I bought a lamp from a 220V part of the world and brought it back to the U.S. I'd like some advice on the easiest way to use it here.
The lamp looks almost identical to this one
. A close-up of the partially disassembled head is here
I'd planned to get a voltage converter (like this one
maybe), but after a google search I realized that they're a little more expensive than I'd anticipated.
Ideally I would like to remove the existing socket and plug (right now it has an E14 bulb socket and what I think is a type C
plug) and replace them with American standards. And if I'm understanding the answers to this previous question
correctly, it sounds like I would need to replace the wire as well.
However, I'm a complete electricity noob and I really don't know what this kind of project would entail. So I'm looking for (1) your advice on whether this kind of thing is reasonably doable or whether I should just suck it up and buy a voltage converter, and (2) if doable, then any instructions, tips, or tricks for this project.
I would welcome any other ideas for using the lamp in the U.S. No suggestion is too obvious; I really am a noob.