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Lamp Shade Fitting

Our guaranteed to fit lamp shade fitting is just like bringing your lamp into our showroom and it's free from the industry experts. Thousands of lamp shade fittings for satisfied customers since 1975.

Email answers to these questions for a perfect fitting lamp shade:
1) LAMP STYLE - See images below: Single Bulb, Multi Bulb, Glass Reflector Bowl
     If your lamp style is different, email a photo and we will ask the proper questions.
2) BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Table Lamp, Floor Lamp, Style, Shape, Unique Features
3) NUMBER of BULBS
4) HEIGHT - As specified in the image below that matches your lamp style:
    Single Bulb Lamp - Measure from top of the socket to bottom of lamp base
    Multi Bulb Lamp - Measure from top of the light cluster body to bottom of lamp base
   Glass Reflector Bowl Lamp - Measure from top of glass to bottom of lamp base
5) BODY/BELLY WIDTH - Across widest portion (belly/mid section) of the lamp body excluding the base (Width not circumference)
6) BOTTOM BASE WIDTH - Across the very bottom of the lamp base
7) YOUR SHADE STYLE PREFERENCE - We fit the exact shade style that you prefer, not some random shade.
A single clear photo of your lamp is helpful but not required.
We fit a showroom lamp comparable to yours with the shade style of your preference.
There is no guesswork.
We will email the exact lamp shade size that fits your lamp perfectly.
Free lamp shade fitting guarantee to fit perfectly with no obligation.

IGNORE YOUR HARP SIZE
We fit lampshades to lamps, not to harps.
Correct harp & finial are included free to position your lamp shade bottom 1" below the electrical socket.

3 Lamp Styles

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Also available Euro or Slip Uno Fitter Lamp Shade shown below.

Euro Fitter Lamp Shade or Slip Uno Lamp Shade

There is little science and much art in selecting the correct size and fitting lamp shade for any lamp. Lamp shade size and fitting formulas and guidelines have been around for a very long time but they are random hit and miss at their very best. Simply put, there are far too many possible variations to rely on any formula. Combine just 3 simple characteristics of style, shape and size with a plethora of individual personal preferences and the number of different combinations are staggering. Specific lamp shade size fitting guides and formulas are misleading and usually end in failure.

Many customers select lampshades all by themselves.
Below are some helpful pointers.
Lampshade bottom width is the most important measurement with the strongest visual impact.

  • 3-6" Bottom Width - Fits chandeliers and petite wall sconces
  • 8-10" Bottom Width - Fits very small boudoir size lamps and small wall sconces
  • 10-12" Bottom Width - Fits buffet candlestick lamps and medium size wall lamps
  • 13-14" Bottom Width - Fits small - medium table and floor lamps & swing arm lamps
  • 15-16" Bottom Width - World's most popular lamp shade size fits most average size table & floor lamps
  • 17-19" Bottom Width - Fits full size table and floor lamps
  • 20-24" Bottom Width - Fits larger and wider body lamps

We do a lot more than just take orders. Email or call Jim Hoyle with your lamp shade fitting questions. We love this business and we love helping customers with their lamp shade fitting since 1975 !