What’s a spider lamp shade?

How do you use a lampshade spider?

The fitting is simply attached to the bulb holder by unscrewing the holder cap inserting the spider and screwing the cap back on. The lampshade frame simply sits on top.

How do I know what type of lamp shade I need?

The shade should be about two-thirds the height of your lamp base. For the right lamp shade width, measure your lamp base and multiply by two. The widest part of your shade should be at least a half-inch wider than the widest part of your base on each side.

What is spider lamp attachment?

Spider Fittings: Spider fittings are the most common type of fitting for table and floor lamps and are used with harps. The harp attaches to the lamp base, and the spider fitting sits on top of the harp and is often secured with a finial that screws onto the top of the harp.

Can you put any lamp shade on any lamp?

In most cases, the type of fitter is not interchangeable, so be sure to match the shade attachment to a compatible lamp base.

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