I broke my friend's lamp...
January 21, 2013 3:52 PM   Subscribe

I broke my friend's lamp and I am trying to find the closest possible replacement.

It's like a desk lamp but takes a candela E12 bulb. There is no identifying information on it except a sticker which contains:

ISSUE NO. BH-93 156.

How can I find this lamp online, or one very similar to it? Here's a link for photos of the lamp and sticker: photos
posted by ptsampras14 to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
How does the glass part connect? Maybe you can replace just that part. For example, I found this piece which is sort of similar.

But also, does your friend know you broke it/have you asked them where they got it/do you know for sure they want a similar replacement?
posted by needs more cowbell at 4:05 PM on January 21, 2013

Googling suggests that this is the manufacturer: Allites. They don't have anything like that in their catalogue. Realistically, you aren't likely to find the exact same lamp. You are probably better off offering your friend an appropriate amount of cash to replace it with a lamp they desire (or, if they prefer, just buying something similar at Ikea).
posted by ssg at 4:10 PM on January 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

needs more cowbell - Thank you for your suggestion for replacing only the glass part. I am going to measure the diameter of the detachable glass shade and see if I can find a match.

ssg - What did you google to determine Allites is the manufacturer?
posted by ptsampras14 at 4:16 PM on January 21, 2013

"E188266" lamp
posted by ssg at 4:46 PM on January 21, 2013

Call the company. It's likely they can ship you the part!
posted by jbenben at 5:16 PM on January 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

Before you go to a bunch of trouble, you may want to mention it to your friend. They may be sick of that design and would be happy to get whatever amount of money you'd spend on the replacement lamp to put towards a new, maybe better lamp.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:55 PM on January 21, 2013

If you can't find a replacement, get a cool new lamp or a gift card and share this old ikea commercial with your friend :) http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=dBqhIVyfsRg
posted by missjenny at 7:11 PM on January 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

If all you need to do it to replace the glass shade, try checking out some of the big box home stores in the ceiling light fan glass shade section. The link is to the first store that showed up in google search.
posted by JujuB at 7:16 PM on January 21, 2013

The diameter for the lamp shade is 1 3/16". I am having trouble finding a replacement.
posted by ptsampras14 at 7:32 PM on January 27, 2013

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