Fitter Types


Threaded Uno Fitter

Threaded uno fitter attachment
Uno fitterUno Fitter

A threaded uno fitter most commonly screws on to a downbridge style of lamp just like a nut screws on to a bolt. The inner dimension of a threaded uno fitter is 1 1/4".

$3.00

"The Drop" describes how far down the fitter attachment is relative to the top of the shade. A 0" drop means the fitter is flush with the top. A 1/2" drop means the fitter is placed 1/2" below the top of the shade. And so on.

The visible hardware (spokes, etc) can be any color you wish.

No fitter / Bottom Ring

Top Ring Without Attachment / Bottom Ring
Top Ring Without Attachment / Bottom Ring

Select this fitter style if you need a top ring with no attachment hardware at all or if you are in need of a bottom ring.

$3.00

Slotted Washer Fitter

Slotted Washer Attachment
Slotted Washer Fitter

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 3/8"

$3.00

"The Drop" describes how far down the fitter attachment is relative to the top of the shade. A 0" drop means the fitter is flush with the top. A 1/2" drop means the fitter is placed 1/2" below the top of the shade. And so on.

The visible hardware (spokes, etc) can be any color you wish.

Chimney Fitter

Chimney Fitter Attachment
Chimney Fitter

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", however you may order your shade with a larger inside ring size by selecting a custom fitter and then specifying the required size of the chimney ring.

$3.00

"The Drop" describes how far down the fitter attachment is relative to the top of the shade. A 0" drop means the fitter is flush with the top. A 1/2" drop means the fitter is placed 1/2" below the top of the shade. And so on.

The visible hardware (spokes, etc) can be any color you wish.

European Fitter

European fitter attachment
European Fitter

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, Pottery Barn, Target or Walmart 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.

$3.00

"The Drop" describes how far down the fitter attachment is relative to the top of the shade. A 0" drop means the fitter is flush with the top. A 1/2" drop means the fitter is placed 1/2" below the top of the shade. And so on.

The visible hardware (spokes, etc) can be any color you wish.

Uno Fitter

Uno fitter attachment
Uno fitterUno Fitter

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".

$3.00

"The Drop" describes how far down the fitter attachment is relative to the top of the shade. A 0" drop means the fitter is flush with the top. A 1/2" drop means the fitter is placed 1/2" below the top of the shade. And so on.

The visible hardware (spokes, etc) can be any color you wish.

Washer Fitter

This is a Washer Fitter Attachment
Measure the Drop on a Washer FitterWasher Fitter

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. Slotted washers are common for lighting suspended from a ceiling electrical cable (also known as pendant lighting). 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 require the reflector bend, please be sure to note that information in the comments section when placing your order.

To measure the drop on a washer fitter: turn the lamp shade upside down on a table top. Measure the distance straight up and down from the table top to the center of the washer fitter hardware.

You may order this item as a ring (without ordering a shade). To do so, simplly configure the options and add the item to your cart.

$3.00

"The Drop" describes how far down the fitter attachment is relative to the top of the shade. A 0" drop means the fitter is flush with the top. A 1/2" drop means the fitter is placed 1/2" below the top of the shade. And so on.

The visible hardware (spokes, etc) can be any color you wish.

Bulb Clip Fitter

Clip-on bulb attachment
How to measure the drop on a bulb clip fitter

A Bulb Clip fitter is a fitting most used on lamp shades and sconces with standard "Edison-style" lightbulbs. These are the bulbs still found in most homes, but should not be confused with the CFL-type (energy efficient) bulbs. The bulb clip fitter clips directly on to the light bulb. Generally, bulb clip fitters are used on lamp shades with top dimensions starting at 4" and going up to about 8". If you try to use a bulb clip fitter on a shade with a larger top measurement than 8", it is likely your shade will be difficult to balance. It is therefore not recommended to use bulb clip fitters with larger lamp shades.
To measure the drop on a bulb clip fitter, turn the lamp shade upside down on a table top. Measure the distance straight up and down from the table top to the metal washer fitting holding the wires together which form the metal clip.
You may order this item as a ring (without ordering a shade). To do so, simple configure the options and add the item to your cart.

$3.00

"The Drop" describes how far down the fitter attachment is relative to the top of the shade. A 0" drop means the fitter is flush with the top. A 1/2" drop means the fitter is placed 1/2" below the top of the shade. And so on.

Flame Clip Fitter

Clip-on flame fitter
How to measure the drop on a flame clip fitter

A Flame Clip Fitter (also know as a Candelabra) is a fitting most used on chandelier lamp shades and small wall sconces. The fitter clips directly on to a flame-style light bulb. Generally, the top diameter for chandelier shades is between 3 inches and 4 inches wide.

To measure the drop on a flame clip fitter, turn the lamp shade upside down on a table top. Measure the distance straight up and down from the table top to the metal washer fitting holding the wires together which form the metal clip.
You may order this item as a ring (without ordering a shade). To do so, simple configure the options and add the item to your cart.

$3.00

"The Drop" describes how far down the fitter attachment is relative to the top of the shade. A 0" drop means the fitter is flush with the top. A 1/2" drop means the fitter is placed 1/2" below the top of the shade. And so on.