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Frequently Asked Questions

When you order lamp shades, we produce them specifically for you. We do not pull the items off the shelf. If you receive your shades and are not happy with them, please call us at (715) 246-2233 for further instructions on getting a new/replacement shade. Do not send your shades back to us. Custom shades and Replacement shades are not refundable.*

If you are not sure that a fabric or covering is going to work for you, then please order a swatch sample before you place your order. Different computer screens will show our fabrics differently, so if color match is critical, we highly recommend ordering a swatch sample first.

*Certain fees like Expedited Production fees or Expedited Shipping fees are not refundable under any circumstances. Be sure to order in plenty time for your event to insure your items arrive with time to address damage/late shipment, etc.

To insure the quickest turnaround to replace shades that arrived damaged, please click here to fill out a Damaged Shade Form. As soon as this form is submitted, we can begin the claim process. Damaged shade claims must be made within 5 days of delivery to qualify for replacement.

How do I determine the correct fitter to use?

Washer

Flame Clip

Bulb Clip

Uno

European

Slotted Washer

Chimney

A Washer fitter (also know as a Spider) is the most common fitter. Most large shades have washer fitters. If your lamp has a harp, then you will need a washer fitter. The harp consists of 2 metal posts (known as a HARP) connected to the base of the light socket. These posts run next to the bulb up through the washer fitter atop the bulb and is fastened by a finial which screws on to the top. Some washers are slotted, which means they have a cut-out slot which slips over the electrical cord of your lamp. This is common for lighting suspended from a ceiling electrical cable.  The inner-dimension of a washer fitter measures 1/2".

Another variation on the Washer fitter is the Reflector Bend fitter.  If your lamp shade rests upon a glass bowl with an 8" diameter, then you most likely require a Washer Fitter with a Reflector Bend.  A Reflector Bend is nothing more than spoke wires with a small teepee bend on each spoke.  This will prevent your shade from slipping off the glass bowl.  If you requrie the reflector bend, please be sure to note that information in the comments section when placing your order.  Your shade may not arrive with this option if it is not requested.  Also, if your glass bowl does not measure 8" in diameter, please contact us, as our standard reflector bend may not work correctly with your bowl.

A Flame Clip fitter is most commonly used on standard flame-style bulbs found on chandelier fixtures. The shade clips directly on to the bulb. "Standard" drop for a Flame Clip fitter is ½".  For custom shades with a 3" top, we will use a Flame Clip rather than a Bulb Clip unless you specify otherwise.

A Bulb Clip fitter clips directly on a standard light bulb. This is common for desktop lamps and smaller-sized shades. If the shade is large or heavy, consider a different fitter, because the bulb must carry the entire weight of a bulb clip shade. "Standard" drop for a Bulb Clip fitter is ½".  For top rings measuring 4" or more, we will use a Bulb Clip rather than a Flame Clip unless you specify otherwise.

An Uno fitter sits atop the light socket, and then the bulb is screwed into the socket, holding the shade in place. This is a typical fitter on some desk lamps and floor lamps. Some floor lamps require "THREADED" uno fitters.  If your shade requires an uno fitter which screws on to the base of your floor lamp socket, make sure to specify that you need a THREADED uno.  The inner dimension of an uno fitter is 1 1/4". 

A EUROPEAN fitter is similar to an Uno fitter, except the inner dimension of the ring measures 1 9/16".  The European fitter generally resembles a large, flat washer, with the thickness of a penny.  The European fitter slips on to the socket, and then a plastic or metal cap gets screwed on to hold the fitter in place.  The European-style fitting is becoming more and more popular.  Imported lamps, and lamps purchased from IKEA or Pottery Barn almost always require European fitters.  Sometimes, this fitting is also known as an E26, E27 or Nord fitting.  Check the inner diameter.  If it's 1 9/16", order this fitter.  Our EUROPEAN fittings are generally painted WHITE.

A Slotted Washer fitter is similar to a regular washer, except they have a cut-out slot which slips over the electrical cord of your lamp. This is common for pendant lighting suspended from a ceiling electrical cable.  The inner-dimension of a slotted washer fitter measures 1/2".

A Chimney fitter, also referred to as a hurricane fitter is not very common anymore, but is necessary if you have a lamp requiring a chimney. Generally, antique lamps--especially oil lamps (hurricane lamps) require the chimney fitter. The chimney fits directly over the glass opening at the top of these kinds of lamps.  The inner diameter of a standard chimney fitter is 2 3/8".

We know you don't like waiting, especially if you're dealing with clients of your own. No lampshade company offers turnaround times faster than ours.

During the checkout process, you will be prompted to select the manufacturing lead time for your shades.

Expedited : We make your shades within 1 business day
Standard : We make your shades within 3 business days
Economy : We make your shade within 10 business days
In-Transit times vary, depending on your distance from our manufacturing facility.  All lampshades are shipped with Standard Ground service, resulting in transit times anywhere from 1 to 4 business days.

Note:
- A holiday will likely delay your shipment at least one day, so plan accordingly.
- If you require 2nd Day or Next Day delivery, order your shade with Expedited service, and then call us to upgrade your shipping preference.

We will cover any of our shades in just about any material you choose. We call this Custom Coverings by Replacement Lampshades. Some of our clients call this COM material shades (Customer's Own Material). All you need to do is send us your covering material and desired trim. Your shades will be covered by one of our own experienced lampshade specialists. You'll get professional results at a price that keeps you smiling. These shades can be ordered in our Custom Lamp Shades. When asked which Material Style you want on your shades, choose option COM : Customer-provided fabric and trim. Please Note: Some fabrics have properties that will not work with our manufacturing process. The risk of sending in 3rd party fabric is on the client. We will try our best to find a working method to get your fabric to work with the shade(s) you ordered. In the event we are not able to complete your order with fabric sent to us, or if we end up requiring more fabric than we received from you, the maximum refund amount is the amount of your total order. Our company is not responsible for replacement cost of COM fabric or the shipping cost to get it to us. Customers are responsible for return freight costs in the event we do not complete your order.

To determine how much fabric we need from you, follow these guidelines:
Round shades: Multiply the bottom diameter (in inches) by 4. That is the minimum length of fabric (in inches) needed. If the bottom diameter of your shade is 10 inches, we need at least 40 linear inches of fabric. There are 36 inches in a yard, so that would be about 1 1/4 yards of fabric.
Square or Rectangle shades: Add all the 4 lengths of each side on the bottom dimension and add an extra 6 inches. If the bottom measurement of your shade is a rectangle measuring 8" x 14", we will require (8 + 14 + 8 + 14) = 44 inches + an extra 6 inches = 50 linear inches of fabric.

To determine how much trim we need from you, follow these guidelines:
Round shades: Please specify in the order comments whether you want trim at the top of your shade, bottom of your shade, or both the top and bottom of the shade. Multiply the top diameter by 4 to determine how much trim we need for the top. Do the same for the bottom.
Square or Rectangle shades: Add all the 4 lengths of each side together and add an extra 6 inches. Do this for both the top and bottom of the shade if you want your trim applied to both top and bottom.

To determine how much fabric we need from you, follow these guidelines:

Round shades: Multiply the bottom diameter (in inches) by 4. That is the minimum length of fabric (in inches) needed. If the bottom diameter of your shade is 10 inches, we need at least 40 linear inches of fabric. There are 36 inches in a yard, so that would be about 1 1/4 yards of fabric.
Square or Rectangle shades: Add all the 4 lengths of each side on the bottom dimension and add an extra 6 inches. If the bottom measurement of your shade is a rectangle measuring 8" x 14", we will require (8 + 14 + 8 + 14) = 44 inches + an extra 6 inches = 50 linear inches of fabric.

To determine how much trim we need from you, follow these guidelines:

Round shades: Please specify in the order comments whether you want trim at the top of your shade, bottom of your shade, or both the top and bottom of the shade. Multiply the top diameter by 4 to determine how much trim we need for the top. Do the same for the bottom.
Square or Rectangle shades: Add all the 4 lengths of each side together and add an extra 6 inches. Do this for both the top and bottom of the shade if you want your trim applied to both top and bottom.

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