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.
An empire lamp-shade is a traditional lampshade shape where the bottom is wider than the top. It also features straight sides, forming a kind of triangular shape. The bottom of the shade spreads out more to distribute light, and to shine outward and downward for nearby tasks. The smaller opening at the top helps to funnel bulb heat away from the lamp. An empire lampshade coordinates well with a lamp base featuring straighter or simpler lines, but also works well with almost any lamp shape.
Informal and comfortable, this relaxed style accentuates an airy and unpretentious living space, evoking the feeling of a permanent beach cottage vacation. Casual Lighting uses clean and simple lines, subtle curves, natural textures, and decorative glass for a subtle elegance that doesn’t overwhelm the senses.
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.
Delivery was quick and shades were as described. First time ordering but not the last. Good experience!
10"W x 9"H Black Parchment Empire Lampshade
These shades have given new life to a pair of hand-me-down brass lamps. The gold interior reflects beautifully onto the body of the lamps. My only reservation is that the lamps get quite hot, so I try not to leave them on too long and will look for cooler bulbs. Other than that, I'm very pleased. I also want to give a shoutout to the LampsUSA website. I would have been lost without its information about different shade configurations and sizing and its wide selection of inventory. For one of the lamps, I needed a harp and finial, which I purchased here. Everything worked out perfectly.
The shade fit my lamp perfectly
Really like the black shade with gold lining
My order arrived quickly and I was impressed with the packing.
After running around stores in Los Angeles, I finally checked online. And, sure enough, I found a picture of the exact item that I wanted. I was so happy! It was a little pricy, but I wanted this shade and nothing else. And I own it now! I can't believe the poor selection available in specialty and department stores when it comes to lampshades. Thank you for having items one cannot buy in a big city like Los Angeles!
The lampshade was delivered in good condition. I ordered two for the antique lamps in my living room. The color is a shade or two darker compared to the picture online, which I actually like. It looks so much better in person. The shades look great on my brass lamps. I am very pleased.
They say that every room needs to have some black and I completely agree. My newly painted lamp with these shades is it! The silver is rather shiny during daylight, but Ive had the lights both high and low during evenings and the silver is not noticeable. Overall, I like these and I have no regrets buying them.