Finding a lampshade, light fixtures or lamp in the Philippines (Manila)

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Lighting fixtures, lamps and light shades. The availability of lighting fixtures in the Philippines depends on the size of the city where you are doing your shopping.  In Manila the selection is quite good.  In Iloilo fair and in the  smaller provincial places very limited.  If you are building a house in the Philippines and have definite ideas about lighting fixtures, a trip to Manila might be in order.  This applies to just about all building materials except the basics and certainly to electrical, plumbing fixtures, and kitchen cabinets.

When we moved to the Philippines from the U.S. we shipped some of our household goods, including some antique table lamps.  We threw out the lamp shades thinking it would be easy to buy new ones in the Philippines. We ended up settling in Iloilo City.  We looked everywhere trying to buy new lamp shades in Iloilo.  It seems that table lamps are not used so much in the Philippines.  The only way we could buy a shade would be to buy a lamp and shade combination.  We didn’t like the shades and revolted at the idea of having to buy the combination and then throwing out the lamp.  So, on our recent trip to Manila, shopping for lampshades was on our to-do list.  Very near our hotel we found:

Keystone Lamps and Shades
1008-B Pasay Road (Arnaiz Ave)
Makati City
Phone 02-844-1793
 

 

Keystone Lamp and Shade, Pasay Road, Makati

Keystone Lamp and Shade, Pasay Road, Makati

 

The location is more or less across Pasay Road from Park Square One.  Keystone will custom make any type of lampshade but they are not cheap.  Our simple shade cost P2500.  You can also find basic lamp shades for sale at SM Makati, not far from Keystone, at a much lower price.

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  1. Hi, I believe that keystone lamps are not that high of a price. with the quality and custom service they provide. They have been our family supplier for lamps for our houses and business for years. and they always delivery with high quality and lasted for years.

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  2. there’s a shop that makes lamp shades along ortigas avenue that’s way cheaper that keystone and they’re good. coming from greenhills shopping center, just take ortigas ave heading new manila, drive past the boni serrano/santolan-ortigas intersection and you can find the shop to your left. there are several shops there selling various items, i don’t remember where exactly the store is. it’s just a small shop.

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