The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Lamp Shades and Lamp Stands
Can a lamp shade fit on all lamps?
While shades can come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, there are essentially five different types of lamp fitters. This component of the shade is what connects it to your lamp stand. The five fitter types include a spider fitter, reflector fitter, slip UNO fitter, threaded UNO fitter, and clip-on fitter. Fitters are built into the shade, so it is important to identify what type of fitter will affix onto your specific lamp stand before selecting a shade. Most lamps use a spider fitter, which sits on a small harp integrated into the stand and is secured tightly via a finial. For lamps with reflector bowls, you will need a reflector fitter.
What is a salt lamp?
This is a unique lamp whose outer layer is designed to absorb a range of different particles and water from the air surrounding the lamp. It will also take positive ions from the air, which will heat the salt and send clean water vapor into the air to help create a clean airflow throughout your home. The inner portion of the lamp consists of a stand along with a light bulb.
Which types of lamps can these shades be used with?
You can find a shade for all different types of lamps, including wall lamps and table lamps.
How are these lamps powered?
The majority of these lamps use a power cord that is plugged into a standard electrical socket on the wall. There are also a large number of stands that are designed to be powered with a USB socket, which is a type of socket that is commonly found on computers and similar devices. When plugged in, power from the device will be sent to the lamp and turn on the light.