Step 1: Identify the type of lamp you have.There are many types of oil lamps out there: #2 burners, duplex, Aladdin, Central Draft. After you have identified your oil lamp burner, you are able to pick an adapter to fit.
Step 2: Decide on type of shade or no shade.These electric adapters can be simple and hold a chimney, or they have other options with shade rings and harps for fabric shade. Before you convert to electric, you need to decide what the final product will look like and get the right adapter for that style.
Step 3: Unscrew and clean the oil lampAn antique kerosene lamp might have months, years, or decades of kerosene on the lamp. This is a good time to clean the lamp. Wash it out with some clean water and let it completely dry.
Step 4: Install the new adapterInstalling the new adapter is as easy as replacing a light bulb. It literally screws in the lamp collar. If you followed step 1, this step is a breeze.
Step 5: Complete the lookAdd the shade or chimney to the lamp. Screw in a bulb and enjoy the 21st century.
Looking for a more visual approach? Try this video.