Give a modern look to your home's interior design credentials at the flick of a switch with this very contemporary, Scandinavian style light shade.
If you’re looking to revamp your home with some stylish accessories then look no further, simply change your lighting. The atmosphere of a room can be improved with carefully chosen lighting. A lamp shade like Topingo by Smarty Lamps will adorn a room and give it a smart finish.
Sitting snug with the ceiling, the circular shaped Topingo shade works well with ceiling heights in typical modern build houses, as its quite wide but short in height. It’s great for lighting up most rooms in the house or could be hung from a long cable above dining room table for example – as it’s so pleasingly circular from underneath. The colour of this light shade is white but is cream colour when illuminated.
Inspired by iconic interior design, Smarty Lamps have a very contemporary look. The range of designs offer a variety of different shapes and sizes of shades, all characterised by a simple, minimal and functional structure, and textured with an origami style geometric pattern. Smarty Lamps unique modular structure enables the shades to give out a soft, evenly diffused, ambient light. There is a Smarty Lamp to suit any interior space or room in the house.
Interlocking, geometrically identical shaped components, die-cut from opaque, white polypropylene sheets are used to create this sculptural light shade. A material chosen for its quality, durability and recyclability
Made in the UK by hand, each and every Smarty Lamp is fully assembled by us. Customers receive the actual lampshade itself, as pictured. Self-assembly is not required.
Designed for use with ceiling pendant style light fittings; the stylish, non-electrical light shades are designed to fit on to a new or existing ceiling pendant cable.
The lampshades have the appearance of a solid shape. The light bulb is hidden fully enclosed inside the shade. Without any dominant opening, the light emission from the bulb is dispersed and filtered throughout the lampshade’s outer surface made up of clean curved gaps. So you don’t get that niggling glare from an exposed light bulb.
FITTING THE SHADE IS EASY
Installation is easy as the light shade comes packaged in a box, ready to use straight away. Simply take the shade out of the box, attach to the flex above the light bulb, suspend from the ceiling then turn it on.
When installing there is no need to fit extra light fittings – The shades ‘self-grip’ around the flex. The light bulb and lampholder at the end of the pendant lighting cable hanging from the ceiling rose, is inserted through one of the narrow gaps in the structure of the shade and simply slots into the centre of the nearest ‘joint‘ which holds it in place.
ADVICE ON LIGHT BULBS
We recommend CFL and LED energy saving light bulbs from 8W to 11W which is equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Use 8W candle or Corn style bulbs if the shade is small or narrow. Do not use the old style incandescent, filament bulbs, as they get too hot. Only use bulbs up to a maximum of 40 watts (40W). When positioned correctly the light cable is gripped so the light bulb hangs in the centre of the shade, rather than at the top and will stay fixed in place.
Please note: The narrow depth of this contemporary design means even the smallest bulbs may touch the shade, even when positioned correctly. There are small globe and candle bulbs that are low wattage but still with high lumen count (brightness) on the market.
This shade can be supplied with a tiny LED High Power Energy Saving Corn Light Lamp Bulb. The bulb gives off a warm white glow, has a bayonet fitting and is the perfect size for our Topingo Light Pendant Lampshade.
B22 7W LED High Power Energy Saving Corn Light Lamp Bulb. Height: 50mm/1.97inch + 27mm/1.06inch – 7.5cm Width: 31mm/1.22inch – 3.1cm. Bulb base: B22, LED Type: High Power 5730 SMD, Lumen: 520LM, Colour: Warm White. Power Consumption:7W, Working Voltage: 220V
We can also supply a standard 6 inch ceiling rose pendant
Select these items from the 'Optional electrical fittings' in the drop down menu.
Large Topingo Shade - Height / Depth: 20cm x Width / Diameter: 56 cm appx
Extra Large Topingo Shade - Height / Depth: 22cm x Width / Diameter: 66cm appx
To clean - use a duster regularly, or spray and wipe with cleaner or take off and wash in soapy water / shower it down. Just don't take any pieces out, remove the shade by pulling out the cable and bulb hrough the nearest gap.