ELECTRICAL – the lamps have been tested in Japan & approved for
normal use.They can be used in
North America & Japan.Electrical components for some European countries & Australia are
also available on request.
Lamps can be shipped without electrical components (socket, cord, switch
& plug), in which case the buyer would need to install his or her local
electrical components.A discount
of US$25.00 will be applied to lamps shipped without electrical components.
Bulbs – if using incandescent bulbs, a maximum of 60W is recommended. New types of florescent bulbs save energy & throw off less heat, & offer various colors. The so-called daylight type give a clean white light, while the traditional color type gives a warmer, redder light. You can choose a bulb that suits your environment & taste.
CARE – these porcelain lamps should always
be handled carefully.Porcelain is
an extremely hard material, but - like fine crystal - when it is thin it is vulnerable
to impact shock.
use two hands to pick up the lamps
lamps out of the reach of boisterous children or pets
strike the lamps with a hard object
lamps should break:HANDLE
CAREFULLY! – porcelain shards can be extremely sharp!
CLEANING – the porcelain part of a
lamp can be spot-cleaned with soap & water or with a weak bleach solution.
For something like a scuff mark (on an unglazed surface) that resists
spot-cleaning, a fine sandpaper can be used to remove the spot.
For a more thorough cleaning, the porcelain part of a one-piece lamp can be
removed from the wooden base by unscrewing the screw-clamps, lifting the
porcelain from the base & carefully washing the part.Please handle the lamp with care!Reverse the procedure to replace the
porcelain part – do not tighten the screws excessively.
Tatami – it is not advisable to leave a
lamp in one place on new tatami.Similar to exposing tatami to direct sunlight, the tatami color will
change in the area under the lamp that is exposed to the light.