Diffuser detail of atomic pendant light fixture. Diffusers are optional on most of Meteor Lights’ pendant fixtures. They are made from the same fiberglass parchment shade material as the balance of the shade. They can be provided in any color: matching, neutral, white, off-white, or custom colors. We generally recommend using white or other neutral colors, such as cream, beeswax, butterscotch, caramel, or sand. Matching the adjacent tier, as in the example shown, can be an attractive effect.
Pendant lamp diffuser detail, bottom view
Bottom diffusers are an option on most of our pendant lamps. Bottom diffusers are unnecessary (and won’t work) with regular floor and table lamps. Diffusers aren’t always necessary or even desired. On the plus side, diffusers soften downward light from the fixture or pendant lamp. On the downside, they don’t emit as much light, and they block heat upward heat ventilation through the lamp. This means lower wattage bulbs should be used, further lowering your light output.
Diffusers are most effective when people will be sitting directly beneath the light fixture, and the fixture is hung fairly low overhead. Consider the inverse square law (the intensity of light is inverse to the square of the distance between source and target) when deciding if a diffuser is going to be necessary on a lamp hung well above the target area.
If you decide you do want a diffuser, we can make them in any color, although we recommend using lighter colors. We also recommend against putting a pattern on diffusers. We can do that if you really want it, but we find that patterns on diffusers are a distraction from the overall effect.