(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: hometech(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Dear Jennifer, We have had the same problem, and found an inexpensive solution. A quick trip to your hardware store to purchase a light socket adapter will allow you to update your lighting with very little effort. We installed a pendant light into our recessed lighting fixture, using one of these simple screw in adapters that allowed us to plug in IKEA's Knappa pendant lamp into the light socket rather than a light bulb. This may not work perfectly with your set up, so we're throwing this out there for our readers who we hope can share some more ideas for other creative solutions.
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