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Shades for phenolic sockets? Answered

Hi, the shades you created are awesome but I was wondering if there is any place to purchase shades for the phenolic sockets. Is that a particular style shade? What would I search for if I wanted to purchase a one? Your lessons are great! Thank you!

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Paige RussellBest Answer (author)2017-02-22

Hi Dcoston,

You will be looking for a shade with a Euro fitter. Be sure to check the size of the shade fitter's hole before purchasing as they will vary slightly. It needs to be 1 1/4" - 1 3/16" diameter to fit over the phenolic socket's threads. I have seen shades with this style of fitter at Target, Home Sense, and the following stores:

Urban Outfitters usually has a couple of pendant shades that work with phenolic sockets:



As does World Market:



And most of Ikea's lamp shades accommodate a phenolic socket:


To be safe, when shopping for a shade, I recommend taking the socket with you to make sure that it will fit!

Hope this was helpful.


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