How do you turn a lamp shade into a harp?

How do you turn a lamp shade into a harp?

How To Use an Uno Shade with a Harp & Finial Lamp

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  2. Unscrew the finial and then squeeze the harp to remove it.
  3. Pop the socket itself apart.
  4. Remove the top portion of the socket to reveal wire connections.
  5. Thread the wire through the ring of the uno shade and then through the socket cup.

Can you add a harp to a lamp?

You can now easily attach a harp to a lamp without one. The opening on this adapter is 1 9/16 Inches. A plastic washer (ring) is needed to hold the adapter tightly in place. Please note, there are two fitter sizes (1 and 9/16 inch diameter and a smaller 1 and 7/16 inch diameter).

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

If you require a different size harp than the one you have on your lamp, check under the finial base (see Fig. 1) and you will see a number that will indicate the height-size of the harp. With this number in hand you will have a reference point for acquiring a new harp that will best suit your needs.

Can you use a lamp without a harp?

No harp is needed as the wire fitting is permanently attached to the shade. The shade attaches directly to the lamp socket below the light bulb. Clip-On – This type comes in two sizes: (1) smaller for candle bulbs found on accent lamps and chandeliers and (2) larger for the standard Edison bulbs.

What is a harp fitting lamp shade?

Harps are flexible, often U-shaped parts that fit over a lamp’s light bulb, simultaneously protecting the bulb and providing the support or attachment piece for the lampshade. Most often, a harp’s base – the harp saddle – is attached to the lamp beneath the socket.

What is a UNO lamp fitting?

What is an UNO Fitter? An UNO fitter is a large threaded ring in the middle of the fabric shades top tripod. It is designed to thread onto UNO sockets. UNO sockets have the same matching thread on their socket shell. The most common application for this type of shade and holder is the bridge arm floor lamp.

Do lamp harps come in different sizes?

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”.

How do I know if a lamp shade will fit?

Measure lamp for shade size

  • Your shade should be about two-thirds the height of your lamp base (give or take an inch).
  • Proportion is the key – too tall and the effect will be top heavy, but too short and your lamp will look out of balance.
  • Just like a slip, you never want your harp to show.

Do all lamps need harps?

and also, while most lamps need a harp, not ALL do so take a good look at it and make sure you have one that needs one.

How tall should a lamp harp be?

The shade should be twice as wide as the lamp base, and one third of the total height of the lamp. So for a 6-inch lamp base, the shade should be at least 12 inches wide. And if the total height of the lamp (including the bulb and harp) is 24 inches, the shade should be 8 inches tall.

How do you measure a lamp for a new shade?

Place a measuring tape across the top of the lamp shade, from edge to edge and as close to center as possible, to find the top diameter. Write down this measurement. If you have a square lamp shade, measure along its width from corner to corner to get the top measurement.