105 Ocean Street (Knightville), South Portland, Maine 04106
Our studio is open Tuesday through Friday 9:00~5:30
The Lamp Repair Shop has been repairing and restoring antique lamps since 1986. We have over 37,000 lamp repairs and custom made lights under our belts, and with that experience we have come up with some pretty creative lamps as well as some creative repairs for your lamps. That said, there are some lamps we do not work on. For example, we do not repair halogen lights of any style. This is for safety reasons as we have deemed halogen lights to be much too dangerous for our liking and will not risk our reputation on them. We also cannot repair modern LED lights as they require circuitry repairs which call for electronic specialists. Other than that, give us a call and we will see what we can do for you.
The Lamp Repair Shop is more than just lamps. In our studio you will find a plethora of unusual antiquities, second hand merchandise, custom made artifacts, art works, and of course, our ever popular one-of-a-kind lamps. The aisles are also filled with items made from the recycled, reclaimed, upcycled, and discarded. It's all about reusing, and The Lamp Repair Shop has certainly proven to be up to the challenge.
In 2014 The Lamp Repair Shop completed 1,657 repairs. This was a new shop record, and not a bad feat for a one-person shop! From September 1986 to December 2014, the total number of repairs is 37, 530! Well, let's update this a bit. In 2015, 1,712 repairs were completed. Huh, another record breaking year. Thus my new total is 39, 242 repairs. This speaks well for people's concern for recycling.
DID YOU KNOW?
When using new generation, energy efficient light bulbs, you should not use them in a three-way socket where the lamp is designed for low-medium-high setting, or, more importantly, a full range dimmer socket. Doing so not only compromises the light bulb, but can ruin the three-way socket as well. If you would like to use the new CFL bulbs or, even better, the new LED bulbs, we will be happy to switch out your three-way socket for a standard on/off socket.
Happy New Year!
Well I ended the year with a record breaking 1,712 lamp repairs, custom lamps, chandelier restorations, and the odd appliance repair. This is a decent amount of recycling for a one-person shop!
Thank you to everyone who helped support this local enterprise.