How to Measure Your Lampshades


Jovin Inc. would like to show you the best and most effective way to measure your lampshades. There are many shapes and types of lampshades and we have tried to cover the procedure as best we could.

How to properly measure a lampshade

To order replacement lampshades, the following dimensions are necessary:

  1. The diameter of the top of the lamp shade
  2. The diameter of the bottom of the lamp shade
  3. The length of the side of the lamp shade

There are primarily two types of lamp shades:

  1. “Hardback” lampshades are either plastic/styrene backed or paper backed lampshades with fabric being laminated to the exterior of the lampshade. Hardback lampshades are generally less expensive, and used more for hotel and motel applications. Hardback lampshades are used asreplacement lampshades that are to be modest in price. The life expectancy of hardback lampshades are generally ten to fifteen years. Cleaning of a hardback lampshade is easy. Using just a duster or a vacuum is usually all that is needed.

  3. “Softback” lampshades are fabric lined and consist of a full steel frame. These fabric lampshadesinvolve not only the use of adhesives but some machine and hand sewing will go into the process of making softback lampshades. Softback lampshades are a bit more in price. These lampshades are used by better lighting companies to finish off their most desirable lamps as well as finer hotels. The life expectancy of softback lampshades is generally twenty or more years. Like the hardback lampshade, cleaning of a softback lampshade is easy. Using just a duster or a vacuum is usually all that is needed.
  4. Please provide the actual lampshade or a photo with its dimensions indicated in order for us to provide you with an accurate estimate.

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Sewell, New Jersey 08080
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