Lighting fixtures should be attractive, preferably of cast or spun metal, and should be heavy enough to withstand the hard usage to which they are put. The use of a chain pull socket which is easily reached, in place of a key socket, is desirable, particularly where the wall switch is not used to control the light. The small additional cost of the former will be more than made up by the greater efficiency and attractiveness to tenants, while the cost of maintenance is no greater.