Converting a Pendant Shade to Face Up
There's no easy conversion kit for orienting a pendant shade from a down position to face upward, but our expert has some other suggestions.
Where can I find a conversion kit for a Tiffany-style ceiling light? I would like to turn the opening of the light towards the ceiling instead of hanging down.

I'm sorry to say that no such as conversion kit exists, although I think it's a great idea. I would much rather see the shade instead of the light bulb.

I don't know what city you hail from, but I do suspect that there are lighting repair shops that might be able to do the work for you. They would need to solder connections for rods or lengths of chain in three locations along the inverted edge of the shade in order to distribute the weight properly. There are numerous companies that make inverted versions of the Tiffany-style fixtures. You could print out a picture to show them what you want. Or you could even buy one of the ready-made fixtures (I found some online for around $85) and then use their components with your shade.

Randall Whitehead, IALD

Randall Whitehead, IALD, is a professional lighting designer and author. His books include "Residential Lighting, A Practical Guide." Whitehead has worked on projects worldwide, appeared on the Discovery Channel, HGTV and CNN, and he is regular guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Visit his website for more information on books, upcoming seminars and the latest lighting trends.

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