Last updated 10 days ago
Lamps offer a functional and attractive way to light your home and can help you create a variety of different moods in every room. A small table lamp with a warmly colored lampshade is perfect for your bedside table, while a lamp with a bright white lampshade is a good choice for working at your desk. No matter what type of lamp and lampshade you choose, you’ll need light bulbs to make them work! Here is what you need to know about safe handling and operation of light bulbs:
Flip the Switch
Light bulbs burn out over time, especially in lamps that are used more frequently. If you have a bulb that needs replacing, take a moment to turn off that light switch before you attempt handling the bulb. A bulb that has been in use can be quite warm, so give it a few minutes to cool down. Turning off the light switch will also greatly reduce your risk of electric shock when you do change the bulb.
Have Stable Footing
Wall sconces and ceiling lights are often out of reach for the average person, so when it comes time to replace a light bulb, make sure you’re thinking about your safety first. Avoid trying to balance on unsteady objects like stools or buckets, and go get a step ladder so you can reach the bulb safely. If the bulb is quite high, you may want to grab a friend or family member to hold the ladder steady while you change the bulb.
Relax Your Grip
When some people replace light bulbs, they remove the lampshade and then grip the bulb like they are opening a doorknob. A tight grip can cause the bulb to shatter, which leads to shards of broken glass everywhere and the potential for injury. Grasp the bulb with all of your fingers using a gentle, constant pressure to unscrew it from its socket. You should use this same motion when you are putting in a new bulb, as well.
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Last updated 16 days ago
A bouillotte lampshade offers a different kind of aesthetic appeal compared to more familiar shade options. Modeled after candle-burning lamps used in the 18th century, these shades are short and square, which provides more light throughout the room. Keep reading to learn more about these interesting shades:
The name bouillotte comes from a French card game played in the 18th century. The shades were designed to block the candlelight from the player’s eyes. Today, these shades provide an interesting visual statement that instantly enhances a décor. They can be used for a variety of a design styles to add something extra to the final look.
Come to Just Shades to find a shade that complements your desired aesthetic. With locations in New York City and Greenwich, we offer a premium selection and the convenience you need. To learn more about our products and services, visit us online or call (866) 990-0501.
Last updated 20 days ago
Lampshades work with your lamp to create a unique aesthetic effect for your décor. Update your light bulbs to CFLs to make your lamps more energy efficient and create more effective light fixtures for your home. With the right bulbs and the right shade, you can enhance every aspect of your home lighting. Keep reading to see how these bulbs can make the most of your interior design:
CFL light bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. You can buy bulbs at a lower wattage and still get the level of light to which you are accustomed. A 20-watt CFL bulb provides the same amount of light as a 75-watt incandescent bulb. This helps lower your impact on the environment and your energy bills.
Since these bulbs use less energy, they also require a lower amount of electricity, which reduces the amount of coal that has to be burned to power the grid. This can drastically reduce greenhouse gases. In fact, people using CFL bulbs over incandescent bulbs can remove as much gas as you would if you took 2 million cars off of the road.
Protect your beautiful custom lampshades with CFL light bulbs. Since these bulbs do not burn as hot as incandescent bulbs, they offer protection for your delicate shades. With light bulbs like these, you can choose a custom lampshade without worrying that using your lamp will damage the shade.
Fit all of your lamps with the amazing selection of custom and ready-made lampshades available at Just Shades. With our new location in Greenwich, Connecticut, we make it even easier to find shades that complement your décor and add a new level of aesthetic appeal to your space. To learn more about our products and services, visit us online or call (866) 990-0501.
Last updated 28 days ago
When decorating a certain room of your home, you should be sure that all of the elements work together to create a cohesive décor. Before choosing a new lampshade for your bedside light fixture, think about your duvet cover to find a look that really works together. Keep reading to learn more:
Create a Color Scheme
Color schemes in an interior design help you integrate a lot of different elements into one special design. If your duvet has more than one color in it, you might want to pick out one to use for your lampshade. You can also choose contrasting colors to really make your duvet pop.
Consider Shade Shape
If you want to build a modern design scheme in your bedroom, rectangular shades paired with sheets that only use one or two colors and geometric designs create a clean, contemporary look. A bell-shaped shade looks beautiful with a romantic-style duvet cover, especially when you choose a soft color scheme.
Think About Pattern and Texture
Another great way to match your lampshades with your duvet is to use complementary patterns and textures. Consider using similar patterns and textures for your lampshade and your duvet to make a really eye-catching statement for your bedroom décor. When you use similar design elements between the linens and the lampshades, it instantly catches the attention and adds a wow factor to the interior design.
Find your perfect lampshade at Just Shades. With locations in New York City and Greenwich, we give you the selection you need to make all of your decorating dreams become a reality. With a huge selection of stunning ready-made shades and an unlimited amount of custom lampshades, you can easily enhance any room of your home. To learn more about our shades or location, visit us online or call (866) 990-0501.
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Compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFLs use 75% less power than traditional incandescent bulbs. You can buy them for anywhere from $2 to $7 and last ten times longer than the incandescent options. Over the life of the bulb, they save you about $30-$35. Check out this video to learn more about how these bulbs can benefit you.
Pair your new CFL bulbs with a custom or ready-made lampshade from Just Shades. We bring you the selection you need to meet all of your décor and lighting needs. To learn more about our products and selection, visit us online or call (866) 990-0501.