Color Cord Guides

Thank you for shopping with Color Cord Company. Here you will find our helpful guides to get you started! Check out our tutorials and DIY content disclaimer for more info on how to make your space shine!

Educational, Tutorial and DIY Content Disclaimer


If you have purchased electrical wire by the foot, sockets, switches, plugs, or any other object used with electricity, please use extreme caution. We recommend that you always consult a licensed electrician before starting any project involving electricity.

The World Effect, LLC DBA: Color Cord Company is not responsible for how the items you have purchased are used or how they have been assembled for any project or application.

Cord and Locking Sockets Warning

Cloth Covered Wire Cutting Tips

Use extreme caution when stripping the outermost insulation away from the conductor wires. The colored insulation of the conductor wires must remain undamaged.

Lamp Wire Cutting Techniques

Locking Sockets

BASIC PLASTIC SOCKETS ARE SELF-LOCKING! Do not assemble the sockets with the terminal inside before it is wired. The terminal will lock the socket permanently.

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Test The Socket

Want to test the socket before wiring it? Remove the terminal to avoid locking it. Otherwise wait to close socket until socket is wired.

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Each canopy includes all the mounting hardware you might need! However, you need to consider whether your canopy is installed on the ceiling as a pendant, or as a flush hardwired fixture or, as a plug-in sconce. Check below which one you are installing and follow the video or graphic instructions on how to do it! Please note that due to variation in building standards, the included hardware might not be exactly right for your space. Contact us for help if you run into any issues!

Canopy Installation Instructions

With our tutorials anyone can handle light fixture installation.

Flush Mount Sconce Installation

For more information on how to properly install a flush mount fixture click on the link below.

Wiring Instructions

Ceiling Pendant Light Installation

With our help installing a pendant that features gorgeous cloth covered cord is a breeze!

Wiring Instructions

Plug-In Wall Sconce Installation

Installing a plug-in sconce is now that much easier after watching this handy installation video.

Wiring Instructions

Multi-Port Canopy Installation

Wiring canopies is a task that might seem too hard, but with this guide you'll be able to wire your own multi-port fixture with ease.

Wiring Instructions

Color Cord Swag

With all the hard-to-reach spaces and limitless possibilities from your imagination, our cord grips and cord stays are here to help bring your pendant vision to light!

Swag Hook Installation and Electrical Components

Small pieces with big impact!

Swag Hook Installation

Each swag includes with a backplate, swag hook, and anchor for easy installation.

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How to Add Swag

Learn how to swag your cord from your ceiling the way an interior designer would do it.

Installation Instructions

Cord Stay Installation

Want to create a straight line or a zig-zag design? Our cord stay is simple to install and looks great too!

Wiring Instructions

Sockets: A Light Bulb's BFF

From shade-ready to exposed bulb, we've got the best socket options for you! Add extra color and style with socket cover to give your fixture a finished look.

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Wiring Your Sockets

Learn how to wire our basic and shade-ready sockets in these quick tutorial videos and printable instructions.

Basic Ivory Socket Wiring Instructions

Our Ivory sockets are a push-in style terminal, meaning you push the conductor wires into a self-securing connector hole.

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Basic Black Socket Wiring Instructions

This self-locking socket has a 3 piece construction, the top cap, the threaded bottom (also known as a skirt) and the terminal plate.

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Porcelain Socket Wiring Instructions

Porcelain sockets are held together with two screws that are tightened from inside the socket. They’re safe and easy to wire.

Wiring Instructions

Strip Your Wire With Ease

This universal DIY wire stripper is effective and easy, making your projects faster to complete. Compatible with all of our round cloth covered SVT wire, the tool comes equipped with multiple blades for stripping and cutting. There’s a coaxial cable stripper cassette, an adjustable round cable stripper, and a wire cutter. Basically, all it’s missing is a drink holder.

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Wiring Electrical Components

The last steps in completing your DIY project.

Thumb Switch Installation

Once you get the hang of it, the thumb switch installation is pretty straight forward. Just follow this simple tutorial for simple step by step instructions.

Wiring Instructions

Grounded Plug End Installation

We’ll demonstrate how to wire a removable grounded cord plug end in our helpful and handy instructional video below.

Wiring Instructions

Cut and Strip Wire

Cutting and stripping wire can be easy. Here we give you option with tools you have at home or tools you can buy from us!

Cutting Instructions

We Are Here To Help

Ask us anything! We are here to assist you with your DIY lighting project and with any questions you have about our product. We are a ring or click away!

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