How to choose a lamp shade? Here are some factors you will probably want to consider when you choose a lamp shade.
- The style can match your décor.
- The lamp shade should be compatible with the type of attachment or fitter, on the lamp.
- The shade should come down just low enough to cover the switch.
- Consider the intended use of the lamp. For instance, if you are always reading, you should choose wide lamp shade to get maximum light.
The spider fitter is placed in a threaded assembly at the top of the lamp, which is held by a so-called “tip”. These top shades come in sizes that vary from 7 inches to 1 foot. Usually, its depth is determined by its width. The light bulb should be covered by the lamp shade, and it can’t be seen by you when you are standing any chairs in the room.
Usually, for many lamps, you can attach the lamp shade without removing the bulb. However, you should purchase shades that accommodate these lamps because they are equipped with a UNO fitting either above or below the bulb. There are two types of UNO fittings: push-on or threaded. You should twist the shade’s fitting around the lamp’s base assembly to secure the lamp if you are using a lamp that calls for a threaded UNO fitting.conversely, if there is no threading, you can simply push down the UNO fitting on the lamp’s assembly below or above the bulb. After that, you only need to replace the bulb.
Lamps for ceiling lights or chandeliers clip them onto the bulb to secure themselves.
No matter which style of lamp you choose, you have to comply with the wattage of the light bulb on the shade’s specifications.Using a higher wattage light bulb than recommended creates a fire.