How to pack lamps for shipping

If you are moving house, or you are a business selling lamps, lampshades and other delicate household items, Eurosender can arrange low-cost and reliable international shipping through our vast logistics network. Check the price for shipping lamps, lampshades or lightbulbs by courier, learn the best way to pack a lamp for shipping and the right courier service in just a few clicks.

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Send lamps and lightbulbs internationally via courier – with Eurosender

Regardless of how often you ship, the volume each time or if you’re a business or individual, Eurosender has a solution to suit any sized shipment of lamps, lampshades and lightbulbs:

Express shipping

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Standard shipping

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Pallet delivery

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Van delivery

Best way to ship lamps and homewares directly when moving within Europe
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PACKING INSTRUCTIONS

How to pack lamps and lampshades for moving house

Whether you’re packing lamps, lampshades and lightbulbs for shipping, follow these easy instructions to ensure safe delivery of your delicate item.

Lamp and lampshade
    1. Disassemble the lamp, and remove the shade, light bulb and any other separate parts.
    2. Wrap each piece separately, using foam or bubble wrap. Secure the power cord by taping it to the base of the lamp.
    3. Fill cardboard box with foam peanuts, and place the lamp and separate pieces into the box. Fill any extra space with additional foam cushioning to ensure items cannot move.
    4. Pack lampshade into a separate box, making sure it is upright. Fill any empty space with foam cushioning.
    5. Close the boxes and seal with tape. You may wish to label the boxes ‘This Side Up’ or ‘Fragile’ to minimise the risk of mishandling during transport.
Packing lightbulbs for transportation
  1. Remove the bulb from the lamp, once it’s cool.
  2. If possible, use the original box, or a small, strong cardboard box.
  3. Wrap the bulb with several layers of bubble-wrap and secure with tape.
  4. Fill the bottom of the box with cushioning for protection and place the bulb on top
  5. Fill any extra space with additional cushioning and seal with tape
  6. Pack multiple bulbs in their own small box and then pack them into a larger cardboard box, ensuring any extra space is filled
  7. If shipping with a lamp, pack the single bulb into the lamp box and place enough cushioning between the lamp and the bulb to prevent damage.

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Frequently asked questions about shipping lamps, lampshades and lightbulbs with courier

How can I organise transport of lamps if I am a manufacturer or reseller?
If you need to transport lamps in bulk, our LTL and FTL services could be the ideal solution, depending on the volume.
LTL transport is a budget-friendly option when you have multiple packages going to different destinations – so, perfect for those reselling lamps and other homewares who need to send items to customers, fast.
Are you shipping 10 pallets or more and need to transport lamps and homewares to retailers? FTL is the perfect solution, as you have an entire truck dedicated to your items only, so the transit time is much faster.
To book an LTL or FTL service – simply tell us the dimensions of your shipment, number of pallets and the chosen route, and our team will prepare an individual offer as soon as possible.
What is the best way to pack and ship lamps for moving house within Europe?
Booking a van delivery is the most convenient and fastest way to transport lamps and household items directly when moving within Europe. As the space inside the vehicle is exclusively reserved for your shipment only, furniture and household goods such as lamps and lampshades do not necessarily need to be individually packaged and labelled. However, due to their fragile nature, we strongly recommend to still use packing materials to protect fragile items such as lamps, to avoid damage during transport.
How can I book a van delivery in Europe?
Simply select your pick-up and delivery locations on our booking page, and select ‘Van delivery’. Choose from either a Box Van or a Curtain-side van, depending on the amount of space required.
You will be given an immediate price for a van delivery, depending on the route and other parameters. If you are happy with the price, simply enter your details and pay for the service to book. Then all you have to do pack your lamps, lampshades and other items for moving.
What are the restrictions for sending lamps with lightbulbs internationally or domestically and will insurance still apply?
As lamps and lightbulbs can be considered as ‘fragile items’, they are on the list of restricted items with some courier companies. While many people do still choose to ship a lamp and lightbulb with a courier, individuals choose to do so at their own risk as insurance may not apply if fragile items are damaged during transport.
If you do choose to send lamps internationally or domestically, or lightbulbs via courier, it is important to ensure you know how to properly pack lampshades, lamps and lightbulbs carefully, to minimise the risk of damage during transport.
Where can I find packaging materials for shipping lamps and lampshades?
Packaging materials for shipping lamps and lampshades can be found in hardware and stationery stores for purchase. You may also be able to find suitable materials around the house, such as bubble-wrap, newspaper and additional cardboard which can be re-used.
Which service is best for transporting lightbulbs in bulk to customers, in their original packaging?

If you’re a business looking for the best way to transport packaged lightbulbs in bulk to customers, the best way to ship large quantities is to pack them tightly into larger boxes to be packed onto pallets. By protecting their inner packaging according to our instructions above, moving them on pallets provides additional stability and protection, compared to shipping boxes individually.

For instructions on pallet shipping, see our dedicated page.


Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping lamps or lightbulbs in Europe or overseas. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restrictions. In case you decide to ship lamps or lightbulbs, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.