A bulb’s light goes out equally in all directions. Looking at the bulb directly can be uncomfortable and dangerous. Bare bulbs are sometimes used in places where the light is precious and where someone’s not likely to accidentally stare right at it. Staring directly into a bare bulb can damage the eye. Using lamp shades can help you block the eye from direct exposure to the glare of the bulb, and to direct the light where you want it to go. Lamp shades for floor lamps, for example, use cloth or paper with a loose weave that will help block significant amounts of light in a horizontal direction. The shade also permits light to flow from the top and bottom which allows light to be more focused below the shade making it easier for the person sitting in a nearby chair to read.
Lamp shades for table lamps work exactly like a floor lamp as its light is directed by the shade. A small amount of light is illuminated through the loose weave of the shade. The majority of the light is directed downwards, permitting light to flow over a larger area than the lamp itself. Many homeowners tend to overlook the fact that unique lamp shades can bring a fantastic look and feel to a room. One important thing to do before your purchase lamp shades is research so that you but the right product depending on your home decor and the amount of light it produces. The first thing you want to do after returning home from a hard day at work is to relax and feel comfortable in your home and a great shade can help you do this. The best lamp shades will emit just enough light that is not too bright and still lights up the room. They will cast a softer more subtle light that will be quite relaxing to your eyes. The beauty of selecting lamp shades is that it comes in different shapes and you will actually be spoiled for choices. There are small lamp shades, large lamp shades, floor lamp shades, square lamp shades, hanging lamp shades, mini lamp shades, etc available for you to choose from. If you are not content with table lamp shades and looking for a lighting option that can appropriately light up your room then you can try out ceiling lamp shades. If you are looking to give your room a more ancient, rustic or neo-Gothic look then there are several antique lamp shades that will help you achieve that ambiance.