Lamp Repair and Rewiring Services

Do you have lamps that need repair?

Our wiring staff has many years experience providing lamp repair and rewiring services. We provide basic rewiring and restoration for table lamps, floor lamps, sconces and ceiling fixtures. We can diagnose your wiring problem and provide an accurate estimate to fix your lamp.

Have you inherited a family heirloom?

Have you purchased an old lamp at a yard sale or flea market? We can check the wiring and make any necessary repairs to render it functional and safe.

Do you have an object you would like to make into a lamp?

Bring it in and our staff can help you choose the best way to wire it into a functional, unique and personal lamp. Our shop is full of objects that we make into lamps, providing myriad examples of the possibilities available for displaying and wiring your object.

Are you replacing your old lamp shades?

When you need to get new shades for your lamps, it’s more important to bring the lamps with you than to bring your old shades. There is a range of styles, shapes, colors and techniques that can work well with each lamp and you can give new life to an old lamp by being open to different possibilities.

It also may be necessary or desirable to update the wiring or make some other adjustment to your lamps in the process of getting new lampshades, for example

  • Shorten or lengthen the neck
  • Add a sturdier base
  • Add a harp-holder, or exchange your current harp for a taller (or shorter) one
  • Add a longer cord, or a line switch to the cord, for easier access.

We are open 7 days a week, Mon-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5.

Our lamp wiring & lamp restoration specialists

Hank Schmutz and Jorge Villegas do all of our lamp wiring. They make all of the lamps and fixtures in our Berkeley, CA lighting shop plus do lighting repairs, rewiring and custom lamp wiring.

Hank Schmutz, lamp wiring and lamp restoration specialist

Hank Schmutz

Hank Schmutz, lamp repair dept.

Jorge Villegas

Hank’s regular shop days are Sunday and Tuesday. Jorge is at the shop Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. There is no wiring staff in the shop on Thursdays but you are welcome to leave your lamp with us; we will write up a description of the problem, give a preliminary estimate, and provide you a written confirmation of receipt for your item.

Here are directions and a map to our Berkeley Lighting shop >




Custom Lamps & Lamp shades:

We can create a custom lamp for you from your treasured objects »

We design custom lamp shades too »



In the news:

Inspired House/ Taunton Press
How to choose a lamp shade. Guidelines and tips for choosing a shade that works. (download the PDF 541k)

Sunset Magazine
"Shades of Difference"

SF Chronicle
A review of Olivia with a nice color photo of lamps and shades from our shop.

SF Chronicle
"Berkeley: Creative twists light up Solano Ave. shop"

SF Chronicle
"Made in the Shade"

San Francisco Examiner
"All Along the Avenue"

Contra Costa Times
"Don't put these lamps in a corner"


CLIENT Photo GAlleries:

Custom lampshades at home Some of our clients share their photos >



period art styles - contemporary designs - mica, parchment & fabric shades - wiring repair
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Restore your lamps or create custom lighting with new wiring.