How do I get a replacement lamp shade?

Your shade should be about two-thirds the height of your lamp base (give or take an inch).

  1. Your shade should be about two-thirds the height of your lamp base (give or take an inch).
  2. Proportion is the key – too tall and the effect will be top heavy, but too short and your lamp will look out of balance.

Why do bankers lamps have green shades?

The color was thought to encourage positive emotions, energy and focus. Light from early-20th century light bulbs was sometimes too glaring and could cause eye strain, so the green glass had a protective purpose. This is also why bankers or accountants at the time wore green eye shades.

What does a banker’s lamp look like?

The banker’s lamp has its origins in the United States with the introduction of the Emeralite. This is a style of electric desk or table lamp characterized by a brass stand, green glass lamp shade and pull-chain switch (though modern versions may make use of alternate switch types).

What are the two types of lamp shades?

There are basic lamp base types: round, square or angular and candlestick. In general, follow these designer rules for pairing a lamp shade with a base: Round bases: Pairs well with round or hexagonal shades. Square or angular bases: Pairs well with square or rectangular shades.

Should all lamp shades in a room match?

You don’t have to match all the lamps in a room. More precisely, you don’t have to have identical lamps. However, if you want a cohesive design, make sure they relate to one another in some way, either through shade color and shape, materials, or similar color schemes.

Why are desk lights green?

Green was, and still is, considered a tranquil and calming colour seen to aid concentration and creativity. The light shining through the glass was softened by the green shade making it easy on the eye whilst still giving enough light to work. This is also why bankers and accountants used old fashioned green visors.

How can you tell if a lamp is brass?

If you hold a magnet against the item and feel a pull, you know the piece is brass plated. If there’s no attraction, then the piece is solid brass.

What are those green lamps?

The origin of the Emeralite Bankers Lamp Until the second world war, these Bankers Lamps featured the characteristic emerald green glass shade. This is actually why the lamp is called the Emeralite, which is a combination of the words emerald and light.

Why are library lights green?

According to Isidore, “Architects use green Carystean marble to panel libraries, because the green refreshes weary eyes.”

How do you clean a banker’s lamp?

How to Clean a Tarnished Lacquered Brass Lamp

  1. Remove the shade and light bulb.
  2. Squeeze a few drops of dish-washing liquid into the bottom of a large plastic cup and fill the cup with hot water to make suds.
  3. Dip a microfiber cloth or other soft rag into the water and wash the lamp.

How do I know what type of lamp shade I need?

For the right lamp shade width, measure your lamp base and multiply by two. The widest part of your shade should be at least a half-inch wider than the widest part of your base on each side. Tip: For a round base, measure straight across; measure diagonally for a square base.