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Drum lamp shades for table lamps and floor lamps are a great choice because of the higher surface area they hold as compared to the other tapered shapes. They have a clean and minimal look to them and with both the top and bottom being open, offer a wider spread of light through the room. Drum shades work well with table lamps and floor lamps alike and deliver a stunning look to the corners of your rooms. With respect to colour choices the variety is boundless and the option to customize to a colour that you require is also possible (Just write to us at email@example.com for custom colour requirements). Here are some frequently asked questions about drum lamp shades and our responses to it based on our experience:
Frequently asked questions
How do I know what size table lamp shade size to buy?
Rule of thumb: The diameter of your lamp shade should be wider than the widest part of the table lamp. Also, make sure that the height of the shade does not occupy more than 1/3rd of the total height of the table lamp (From the base to the top of the lamp shade). Typically, the 8 inch, 10 inch, 12 inch lamp shades are generally a good fit for table lamps. While this is a guideline, there may be instance where you can break this norm to align with your person tastes and preferences.
How to find the right sized floor lamp shade?
The 14 inch, 16 inch and 18 inch lampshades – All of these are a good fit for your tall floor lamps. Be it a single stem floor lamp, a tripod floor lamp or a tall lamp with shelves, these lamp shades complement the lamps with their size giving the whole product a beautiful proportional look. Since in most cases floor lamps are installed in the corner of the room, choose your dimensions carefully to ensure you have enough corner space to accommodate the shade size.
Can I fit the lamp shade on any lamp?
The answer is a yes and a no, depending on the type of bulb holder used on the lamp base. Typically in India the lamp shades will have a holder ring which will securely sit on the bulb holder in use on the lamp. The fact that shades are detachable, they can fit into any lamp subject to the right holder being in use. For you to understand what holder you are currently using, please read this about different types of lamp holders. Our lamp shades support E27 and E14 type holders and B22 holders are supported on request.
What is the price range of the lamp shades?
Prices of lamp shades have a huge variation from anywhere between Rs.200 to Rs.2000 depending on where you are buying them from. The size of the shades and the material used largely influences the price. Add shipping costs to it and you are looking at buying a base product at approximately Rs.400-450.
What is a drum lamp shade used for?
Drum lamp shades are predominantly used as shades for table lamps and floor lamps. Because of their open top and bottom and their straight drum / cylindrical shape, they make up for good choice for pedestal lamps and tripod lamps. Also, they are popularly used as hanging lamp shades in living rooms and bed rooms.
What are the different sizes of drum lamp shades?
Key dimensions in a drum lamp shade are the diameter and the height of the shade. Drum lamp shades are available in different diameters from small to large. Some of the standard diameters are 8 in, 10 in, 12 in, 14 in, 16 in and 18 in to cater to varied size requirements. The heights, while in some cases like ours, is standardized for each of the diameter, they can also be customized based on how you perceive your lamp set up to be. Here is a reference chart on the standard sizes of drum lamp shades.