How do I determine the wattage of the lampshade I am buying?
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Do our Lampshades conform to current fire regulations?
Lampshade materials should be tested for fire resistance to comply with BS EN 60598-1-2008, the British Standard for Luminaries. The material we use has been tested in the Lighting Association Laboratories and has passed the glow wire test. This means that product we put on the outside of the lampshade is fire resistant. A fire proofing spray is used when we line the inside of the lampshade; this makes the lampshade fire proof.
Is the fire proofing spray hazardous?
The spray is skin friendly, it is water based, non toxic and non hazardous, non hydroscopic and non corrosive. It works by disrupting the burning process and quickly converting natural and synthetic materials to carbon creating a flame retardant carbon barrier.
What type of lamp holder will our lampshades fit?
Our lampshades have been designed to fit any UK (Bayonet Cap B22) or European fitting (Edison Screw E27). It comes with a clever little converter which enables it to work with either fitting.
What type of bulb can I use with them?
We recommend the use of low energy bulbs with your lampshades. They use less energy and are cool to the touch, avoiding the problem of scorching shades and ceilings.
Why is there a shortage of Fashion Lampshades on the High Street?
The High Street is full of neutral coloured lampshades because the majority are imported from the Far East. Retailers cannot take a chance on fashion colours because they need to place big orders with importers so they play it safe. The shapes have also been changed so they can fit into containers for shipping which no longer makes them multifunctional. The most popular Drum shape for instance takes up too much space in container ships as they don't stack.
Can I order a bespoke lampshade from you?
Absolutely, drop me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org and lets make you the perfect lampshade.
I like one of your lampshades but I would like some trim added, is that ok?
Definitely, email me and we can chat about what you'd like.
Do you offer delivery outside of the UK mainland?
Unfortunately we don't offer that service at the moment.
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