How to Choose the Right Diffuser for Your Lampshade

Firstly, what is a lampshade diffuser?

A lampshade diffuser is designed to sit in the bottom of a ceiling pendant light shade to distract your eye from the light bulb. A lampshade diffuser is most useful when you have a larger ceiling shade, as the diameter is much wider and therefor the light bulb is easier to see and sometimes doesn’t look all that pleasing unless your eyes are distracted from the bulb in another (for example with a bright colourful lampshade lining similar to those in our Mix & Match range).

Secondly, you need to decide how much light you want in the room.

At The Lampshade Company, we have two different diffuser options. To allow as much light as possible I would suggest a frosted opaque diffuser. Alternatively, there is a white non – transparent diffuser with a hole in the centre to allow the light to shine through the middle. This doesn’t let as much light through as the frosted option, however it does have a nice modern look to it.  Please see the image below of the different options available with the lights both on and off, this will give you an idea of how your diffuser will look at different times.


Frosted and White Lampshade Diffuser Image


Thirdly, how do you fit a lampshade diffuser?

Our lampshades diffusers are designed specifically for our ceiling pendant shades and are all laser cut to ensure a perfect fitting our lampshades. Once your lampshade has been fitted (and whilst the power is still off) simply flex your diffuser and slide it into the bottom of your lampshade so that it sits just above the bottom ring and hey presto, your diffuser is fitted! You can swap and change it as you often as you wish to suit different times of year and of course your décor!

Thanks for reading, I hope this has helped!

Angela Berry

The Lampshade Company

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