bulb. Â After changing the bulb, you can replace the plastic piece by fastening the 4 tabs that hold the piece to the rest of the lamp.
When the lamp arrived, the tips were curled and bent.Â How do I fix this?
Simply use your fingers to bend the tip in the opposite direction.Â But do not crease or fold the tip. Â Make sure your hands are clean before handling the lamp.
How do I make my lamp brighter?
If you have a Small lamp, you can make the lamp brighter by purchasing and installing a larger LED bulb, we recommend a 23 watt (100 watt equivalent) LED bulb.
If you have a Medium or Deluxe size lamp, then we recommend you purchase a âsocket splitterâ and an extra LED bulb from our website or any hardware store and install it in your lamp.Â
Â NOTE: Â These are "enclosed" lamps meaning that heat will build up inside the lamp since it is not open at the top or bottom. Â This is why we only recommend using CFL spiral or LED bulbs. Â These bulbs don't generate as much heat as the traditional incandescent bulbs. Â
The lamp has an amber glow, how do I change it to a white glow?
If want to change the color of the glow, purchase a âCool-whiteâ or âDaylightâ 23 watt CFL bulb from any hardware store and install it in the lamp.Â Only use CFL bulbs or LED bulbs in any Akari lamp. Â
You can also purchased a color CFL bulb from any hardware store to completely change the color of the lamp. Â Large hardware stores sell CFL bulbs in different color such as: pink, red, blue, purple, green, etc.
How do I permanently hang the lamp from the ceiling?
If you want to hard-wire the lamp to an electrical box in the ceiling, then purchase our âCeiling Mounting kitâ and follow the instructions.Â
How do I clean the lamp?
Our hanging lamps are made of a very durable material that is also easy to clean.Â Simply remove the dust with a dust feather or dry cloth and you can remove other dirt and stains with any household glass cleaner.
Can these lamps be used outside?
Yes. Â You can use these lamps outside and hang it from a tree branch or framing structure.Â However, we highly recommend you remove the lamp if it is raining or windy.