There are many different types and sizes of lampshades to choose from. Here is a brief description of the different types of lampshades we offer:
Candle Clip Lampshades: This type of lampshade is for a very small accent light or for your formal chandelier. This lampshade requires Torpedo Bulbs for a great fit.
Standard Base Clip Lampshades: This type of lampshade is for most floor lamps and for some smaller table lamps. These require your average household bulb in a standard base.
Washer Top Lampshades: This type of lampshade is for larger table lamps that are supplied with a harp. The washer top fits over the harp and the finial holds the lampshade in place. You can achieve the proper fit by adjusting the harp size so that the electrical fittings are hidden by the shade. These require your average household bulb in a standard base and you may need to be careful about the newer energy efficient bulbs, depending on the width of the harp - sometimes it can be a tight fit.
Slip Uno Lampshades: This type of lampshade is for any type of lamp that does not have a harp. Instead of the more traditional clip style, this lampshade slips on to the lamp socket, and the light bulb screws over it to lock the shade in place. This type of shade is great because it is more secure than a clip shade and you can use any type of light bulb, including the newer energy efficient bulbs.
Our metal and tin lampshades feature generous piercing patterns that will splash a beautiful pattern on your walls when you use a clear bulb.
Some products feature multiple sizes, so be sure to choose which size you need before adding the lampshade to your shopping cart.
The standard shade measurements are:
1. top diameter
2. bottom diameter
3. slant, down the side of the lampshade.
The measurements on our shades are taken in that order.
Drops: Some shades have a drop. The drop is the distance from the shade's clip to the top of the lamp shade. A shade with no drop has the clip at the top of the lamp shade (no distance between the top of the shade and the clip.)