20+30+ Lamp Shade Doesn't Fit On Base. You don't want to crash into the shade every time you get in or out of bed, for example. When i went to screw in the lampshade i found that the metal ring on it was about 1cm too small, and it wouldn't screw on!
The fitter is responsible for attaching the shade to the base and usually cannot be changed, so be sure to match this shade attachment with a lamp base that is compatible. You don't want to crash into the shade every time you get in or out of bed, for example. Next measure the inside diameter of the collar.
Make Sure The Lamp Shade Is Wider Than The Widest Part Of Your Lamp Body.
Ikea is definately the place to go. Those parts cost about $15. Or you can buy a replacement standard pendant fitting for a couple of pounds from diy stores.
Slide The Bottom Portion Of The Socket (The Cup) Off The Wire.
If the lamp will be a reading light, go for a light colored shade. Generally, the height of the lampshade should not exceed the measurement of the harp plus. Then, note how many inches it runs from the topmost part of the harp to the socket cap.
Ikea Socket, Too Large For Regular Lampshades.
Or if the base is somewhat. I have 2 brass ginger jar lamps, relatively cylindrical rather than bulbous. A discounted desk lamp with a wobbly shade is in need of repair.
Reconnect The Wiring, Making Sure To Use An Underwriter’s Knot For Safety.
Yes, it's the socket that's the problem. To measure lamp harp sizes, take a measuring tape or a ruler. If it measures 1 3/ 16” inside diameter, you should have a #2 size collar.
It's Too Large To Hold Regular Lampshades.
Here's what you need to do. Consider the location of the lamp. Just bought a lampshade for a standard lamp in the sale.