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.
16"W x 17"H Black Shantung Lamp Shade
They are exactly what I wanted. They block the glare on my televisions yet give enough light to see everything in the room.
I waited a couple months for two shades. These are the perfect shades for the purpose of my living room. New lamps had “so-so” shades but these are show stoppers. Love them at night too.
A 14x16x17 black shantung shade. A difficult size, LampsUSA was wonderful to work with while we got it right. Thanks!
14x16x17 Black Shantung Lamp Shade
This shade has a great price, arrived quickly and turned out exactly what I wanted. I used this as a shade for a recessed light fixture I converted to a pendant light, and it looks stunning. The shade is really dark and you cannot see any light coming through it at all except at the bottom which I love! Packaged perfectly and with a great quality. I highly recommend this!
This site has beautiful shades with great descriptions. I ordered two of this item for my tall buffet lamps. The fabric has a nice and high quality feel, and I am very happy with them. I love that the light pours out from the top and bottom. The spider sits at the top of the lamp, while some are halfway down and mess up your measurements. They came well packed, and are not really something that you'd find in department stores.