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DIFFUSERS and DIFFUSER SHADES

 
Diagram of a 3 candle Diffuser Floor Lamp at The Antique Lamp Co.

Diffusers are a glass "bowl" which forces the light upwards providing bright, indirect lighting to illuminate a room.

Diffusers are also called the I.E.S. reflectors because of the development of Illuminating Engineering Society (I.E.S.) standards which encouraged better lighting in America through higher wattage output and the development of the 3-way bulb.

Many people think that the diffuser IS a shade in itself and look for one that is fancy or colored. Such is not the case. A diffuser is simply a milk glass bowl that is made to diffuse the light upwards. A fabric shade then sits on top for aesthetics and to soften the glare from the bright bulbs.

Floor lamps with a 3 candelabra sockets around the diffuser are the most common and popular type of lamps that take a diffuser. Diffuser lamps are still very popular today because of the great light they provide. They take large "Mogul" bulbs in the center which are very high wattage and therefore, are a powerful light source without being harsh.
 


Table Lamp with Diffuser Diagram at The Antique Lamp Co.

Floor Lamp with a glass bowl called a Diffuser at The Antique Lamp Co.

Quick Links: Diffusers / Diffuser Shades
Replacement Candle Covers / Mogul Bulbs and Parts
Finial Adaptor

 
Glass Diffusers
also called IES Reflectors

These are standard sizes which fit the majority of lamps.
Please note however: they will not fit lamps made by Stiffel,
a prolific lighting manufacturer of the late 20th century.
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Part No. Description Most Appropriate
Applications
Fitter Size Height Top
Dia.
Recommended
Top (T) dia.
of fabric shade
Price Add to
Cart
OD ID
Glass Diffusers at The Antique Lamp Co. D61270

Opal
Waffle-weave

Smaller table lamps

21/4" 15/8" 43/4" 6" 71/2" to 8" $12.00
Glass Diffusers at The Antique Lamp Co. D61271 Swing arm floor lamps
and larger table lamps
21/4" 11/2" 53/4" 8" 81/2" to 10" $20.00
Glass Diffusers at The Antique Lamp Co. D61272 3-candle floor lamps 27/8" 21/4" 53/8" 10" 101/2"
or larger
$24.00
Glass Diffusers at The Antique Lamp Co. Stock

Clear pebbled

Never-used
vintage!

Limited
quantities
available

Swing arm floor lamps
and larger table lamps
21/4" 11/2" 53/4" 8" 81/2" to 10" $25.00
Glass Diffusers at The Antique Lamp Co. Stock 3-candle floor lamps 27/8" 21/4" 53/8" 10" 101/2"
or larger
$29.00

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Diffuser Shades
Diffuser shades simply sit on top of the glass diffuser, hiding the diffuser and softening the candle bulbs' glare.

The top (T) measurement of a diffuser shade should be 1" or greater than the diameter of the diffuser itself.

The bottom (B) measurement of this shade for a 3-candle floor lamp should be 18" or greater.

Silk Bell Diffuser Lamp Shades
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Out Scallop Bell
Diffuser Shades
Our Best Selling Shade!
100% Pure Silk
in Eggshell and Antique Gold

Eggshell Add to Cart Antique
Gold
Add to Cart T B H Price
Part No. Part No.
B05951C B05951G 12" 16" 11" $98.00
B05952C B05952G 13" 18" 12" $108.00
B05953C B05953G 13" 19" 11" $124.00

Traditional Trimmed Bell Diffuser Lamp Shade
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Trimmed Bell
Diffuser Shades
Shantung, a man-made silk fabric
in Eggshell and Off-white

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Eggshell Add to Cart Off-White Add to Cart T B H Price

Part No.

Part No.
B07191 B07191W 13" 19" 11" $85.00

Traditional Empire Diffuser Lamp Shade
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Scallop Empire Diffuser Shades
Shantung, a man-made silk
fabric in Eggshell
Eggshell Add to Cart T B H Price
Part No.
B06927 13" 20" 11" $92.00


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V-notch Bell Shades
Shantung, a man-made silk fabric
in Eggshell or Off-white

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Eggshell
(pictured)
Add to
Cart
Off-White Add to
Cart
T B H Price
Part No. Part No.
B06918 B06918W 11" 18" 16" $78.00
B06919 B06919W 13" 19" 11" $89.00

Traditional Shallow Bell Diffuser Lamp Shade
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Shallow Bell
Diffuser Shades
Shantung, a man-made
silk fabric in
Eggshell, Off-white, or Beige

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Eggshell Add
to
Cart
Off-White Add
to
Cart
Beige Add
to
Cart
T B H Price

Part No.

Part No. Part No.
B07161 B07161W B07161B 10" 15" 83/4" $70.00
B06946 B06946W B06946B 12" 18" 11" $80.00
B07162 B07162W B07162B 13" 19" 11" $78.00
B06947 B06947W B06947B 13" 20" 111/2" $93.00

Round Mica Diffuser Lamp Shades
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Round Mica
Diffuser Shades
with black faux leather
braided trim

Parchment Add
to
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Green Add
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Amber Add
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T B H Price

Part No.

Part No. Part No.
B05718N Not
available
B05718G B05718M 71/2" 16" 8" $79.00
B05719N Not
available
B05719G B05719M 13" 19" 11" $130.00

Fancy Diffuser Shades with Fringe

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Part No.

Color

Description

T B H Price Add to
Cart
Diffuser Floor Lamp Shade with Fringe B05840 Black -Faux silk fabric
-Gold lining, fringe and trim
13" 20" 141/2" $118.00
Diffuser Floor Lamp Shade with Fringe B05840G Antique gold -100% handmade Dupioni silk fabric
-Matching lining, fringe and trim
13" 20" 141/2" $166.00
Victorian Diffuser Floor Lamp Shade with Fringe B05840T Smokey taupe -100% pure silk
-Matching lining, fringe and trim
13" 20" 141/2" $140.00
Victorian Diffuser Floor Lamp Shade with Fringe B05821 Ivory -100% pure silk
-Pleated chiffon with rosette panels
-Matching lining, fringe and trim
13" 19" 16" $240.00
B05822 Champagne

Fabric Lampshade Cleaner at The Antique Lamp Co.
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  Keep your fabric shades fresh with our dry-cleaner pad!  
An excellent way to quickly and easily clean any fabric lampshade.
No chemicals or liquids - won't harm colors, materials, or hands.

Only $5 - Click HERE to add one to your order!

 

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Diagram of Diffuser Floor Lamp with Socket Covers at The Antique Lamp Co. Candle Cover Replacements

Click HERE for Candle Cover selections

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Diagram of Diffuser with Finial and Adaptor at The Antique Lamp Co.

Finial Adaptor

Click HERE for Finial selections

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Part No. Description of Item Price Each Add to Cart
B20905 Use this adaptor to add a decorative
finial to the top of diffuser shade
$1.00

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Mogul Bulbs and Parts
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Part No. Description of Item Price Each Add to Cart
MogulBulb Stock -Mogul bulb
-3 Way 100-200-300W
$8.00
MogulAdaptor.gif (25682 bytes) D30004 -Adaptor to fit a regular bulb into a Mogul bulb socket
-Loses the 3-way ability
$4.50
Mogul Socket
B48109

-3-way mogul socket
-Keyless

$14.50
B48102
(pictured)
-3-way mogul socket
-With turn key
$15.00
Diffuser Holder B10927
(pictured)
-Mogul bulb socket holder for 10" diffuser floor lamps
-Polished and lacquered brass
$22.00 Temporarily
Unavailable
B10927U -Mogul bulb socket holder for 10" diffuser floor lamps
-Unfinished brass
$20.00 Temporarily
Unavailable

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