Well I just tried taking down the shade and bulb that were here when we moved in. I succeeded but I pulled all the wiring out in the process. So now there are loose wires hanging from the ceiling. Suppose I didn't want to get it rewired or wondered what the alternatives were (it never gave off that much light and created a glare on the TV) - what are the alternatives? Or does everyone have these "pendant" lights hanging from the ceiling?