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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 satisfied customers since 1975 and it is FREE.

Email answers to the 7 questions below and we will perform a Real Time Lamp Shade Fitting.
Jeremiah is a seasoned veteran and he will actually fit one of our showroom lamps with the same measurements as your lamp.
There is no guesswork and we guarantee a perfect fit.
Allow about 30 minutes and Jeremiah will email the exact shade size that fits your lamp perfectly.
Lamp shade fittings are performed during eastern business hours.
Emails received after hours will be answered the next business morning.
Our lamp shade fitting includes a convenient link to order online or you can call us for personal help.
The fitting is free and there is no obligation.

Answer 7 Questions For a Perfect Fitting:
1) Lamp Style - From the three images below: Single Bulb, Multi Bulb, Glass Reflector Bowl
2) Brief Description: Table Lamp or Floor Lamp, Style, Material, Color
3) Number of Bulbs
4) Height - As specified in the image below that matches your lamp style:
    SINGLE BULB LAMPS - Measure from top of the socket to bottom of lamp base
    MULTI BULB LAMPS - Measure from top of the light cluster body to bottom of lamp base
    GLASS REFLECTOR BOWL LAMPS - Measure from top of glass to bottom of lamp base
    If your lamp has a different configuration from these 3, email a photo and we will ask the proper questions for a perfect fit
5) Bottom Base Width - Across the very bottom of the lamp base
6) Body Width - Across widest portion (belly/mid section) of the lamp body excluding the base (measure width not circumference)
7) Indicate Your Shade 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

IGNORE YOUR HARP SIZE INITIALLY. We fit lampshades to lamps, not to harps. We will tell you the correct harp size that is needed for the correct shade. You can then order the correct harp size if yours is different.

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
  • 17-24" Bottom Width - Fits larger fuller size table and floor lamps

We do a lot more than just take orders. Email or call Seth Hoyle with your lamp shade fitting questions.