Lampshade fitting guide

This is probably the most important part to get right when ordering a lampshade. If the wrong fitting is ordered then it will not work on your lampbase. Because of this we have a simple guide below to help. If you are still not sure, give us a call on 020 8459 8772 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

BASE E27 GIMBAL
will be provided with a reducer to suit the smaller E14 and Bayonet cap bulbs

This is one of the most common types of fitting. The gimbal (large washer in the centre) is set 1.5" (38-40mm) inside the shade and will hide the lampholder from view. Anything below the lampholder will remain visible, so be careful to check this is right for you.

 

PENDANT E27 GIMBAL
will be provided with a reducer to suit the smaller E14 and Bayonet cap bulbs

This is exactly the same fitting as the Base E27 gimbal but is fixed to the top of the shade to be hung as a pendant just like the drawing above.

 

 

 AMERICAN FINIAL FITTING
 To work with American lights or our Adjustable carriers only

The central washer is fixed to the top of the shade and needs either Copper & Silk's adjustable carrier or an American lampbase with the harp and finial (the wire part that supports the shade) which is then secured as per the above picture.