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04. How are glass shades measured

Aug 15, 2019

How are glass shades measured? 

The fitter is the outer diameter of the lip which is inserted into the fixture’s shade holder. This 
will measure a little less than the fitter size so it can fit into the shade holder of the same 
measurement. 

The height of a glass shade is taken from the base of the fitter lip to the bottom of the shade. 

The width is measured across the widest portion of the shade.