While standard furniture stores may offer basic parts, it can often be difficult to find the right size, shape, and style for an older or rare type. While some may seek out these models at antique shops or specialty stores, they often find themselves sacrificing quality for the sake of style. Many older lighting fixtures have broken parts, or parts which don't fit properly. They can also be scratched or damaged due to years of use.
We understand this, and have sought to give customers a way to remedy such a common problem. We offer a wide array of replacement glass lamp shades in order to help customers achieve the stylish look they desire with parts that are in working order and free of aesthetic damage. As a specialty store dedicated to offering unique and hard to find lamp glass shades, we attempt to diversify our stock in order to provide an option for everyone.
Customers can choose from hundreds of different glass lampshades. A variety of styles and models are offered, including student, fixture, and schoolhouse types. With a large selection of vintage pieces from every era in a variety of colors, patterns, shapes, and styles, customers are sure to find a glass lamp shade that suits their unique needs.
Whether you're looking for a replacement for an original model or want an entirely different choice in order to give your fixture a new look, you can be sure that each piece we offer is of a high level of quality. Our trained personnel can help you find the right fit, style, and design. Give your lighting fixture a makeover without sacrificing its unique and stylish quality.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of glass lamp shades?
There are many different types of glass lamp shades, such as:
How do you replace a glass lamp shade?
- Aladdin® Style
- Art Deco Style
- Ball and Dome
- Chimney Glass
- Deco Style
- Gas Style
- Hurricane Shades
- I.E.S. reflector shades
- Pendant Style
- School House
- Speciality Shades
- Student Shades
- Torchiere Floor Lamp
The first thing to consider before replacing your glass lamp shade is what the proper "fitter" size of the shade holder is on the lamp or fixture. The shade holder is usually the part (most often made of metal) which will hold the glass lamp shade to the fixture.
The fitter is the portion of the shade holder through which the glass lamp shade passes through and makes physical contact with the lamp. Shade holders come in different fitter sizes and so do glass lamp shades. The idea is to match the same fitter size for both the shade holder and the shade itself.
Next, determine your style of holder. There are two types of lamp holders: fixture-type or straight. You'll see fixture types on hanging fixtures and straight-type fixtures, most commonly on antique oil lamps. Straight-fixture types also have no setscrews, unlike fixture-type holders, which have setscrews.
Next, determine the fitter size of your shade holder. The shade holder is the diameter of the opening of the holder which your glass shade fitter passes. Most of these are standardized in North America and are generally as follows: 2 ¼" (electric era), 2 ½" (gasolier shades), 3 ¼" (fixture and pendant lights), 4" and 5" (gas and pendant shades) and 6" (for the large pendant and hanging lamp slant shades.)
Are light globes standard size?
No, there are no standard sizes for light globes, as they come in a wide variety of sizes anywhere from 3 inches up to 10 inches or more.
What is the glass on a light fixture called?
The glass which covers either the bulb or flame of a light fixture is called a shade, a lightshade or a lamp shade.