Wiring For Antique Lamps - Shades are not electrically wired. Most City and County Codes call for direct wiring to outlet boxes, with separate hooks for hanging the Shades on.. Oct 7, 2013. I received my order (4 lanterns) and am very pleased. The lanterns are exactly as pictured and very easy to put together. The only thing that was wrong is one of the glass inserts is chipped.. Step 3. If installing a hanging fixture Most hanging lights have a supporting chain or cable, through which (or next to) the wires should be threaded (or hung). I recommend using the paint tray of.