Why did my touch lamp stop working? Eventually, you may run into a problem with your touch lamp. If it’s not turning on, it could be an electric problem, a damaged cord, a burnt out bulb or a worn out sensor. Touch lamp sensors do wear out after a period of use. You can replace the sensor yourself rather than purchasing a new touch lamp.
How do I reset my touch lamp?
- Remove the finial holding the shade onto your touch lamp.
- Move the touch lamp to a work surface.
- Look inside the lamp for the touch-control box.
- Wrap a piece of tape around the lamp wire that connects to the black wire from the touch control.
How do I fix the touch on my touch lamp? Unplug the touch lamp and remove the light bulb if it still doesn’t work. Look inside the socket for a small brass tab. Use your fingers, needle-nose pliers or a small flat-head screwdriver to lift the tab slightly. If this tab does not come into contact with the bottom of the light bulb, the lamp will not work.
What activates a touch lamp? A touch-sensitive lamp is one that is activated by human touch rather than a flip, push-button, or other mechanical switch. These lamps are popular as desk and nightstand lamps. They act on the principle of body capacitance.