Monday, March 3, 2014

Shades of Soho Voted Best of Bergen 2014

Shades of Soho has done it again, earning the Best Home Decor award from (201) Magazine’s Best of Bergen County. This makes it the fourth consecutive year we have won this distinct honor. The public vote makes the award more meaningful to all of us here at Shades of Soho. As written in (201) Magazine,

"Shine a little love on your life with a statement lampshade from Shades of Soho. Give your table or floor lamps a touch of glamour and make them literally the life of the party in your home. This specialty home d├ęcor shop has every shade you can imagine, and plenty you haven’t even thought of. Inconceivable, but true. Silks and trims, baubles and beads adorn these sophisticated and chic home accessories.”

We have also received New Jersey Monthly’s “Best of New Jersey Award” for Lighting. We are so grateful to all of our loyal customers and fans for choosing us as the best lighting store in North NJ. We take pride in the quality and craftsmanship we put into each of our products and services, and we are thankful for the recognition.

We will continue with this level of quality and service that you have come to expect in 2014 and many years to come! If you would like any more information on any of the products or services here at Shades of Soho, please visit our website or stop in our North NJ lighting store

Shades of Soho
175 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What to Check if Your Lamp Isn't Working

Our daily lives rely heavily on lamps, but their ubiquitous light is sometimes forgotten until a problem arises. These are some of the more common problems your lamps may encounter.
  • If the light bulb will not light – Check the bulb first. This is always an easy first step. The bulb may be burnt out or just loose in the socket. Check that it is plugged in, as silly as it sounds this may be the only problem. Energy-efficient CFL light bulbs tend to last longer than traditional filament light bulbs.
  • The light turns on, but it flickers – This is either the sign of a dying light bulb or a bad connection somewhere in the circuitry. If you change the bulb and it still occurs then the problem is most likely with the wiring. This is when it is important to call a lamp repair shop.
  • The turns on and off – Check the wattage of the bulb in the socket, and the wattage of the socket itself. Often, this means that the wattage of the bulb exceeds the wattage of the socket. The maximum wattage will be listed on a tag attached to the socket.
  • Check the chord – Not just to see if it is plugged in, but check that it isn't frayed at any point. A frayed wire can cause a bad connection between the wall outlet and the lamp itself.

Try plugging an electrical device into the outlet where the lamp was connected. If this item doesn't work when connected, then check your homes fuse box. If you believe that it is something internal to the wiring in your lamp then bring it to Shades of Soho. We are a New Jersey lamp repair company that specializes in repairing lighting fixtures and antique lamps.  

Shades of SOHO
176 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452