Tiffany floor lamps are a common component for most interior lighting systems and a great way to dress a room or office. Table lamps are generally manufactured with a complementary lampshade to remove the guess game from dimensioning and purchase lampshades. But in time, you may find it necessary to replace an old or boring looking lampshade. If you do not know exactly how to choose a new lampshade, do not worry. The process is simple and can be done in a few minutes using only one tape measure.
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Measure the light from the bottom edge of its base to the top of its stem to calculate its height. You want to select Tiffany floor lamps with a bottom diameter within 2 inches, plus or minus, the measured height of your lamp. Determine the best diameter for your lampshade. An ideal lampshade will measure within 2 inches (plus or minus) for the height of the table lamp. For an 18-inch table lamp, use a lampshade with a bottom diameter of 16 inches, 17 inches, 19 inches or 20 inches. The measures are the diameter of how long the lower part of the lamp shield extends side to side.
Determine the best height for your Tiffany floor lamps. As a general rule of thumb, according to antiquelampsupply.com (“Antique Lamp Supply”), “The total height of the shadow is directly related to the height of harp and should not be more than ½ inch (plus or minus) higher or shorter than the total height on harp. “Measurements made of metal wire are located just below the socket at the tip of the lamp (an area called harp). For example, a 9-inch harp would ideally require a lampshade that is 8 1/2 for 9 2/1 inches in height.
Tips and warnings
Tiffany floor lamps can be purchased from major retailers, home accessories stores and lighting stores. It is always best to fit a lampshade based on its measurements, so remove your tape measure and make sure you have chosen the best lampshade size.