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Lamp Shade Fitting

Get a free real time lamp shade fitting from the industry experts, guaranteed to fit. It's just like bringing your lamp into our showroom. Thousands of lamp shade fittings to satisfied customers since 1975 all for FREE !

Email Answers to 7 Questions For a Perfect Lamp Shade Fitting:
1) LAMP STYLE - See images below: Single Bulb, Multi Bulb, Glass Reflector Bowl
     If your lamp style is different from these 3, email a photo and we will ask the proper questions.
2) BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Table Lamp, Floor Lamp, Style, Shape, Unique Features
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 - I will fit the exact shade style that you prefer, not some random shade.

Photos are not required but feel free to email if you wish. We may ask for a photo under special circumstances

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.

Lamp shade fittings are performed during eastern business hours.
Please allow about 30 minutes.
We will email the exact shade size that fits your lamp perfectly.
We use one of our showroom lamps with the same measurements as your lamp for the lamp shade fitting.
There is no guesswork.
We guarantee a perfect fit.
After hours lamp shade fitting requests will be answered next business morning.
Lamp shade fitting is free.
There is no obligation.

3 Lamp Styles

There is little science and a great deal of art in selecting the correct size and fitting lamp shade for any lamp. Lamp shade size and fitting formulas and specific 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 not just misleading, they usually end in failure.

Many customers select lampshades all by themselves. Below are some general guidelines that may help. Shade 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 !