1. WHAT IS KASA LAMP SHADE MADE OF?
All Kasa Shades are made with laminated rice paper. Rice paper is protected inside the lamination that makes Kasa Shades very durable, fire resistant and washable.
2. CAN I GET A MATERIAL SAMPLE?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and we will send you a sample of Kasa material shade.
3. HOW KASA LIGHTS ARE SHIPPED?
Kasa lamps are shipped assembled. Attach the lampshade to the electrical cord and it is ready for an installation.
4. HOW TO CLEAN KASA LIGHT SHADES?
Kasa shades are made from laminated rice paper. Lamination helps to protect rice paper layer inside. Always shut of the power first before cleaning Kasa Shades. Kasa Shade can be cleaned with air spray or gently wipe it with moist cloth and air dry. To remove the shade from the electrical cord for maintenance, slide the shade up, remove the light bulb, unscrew the screws of the lampshade holder and remove it. Gently slide the shade down over the porcelain lamp holder.
5. WHAT LIGHT BULB DO YOU RECOMMEND TO USE?
We recommend using energy efficient light bulb. There is a large variety of light bulbs on the market.
LED stands for light emitting diodes. A typical LED uses a fraction of the wattage required to power a bright incandescent bulb, and it makes LED more cost-effective over the long run. LED are also rated to last tens of thousands of hours meaning decades of use.
CFLs stands for compact fluorescent lights. Originally these bulbs entered the market with a very limited color variety and their white lights was considered harsh and cold. Currently there is a great variety of color options available including bulb rated at the low, yellow end of the Kelvin scale, as well as dimmable CFL lights became available too. These bulbs are cheaper but their life expectancy is much less superior to LED bulbs.
6. WHY DO YOU SUPPLY CERAMIC LAMP HOLDER AND NOT PLASTIC?
Both ceramic and plastic lamp holders are safe to use if purchased from a trusted retailers. Always follow instruction for wattage and voltage information indicated on the lamp holder. It is very important that you do not exceed the max limit for wattage and voltage indicated on the product as it can be dangerous.
The main difference in ceramic vs. plastic lamp holder is their ability to withstand high temperatures. Generally ceramic lamp holders can withstand higher temperatures and age without much of changing appearance as color fading.
7. WHAT WATTAGE FOR LIGHT BULBS TO USE WITH KASA SHADES?
Since Kasa shade is made with laminated rice paper, the bulb temperature is important. LED light bulb does not get hot and 16-20 Watts (1600-1800 Lumens) is safe. For CFL light bulb 13-18 Watts (750-900 Lumens) is safe.
We absolutely do not recommend using incandescent and halogen bulbs!