How do you measure a lamp?

Does lamp height include shade?

Typically, your table lamp should be no more than 1 ½ times the height of the table it will set on and the lamp shade should never be larger than the table. … When sitting next to a table lamp the bottom of the shade should be at eye level height. If your new lamp is too tall you’ll be blinded by the bulb.

What is a standard lamp size?

A typical average floor lamp will likely be around 60-72″ in height, i.e. 5 to 6 feet. Some types of floor lamps such as reading lamps and pharmacy lamps will usually be shorter, since they are designed to be used mainly when seated.

How do you measure a lamp shade and shape?

The shade should be twice as wide as the lamp base, and one third of the total height of the lamp. So for a 6-inch lamp base, the shade should be at least 12 inches wide. And if the total height of the lamp (including the bulb and harp) is 24 inches, the shade should be 8 inches tall.

How do you buy a lampshade for a lamp?

The height of the shade should be about three-quarters the height of the base. The width of the shade base should be roughly equal to the height of the lamp from base to fitting. The shade should ideally be to at least half an inch (1.3cm) wider than the base on both sides, to keep the whole lamp looking balanced.

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