A lamp shade is a decorative shade which typically surrounds a light source. Table lamps and floor lamps often use a lamp shade. The shade itself serves multiple functions, directing light upwards for ambient light, and downwards for nearby tasks. The funnel shape also helps heat to escape from the light bulbs. Some light may diffuse through the sides of the shade as well. The shade also protects your eyes from light-bulb glare and can become a part of your room's decorative style. Replacement lamp shades are a great way to refresh a lamp or light fixture. They attach to the lamp usually with a harp or fitter and finial.
A drum lamp shade resembles a barrel or drum shape. The sides of the shade are completely vertical, or near to. They go straight up and down, which means the top and bottom of the drum lampshade are usually about the same size. This produces a somewhat more modern look, and equal amounts of light may emit out the top and bottom of the shade. Due to its cylinder shape, the shade easily allows bulb heat to escape. A cylindrical drum shade coordinates well with modern lamp bases or a base with a clean profile.
Classic in nature, yet elegant by design best describes the timeless appeal of predictable yet dignified lines and curves. Traditional Style Lighting prides itself on stately structure, beautiful ornate details, and reliable designs that tell a story of enduring appeal and craftsmanship. It’s a tried-and-true style that is reliable, and speaks of discriminating and taste of a steadfast lifestyle.
Sits on top of a harp or fitter, which is typically attached to a floor or table lamp. Spider-fitter shades sit on top of a harp fitter (a separate item). Uno fitter shades sit below the bulb with the uno fitter above. Clip-on shades clip directly onto the light bulb.
This is a very nice lampshade! I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. It looks great on my table lamp.
Excellent quality, exactly as described
This was exactly what i was looking for and came quickly and very happy with it.
We love the lamp shade. It looks great.
I’ve been wanting to change out the shades on some brass lamps I have. Lamps PLUS had exactly what I needed. The measurement was perfect, and the material is nice. They are perfect for my room. I would definitely shop here again. Shades arrived in a timely fashion, too.
This really added an elegant finishing touch to the lamps. The notches fit well on the reflector bowl. The size compliments the lamp very nicely. It diffuses light very nicely and allows a good amount of light through the shade.
It was time to upgrade my inherited beautiful 1950’s era glass lamps that were sporting their original bell-shaped shades. They had yellowed over time, had some tears inside, and I was frankly looking for a more contemporary feel for the lamps - that are, in my view, fairly timeless in and of themselves. The issue I had was the tricky glass “bowl” at the top surrounding the light bulb that requires a specific fitter. I could only find them a couple of places, and most places that had them had next to no selection. I was so pleased to find this shade at Lamps USA, in the exactly right size, shape, and color, and with the right fitter. Grandma’s old lamps look great in the newly updated room - a perfect blend of classic and modern. The material and construction are very solid and sturdy, and I expect we’ll be enjoying the lamps for decades to come thanks to this upgrade of the shades. I was even able to re-use the cool artichoke finials that were part of the original shades. The shipping was insanely fast (I just used standard shipping - nothing expedited) and the packaging was really secure to protect the shades in transit. Thanks, Lamps USA!
I don’t like bell shaped shades, and these are exactly what I want for a more contemporary look in my living room.
I’m very happy with my purchase of lamp shades. Good quality material and prompt service.
My new lampshades look great! They’re good quality, well made, and the fabric is attractive. Shades are expensive in general but these seem to provide good value. The only problem was that the size was not perfect so I needed new harps to get the proportions acceptable. They look so much better than the old ones that I’m delighted! Thanks!