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.
This shade is very well made, and it was packed better than ANY “fragile” item we have ever received! The shade is quality and looks like it was custom-made for our antique restored 70+ year-old floor lamp.
I found two lamps this past summer at yard sales that I upcycled for use in my living room. I tried several shades that I found locally, but they didn't quite work for the look I was going for. I checked online and found these, and they worked wonderfully! I am very pleased with them. I will check LampsUSA first for shades on the next lamp project. They were shipped quickly, and arrived in excellent shape, thanks for a great product and service!
I'd been holding off purchasing lampshades for my antique lamps because I wanted them to be just perfect and these were. Very nice quality statement piece lampshades. The inside is gold and give a nice warm glow when lit. They were shipped fast, priced far lower than anywhere else I had looked. The customer service was prompt and to the customers advantage. I would definitely shop here again.
solid black with a little sheen to it just like the picture w/ gold lining inside which reflects light up & down-but no light comes through the shade(as I wanted)/spider fitting has 1"drop from top of shade so only a tall finial will show/well packaged &fast delivery
This changed my bedroom. It made a cheap lamp I got at a flea market look like a thousand dollar piece. It is well built with nice quality material and details that make a subtle difference. This is the kind that you see in Architectural Digest.