The lamps on fire are usually not the actual lampshades, they are just part of a decorative display.
But what happens when they get out of hand?
These are not just a nuisance to the owner, but a danger to bystanders as well.
In many countries, such as the U.S., there are laws that regulate the sale of lamps that are on the verge of bursting.
The lampshading industry is in the spotlight in India, as the country’s economy has been struggling to recover after the devastating 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
“India has a law that bans lampshaded lamps and these are the main sources of fire,” said Suresh Nandy, president of the Indian Association of Lampshades Manufacturers.
“There is a ban on the sale and import of lampshaders and these have been outlawed in India.”
But even in the most conservative of places, lampshader owners have not gone completely off the grid.
A recent poll found that nearly a quarter of Indian adults believe that lamps are the source of fires, and that it is time to regulate the industry.