Wall / Table, Task & Floor Lights:
WHAT SIZE SHADE DO I NEED FOR MY TABLE LAMP?
Table lamps come in all shapes and sizes and generally speaking large lamps need large shades and small lamps need small shades. Lamp shades are sized by measuring cross the diameter at the bottom of the shade - so if the shade diameter measures 16" across the bottom, then it is know as a 16" shade. As a very rough guide to working out the size of shade you require, measure the height of your table lamp from the bottom of the base to the top of the lamp stem just below the lamp holder. The shade you select should then have a diameter of plus or minus 2" of this measured height. So, if you have measured the height of your table lamp at 14" then you should choose a lamp shade that is 12", 14" or 16" in diameter.
If you are lucky enough to live near Minehead in Somerset you will be more than welcome to bring your lamp base along to our retail shop and try on as many shades as you wish. This will enable you to select the correct size, style and colour of shade to match your base.
Many table lamps are now supplied complete with shades which takes the guesswork out of selecting the correct shade if you are not confident. The Lighting Company has a great selection of table lamps to choose from and most are supplied with the shades included. Just click on the following links
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