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 shades are really nice and well made; they are just the right shade of oatmeal for the lamps I bought and the clip on mechanism is really secure. I will be ordering a larger size of the same shade for another lamp; they came quickly as well and I'm glad they were wrapped in cellophane and well packaged as the delivery service did not put the box in a plastic bag and did not leave it on our covered porch, so it was left in the rain. the box was pretty wet but the shades survived!! you may want to have a chat with your deliverers!
Very nicely made lamp shades. More secure and attractive clip on mechanism compared to what is usually available. Color appears a little lighter than what seen on my computer screen but only slightly. Rapid service after ordering online.
Nice shade with well-made bulb clip
Just received my second shade, both for really old lamps that were in need of being spiced up. Both were excellent quality. Both packaged properly and received in perfect condition.
Sturdy and nicely made, with a double clip-on design that keeps it in place well. Happy with purchase.
A small lamp which needed a special shade, well made and I liked the double set of wires to hold it onto the bulb...Lamp been in the family for over 50 years!
Perfect for an antique lamp that's been so hard to find a shade for!
arrived in perfect condition. It is exactly as described. looks great and is of high quality. I would buy it again
Very happy with this purchase. It matches my linen drapes.