What is a harp on a lamp shade?

What is a harp on a lamp shade?

Lamp harps are the metal wire lamp part that typically mounts below the lamp socket and supports your lamp shade (see Fig. 1).

Can you add a harp to any lamp?

This adapter attaches directly to the harp, allowing use of nearly any replacement lamp shade. This is meant to be an alternative to lamp shades with a built-in fitter. You can now easily attach a harp to a lamp without one. The opening on this adapter is 1 9/16 Inches.

What does lamp harp fit into?

A lamp harp is the component of a lamp to which the lamp shade is attached. It typically comes in two separate parts, a saddle which is fastened under the lamp socket, and the harp itself which consist of a lightweight frame attached to the saddle at its lower end and extending upwards to a point above the bulb.

How do I know what size harp for my lamp?

Guidelines for determining which Harp Lamp Shade to select

  1. Height of Lamp Shade: approximately 2/3 rds height of lamp-base. (
  2. Bottom-diameter of Lamp Shade: approximately 1”-2” less than lamp-base height.
  3. Lamp shade proportions should reflect lamp base proportions.

Are there different size harps for lamps?

Select a harp that’s at least 2 inches shorter than the height of your lampshade. If you would like a more dramatic look for your lamp, allow your lampshade to cover a portion of your lamp’s base by choosing a harp that’s 4-8 inches shorter than the height of your lampshade.

Can you use a lamp without a harp?

That’s the term for the bulb socket that has a little flared lip on it so a lamp shade doesn’t need a harp (the metal support thing that looks like a lyre, with a finial on top).

Can I use a UNO shade on harp lamp?

With theUNO shade adapter the shade can be mounted on any harp or 1/8IP threaded rod. The adapter fits in the threaded part of the UNO fitter and reduces the opening to about 1/2 inch. Now the UNO fabric shade can be used on harps or 1/8IP rods. Here is an example of an UNO shade on a Cluster Floor Lamp.

What sizes do lamp harps come in?

Harps are available in either regular or heavy duty weights. Our regular harps, which are available with either nickel or brass-plating, range in size from 4” to 15”, while our heavy duty harps, which are also available in nickel and brass plating, come in sizes from 7” and 15”.

Do lamp harps come in different sizes?

How do you measure a harp?

To measure lamp harp sizes, take a measuring tape or a ruler. Then, note how many inches it runs from the topmost part of the harp to the socket cap. Generally, the height of the lampshade should not exceed the measurement of the harp plus ½ inch, and should not be smaller than the lamp harp’s height minus ½ inch.

How do you measure for a lamp harp replacement?

Selecting a shade for floor lamps with IES glass, harps, or cluster sockets. The bottom diameter of the floor lamp’s shade is related to the diameter of the lamp base. To determine the size, measure the bottom diameter of the floor lamp base.

How do you determine what size harp to get for a lamp?

What size harp do I need?

What is a standard size lamp harp?

(Most lamp harps have a 1/4” diameter (1/4-27 M) and some lamp cluster bodies have a 3/8” diameter (1/8; IPS rod) located on top of the harp or cluster).

How to find the right lamp shade?

The width of the shade should be at least as wide as the widest part of the lamp and can be up to 2x the width.

  • The shade should be 40% to 60% of the height of your lamp.
  • If you buy a lamp without a shade,it typically comes with a harp,measure the harp and add an inch or so for the minimum height for your shade.
  • What are the different lamp shade fittings?

    UNO. UNO fitters are commonly seen on smaller table lamps.

  • Spider/Harp. Also sometimes referred to as a washer fitter,spider lamp shade fitters are the most common type of fitter used for both floor and table lamps.
  • Clip-On.
  • Euro.
  • Chimney Fitters.
  • How to make night light lamp shades?

    Open the listing page.

  • Choose the options you’d like for the order. This will differ depending on what options are available for the item.
  • Under “Add your personalization,” the text box will tell you what the seller needs to know. Fill out the requested information.
  • Click “Buy it now” or “Add to cart” and proceed to checkout.
  • What are the types of lamp shade fittings?

    – Top denotes the diameter (or width, if measuring a square lamp shade) of the top of the lamp shade. – Bottom denotes the diameter (or width) of the bottom of the lamp shade. – The slant is the length of the side of the lamp shade.