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.
The lamp shade is perfect for my antique lamp. Deb was delightful to work with. Felt the company really cared about my choice.
Love them.....replaced cream shades with these bold black shades in my entry way.....very classy
Love the quality shade and the service was exceptional. My brother-in-law picked up for us in Watertown location without any hassle whatsoever! Thank You!
I bought two shades for three way lamps. Shade looks great and was exactly what I was looking for but I nearly burned my hand turning it off. Incandescent bulbs heat up the interior making the lamp very hot. I am using Cree LED 60 W daylight color. The soft white incandescent and LED is way too gold - light looks murky amber. Will look for a daylight three way LED. If you do not want to use LED lights, I do not recommend the gold lined shades.
I really love the way these shades look with my lamps. Despite them being black, they still do a great job of lighting up the room. I did have to get it redelivered because I had to sign for it and I wasnt home, but this is not a huge deal.