# You Measure A Table Lamp Height

### The dip dyed lamps above are 29 with the shade.

You Measure A Table Lamp Height. For example if your total lamp base height is 25 inches then your shade should be around 125 inches high. Next measure the widest part of your lamp base. Overall lamp and table measurements.

The table lamp should be tall enough for the bottom of the lampshade to come to the eye level of the person. A good end table should be at least 28 inches wide and thats the minimum. It would feel like a wobbly pedestal with a proper lamp on it.

To find the average height of the shade divide the base measurement by three. This results in a fixture about 24 inches tall. Since the lamps 16 diameter is smaller than 30.

But you dont want to be looking up into the hardware says Jamie Young a Los Angeles lighting designer. Another way to calculate this is that the shade is about. In general buffet lamps are tall.

Multiply the height of your lamp by 60 and 80. William Miller Design suggests that a lamp next to a bed should be tall enough to be able to read a book comfortably but not so tall that it looks out of proportion with the headboard or nightstand that it is placed on. The bulb holder and the rod is not included in the measurement.

Here is a well-scaled end table with a beautiful full scale lamp below. Nightstand or Table Relation The height of the ideal bedside lamp for your room depends upon the nightstand or table upon which the lamp sits. Traditionally the height of a lamp shade should be around half of the height of the lamp base.