# Frequent question: How do you determine the height of a lamp?

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## What is the height of a lamp?

Average floor lamps range in height from 60 to 72 inches, or 5 to 6 feet, but there are much taller lamps; think of those that arch over a sofa, almost brushing the ceiling, or a spring pole lamp that goes from floor to ceiling.

## How do you determine the height of a table lamp?

The correct height of the table lamp is typically determined by the seating piece and the height of the table beside it. The table lamp should be tall enough for the bottom of the lampshade to come to the eye level of the person seated beside it. This will provide the best light without glare from the bulb.

## What height should lamps be next to sofa?

Overall lamp and table measurements: The lamp should not be more than 1.5 times taller than the surface it is sitting on, and the lamp shade’s diameter should be smaller than the width of the sofa side table.

## 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.

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## 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.