Approximate cord size: 3/16" width x 1/4" thickness
SPT-1 Plastic insulation 0.3"
18/2, 18 gauge, 105°
Antique Gold Lamp Cord Sets are a dark brass color perfect on vintage lamps. Standard 8 foot length is convenient for most table lamps. Old-style narrow width slips most lamp pipe from the 20th century.
Standard insulated 18 gauge wire has 2 parallel copper wires. Wire with smooth plastic covering is positive/hot, wire with slight ribs in plastic is neutral/negative.
U.L. Listed for table & floor lamps were cord is exposed.
Stripped, copper-tipped ends simplify wrapping wire around socket screws.
Molded-on plugs are polarized and permanently attached to lamp cord.
SPTrefers to the thickness of the plastic insulation on lamp wire:
This lamp cord is rated SPT-1. This means it has the traditional thickness of plastic insulation covering the lamp wire. It easily slips 1/8 IP lamp pipe. SPT-1 was used on many old - vintage lamps.
Before making any changes to electrical fixtures and/or lamps:
Disconnect plug/wire from the electrical source.
Turning lamp off will not protect you from electric shock.
If you are unsure how to safely proceed contact a licensed electrician.