How do you find a lampshade that fits you?

How do you find a lampshade that fits you?

Your shade should be about two-thirds the height of your lamp base (give or take an inch).

  1. Your shade should be about two-thirds the height of your lamp base (give or take an inch).
  2. Proportion is the key – too tall and the effect will be top heavy, but too short and your lamp will look out of balance.

How do I measure what size lampshade I need?

The shade should be twice as wide as the lamp base, and one third of the total height of the lamp. So for a 6-inch lamp base, the shade should be at least 12 inches wide. And if the total height of the lamp (including the bulb and harp) is 24 inches, the shade should be 8 inches tall.

What is a lampshade fitter?

The fitter is the portion of the shade holder through which the glass lampshade actually passes and makes physical contact with the lamp. Shade holders come in different fitter sizes and so do glass lampshades. The idea, logically, is to match the same fitter size for both the shade holder and shade.

What is a spider fitter for a lamp shade?

The spider lamp shade is the most common type of fitter for table and floor lamp shades. Spider fitters sit atop the lamp’s harp (the U-shaped metal part of a lamp that fits around and protects the light bulb). Once placed on top of the harp, spider fitters are secured to the lamp by a finial.

What is a torchiere holder?

Torchiere Holder: Torchiere holders are specifically flared holders made to accomodate the large, unique shape of torchiere shades. Tubing: For decoration, tubing is metal and hides threaded rod (pipe) and wiring.

What is the glass piece on a lamp called?

The lampshade shields people’s eyes from the brightness of a lit bulb. Lampshades come in a variety of designs and styles, fashioned from materials ranging from fabric and plastic to glass and metal. The lampshade may be an integral part of the lamp, or it may be a separate piece, attached to a shade stand.

What are the different fittings for lamp shades?

There are three basic types of lamp shade fittings: spider fittings, uno fittings, and clip-on fittings: Spider Fittings: Spider fittings are the most common type of fitting for table and floor lamps and are used with harps.

What height should a lampshade be?

Traditionally, the height of a lamp shade should be around half of the height of the lamp base. So, start by measuring your lamp base height, and then divide this measurement by two. For example, if your total lamp base height is 25 inches, then your shade should be around 12.5 inches high.

What kind of light fixture is a torchiere?

Floor lamps come in a variety of shapes, mimicking everything from street lamps to trees. Many of the most prized vintage floor lamps have glass shades, though some may project light from within metal shades. A torchiere is one of the most popular and recognizable types of floor lamps.

How big of a fitter do you need for glass lamp shades?

For pendant shades a 2 1/4″ fitter has an outside diameter on the glass of 2″. For student shades a 10″ fitter will have an outside glass diameter of 9 3/4″. Larger shades will have a larger fitter and smaller shade openings like a lily which have a one” diameter, will have a 1 1/8 fitter.

How tall is a 10 inch glass lamp shade?

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What kind of light bulbs do torchere lamps use?

Today, torchère lamps use fluorescent or halogen light bulbs. A torch lamp is good as a general light to increase the light in the room, but is less appropriate to use as a task lamp, for example to read by.