What is a spider fitter for a lamp shade?

The spider lamp shade is the most common type of fitter for table and floor lamp shades. Spider fitters sit atop the lamp’s harp (the U-shaped metal part of a lamp that fits around and protects the light bulb). Once placed on top of the harp, spider fitters are secured to the lamp by a finial.

What is a reflector bowl on a lamp?

Reflector Bowl Lamp Shades The shade adds visual appeal to a reflector table lamp or floor lamp, and minimizes glare.

How do I know if a lamp shade will fit?

Your shade should be about two-thirds the height of your lamp base (give or take an inch).

  • Your shade should be about two-thirds the height of your lamp base (give or take an inch).
  • Proportion is the key – too tall and the effect will be top heavy, but too short and your lamp will look out of balance.

How do I know what type of lamp shade I need?

For the right lamp shade width, measure your lamp base and multiply by two. The widest part of your shade should be at least a half-inch wider than the widest part of your base on each side. Tip: For a round base, measure straight across; measure diagonally for a square base.

What is a UNO lamp shade fitting?

An uno lamp shade is a type of shade that fits onto a lamp socket with an uno fitter. The uno fitter has arms radiating outward attached to the inside edges of the shade that support a hollow round piece that slides over the socket.

What does a spider lamp shade attachment look like?

A lampshade spider consists of metal arms that attach to the inside top rim of the lampshade and join in the center to a hollow round metal disc that looks like a washer. Spider fittings are also called “washer fittings.”

What is reflector bulb?

Incandescent reflector bulbs contain a reflective coating and therefore provide directional light. The shape of the light beam is cone-like and can be specified in a range of beam spreads from narrow spot to wide flood. Reflector bulbs fit into the same medium-based sockets as common incandescent bulbs.

What shape is a lamp shade?

The main lampshade shapes are: Empire and straight empire – the classic round ‘frustum’ shapes (that’s a cone with the top lopped off) Square – like an empire but with a square or rectangular bottom. Drum – a cylinder shape, giving a contemporary look.

How do I measure for a replacement lamp shade?

Place a measuring tape across the top of the lamp shade, from edge to edge and as close to center as possible, to find the top diameter. Write down this measurement. If you have a square lamp shade, measure along its width from corner to corner to get the top measurement.

Can you convert a spider lamp shade to Uno?

EASY INSTALLATION – Converts your Standard “Spider-Fitter” Lampshade to fit on Slip Uno Lamp Base Lamp. Easy DIY upgrade project. MEASURE YOUR SOCKET – Uno opening is 1 7/16″ which is the most common size, so be sure to measure your bulb socket to make sure the diameter is less than 1 7/16″.

How to choose the right reflector bowl fitter shade?

With an assist from LampsUSA, you can quickly select the right reflector bowl notched fitter lamp shade and be confident in your selection. Bowl notched lamp shades come in many sizes, so be sure to measure your existing shade before buying a replacement shade.

How big of a bowl do you need for a reflector lamp?

The reflector bowl spider fitters are notched to accommodate a 6-inch, 8-inch, or 10” glass bowl for a reflector lamp. This makes fitting the bowl lamp shade to the lamp extremely easy to do. Simply place the shade over the notches that correspond to the top measurement of the lamp shade.

Do you need a spider fitter for a lamp shade?

If your lamp has a harp you will need a shade with a spider fitter. The spider fitter is part of the lampshade itself. It sits on top of the harp and is secured by a finial. If your new shade is not EXACTLY the same size as your old shade, a new harp may be all you need for a perfect fit.

How big is a lamp shade riser for a chandelier?

A shade riser is a small adapter which extends the threaded pole on top of the harp fitter. Lampshades for a chandelier are typically much smaller than regular shades, usually in the range of 4 to 7 inches across the bottom.