How To Choose The Right Lamp Shade Size?

Lamps are a common element in most of the interior lightening designs, and are unquestionably an excellent way to dress up an office or home. Most of the times, lamps are available with the complementary shade. However, you may require buying a separate shade in case the old shade gets worn out.

Determine the height of the lamp by measuring the length from the bottom base to the socket. The lamp shade you choose must be around this same length. One or two inches difference can be tolerated.Measure the circumference of the widest part of the lamp. And try to find a shade whose bottom is wider than this measurement.Determine the height of the lamp’s base. The slant height of the shade you select must be around three fourth of this measurement.

Make sure that there is enough free space inside the lamp shade away from the lamp’s bulb. Compact can be fire hazardous, especially for high wattage lamps.  In case of 40 to 60 watt incandescent lamps, a free space of one or two inch is ideal. On the other hand, high watt lamps such as 75 and 100 incandescent watt lamps need at least two to three inches of loose space inside, while the 150 watt lamps must be given three to four inches of liberal space.{all pics from houzz}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 24th, 2012


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