Plastic Lamp Shades

Get away from the easily-breakable glass lampshades and give one of these plastic lamp shades a try. Versatile, hardened plastic is a smart and safe way to shade your lamps, of all sizes. In many styles and colors, there is sure to be a single shade, or set of plastic lamp shades, to meet your needs. Look in this collection and find one that is perfect for you.

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Reserved bespoke item daisy 12 plastic

Reserved bespoke item daisy 12 plastic
Obviously, designers lamps must be expensive, but this stunning lamp shade was crafted of nothing more than colorful plastic bottles that now create a multilayer white and green composition. Marvellous!

Plastic spoon hanging paper light shade

Plastic spoon hanging paper light shade
This plastic spoon hanging paper light shade constitutes an eco-friendly proposition for all fans of upcycling and those, who simply look for eclectic furniture, that will transform their interiors.

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Do not judge hastily plastic lampshades, they are often delicate and very useful, just like this basic white copy. Lampshades with a bulb holder can be the perfect complement to chandelier chandeliers.

Plastic lamp shades

A stylish accessory for floor stand lamps, that will refresh their looks with a bowl-like silhouette and fashionable pattern. Each shade is made of cheap plastic, but it has its charm and a breath of modern elegance.

Cheap plastic lamp shades into pretty and cheap plastic lamp

Cheap Plastic Lamp Shades into...pretty and cheap plastic lamp shades ...

Home Source Industries LMP12676 TABLE LAMP Desk Lamp with Plastic Shades in Bright Colors, Silver

Modern table lamp with metal base and three lights covered with colorful lampshades - purple, green and red. Perfect for use in dorm, kids, teen rooms as well as an accent to an office or contemporary home decor.

Torchiere lamp shade plastic

torchiere lamp shade plastic

Our advice Buying Guide

Plastic lamp shades come with their own sets of advantages that are appealing to certain groups of people. For example, plastic lamp shades are more durable compared to paper-based or fabric lamp shades. Lamp shades made of plastic also come in more varieties in terms of color and design.

While the countless varieties mean you don't have to settle for something that is just "okay," your options can also be a source of confusion. Too many choices often lead to analysis paralysis. To make your shopping experience easier and more enjoyable, this article is going to help you by providing you with a buying guide for plastic lamp shades.

What types of plastics are used in lamp shades?

For many, the term plastic describes one type of plastic. In reality, there are plenty of plastic types and knowing the common ones will give you a better idea of the kind you want or need. The typical plastic types often used for lamp shades include:

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) - Less durable compared to other types of plastics, but very economical.
  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) - Very durable and resistant to strong chemicals. It's also easy to recycle, which is something to take note if you want something eco-friendly.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) - A very versatile plastic that can be very soft or very hard. The costs depend on how hard or soft it's made.
  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) - A plastic that can resist temperatures nearing 100 degrees Celsius. It's an excellent plastic type if you're worried about the heat generated by the bulb or simply worried about fire hazards.
  • Polypropylene (PP) - A plastic that is also very durable and comes with very low toxicity levels. It's even considered as a "food safe" material.

What purpose will your plastic lamp shade serve?

The primary purpose of your lampshade will also have a significant impact on what kind you need to get. There are two major categories for lampshade use. There's ambient lighting and task lighting.

The primary purpose of an ambient light is for providing overall lighting to a room. On the other hand, task lighting's primary purpose is to give you illumination to help you with a certain task (i.e., reading, sketching, writing).

  • If you're buying plastic lamp shades for ambient lighting, then you want the light to go out from the sides and top. This means that you'd want the plastic to be more translucent so more light can pass through. Also, you'd want a shape that won't direct most of the light downwards like a drum-shape or reverse empire.
  • If you want a plastic lamp shade for task lighting, then you'd want to block the light from going out from the sides and top. Instead, you want it to be redirected downwards. To achieve this, you'd want a lampshade that is more opaque. A dark-colored plastic on the outside and light-colored on the inside works even better. You'd also want a shape to help you direct the light to the bottom like the coolie, empire, and bell.


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Love the deep sapphire blue hue of this ribbed empire lamp shade. Could deliver a stunning pop of colour in an. e.g. all-white bedroom... Unfortunately, it's not glass, it's plastic, but good enough for me.

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14" Yellow Plastic Cone Shade SL46614P-YELLOW

Torchiere lamp shade replacement plastic

A fantastic piece of glowing ball that will drown your home in white light and modern elegance. Designed of repurposed plastic bottles, the lamp features a striking geometric design in shape of a bunch of blooming white flowers.

Home Design 150 Watt Floor Lamp Black Finish with White Plastic Shade & Side Reading Light

14 taupe plastic cone shade sl46614 taupe

14" Taupe Plastic Cone Shade SL46614-TAUPE

Plastic torchiere floor lamp shade replacement

plastic torchiere floor lamp shade replacement

Diy flower appliques for lamp shades recycle plastic bottles can

DIY Flower Appliques for Lamp Shades (recycle plastic bottles, can use on clothing as well. Color as desired)

Plastic lamp shade replacement

Made of the plastic lampshade is an excellent way for attractive and inexpensive interior design. Unusual modern form, lightweight construction, and interesting details create a very effective whole.

Plastic pendant light shades

Lamps from plastic bottles. via TreeHugger

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Taryn McIntosh from Cape Town made this pendant lampshade by recycling plastic milk bottles

How to make a lampshade from plastic bottles

A unique ingenious lamp DIY-made of ... colourful plastic cups, plates and straws! A lamp has a base built of plates and cups attached to a tall metal stem of an old lamp. A drum lampshade is of vertically arranged straws.

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Available in multiple patterns, this lovely lampshade constitutes a perfect proposition for all, who'd like to enliven their space a bit. Colourful, mosaic shades will provide an inimitable illumination.

Luminaria de pet plastic bottles diy reciclagem de garrafas pet

Luminária de Pet - Plastic Bottles - DIY - Reciclagem de Garrafas PET e Embalagens diversas!

Plastic bottle lamp diy

A unique pretty-looking ingenious DIY-made lampshade for table or floor lamps. It's created of black and white rolled up stripes of plastic bags which are glued to a surface of a drum-like old lampshade.

Universal lamp shade polygon

Whoa. These are amazing. This might be a good group project and keep for display in the school. Art in the Big Green Room: 5th grade Polyhedrons

Plastic lamp shades replacement

Plastic lamp shades are usually associated with low price and casual design, but apparently some plastic shades can rival with designer pieces. This high end bowl shaped ceiling lamp shade was composed of... plastic cups.

9 chinese take out box light

9. Chinese take out box light

Plastic lamp shades floor lamps

DIY Lampshade --- SOOO NEAT!

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Made of plastic lamp shades is a great way for the original interior design. Impressive form and performance from old bottles is an unusual but very interesting form of recycling. Ideal for many types of decor.

Diy plastic spoon lamp

A lovely lamp shade that is cheap, easy to made, and beautiful. Designed of a bunch of white plastic cups that form a geometric pattern, the shade is very lightweight, ceiling-mounted, and shaped like a bowl.

Puzzle lights are our newest style of lighting for events

Puzzle Lights are our newest style of lighting for events. These lanterns/lights are made out of 100% recycled plastic. They are called puzzle lights because every light is made out of individual plastic pieces that have been pieced together. They come in

How to make plastic lamp shades

studio cb : lamp shade made of fused plastic bags (recycled)

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Plastic spoon round hanging light shade - Upcycled, Eco Friendly Lighting, Ceiling Light on Etsy, $100.00 CAD

A beautiful melted bead bowl cant wait to make some

A beautiful melted bead bowl. Can't wait to make some.

Plastic polythene golf ball pendant lampshade light shade c 2

... plastic (polythene) "golf ball" pendant lampshade / light shade (c

Outside of lampshade

Outside of Lampshade

Plastic shades

Lamps from plastic milk cartons

Diy bottle caps lampshade fabdiy

DIY Bottle Caps Lampshade | FabDIY

Designer alvaro catalan de ocon has created a range of

designer Alvaro Catalan de Ocon has created a range of wicker lamp shades woven with old plastic bottles by artisans in Chile for his PET Lamps projec. Milan, 2014

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Plastic ceiling fixture with unique curvy shade made from... you probably won't believe it: recycled milk cartoons. Friendly to environment and to your home budget - a perfect pendant lamp that brings an aura of refinement!

How to make a plastic spoon lamp

Coloured plastic spoon hanging lamp shade - Kids Lighting, Childrens Rooms

Another cool lamp shade

another cool lamp shade ...

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bonzai shade monsterscircus 1 DIY project: Wire lamp shade

How to make plastic spoon lamp

Eco-Friendly Blossoms By Michelle Brand the bottoms of discarded plastic soda bottles to create these breathtakingly beautiful decorative light fixtures, lamp shades, curtains, room dividers, and more. Ingenious and quite stunning,

Plastic lampshade

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How to make spoon lamp

Modern lamp shade in the shape of lotus. It is completely made of plastic and gives warm tone of light. Suitable for table and floor lamps. Received many positive recommendations.

Balloon lamp shade

The unique plastic lampshade and more specifically recycled plastic bags is an ecologically and very efficient way to use waste. The whole composition of the interesting composition surprising and great in the interior.

Clip on lampshade retro ruffled plastic lace boudoir lamp shade

... clip-on lampshade, retro ruffled plastic lace boudoir lamp shade

Plastic lamp

Oval lampshade made of plastic spoons. Simple form and modern design for each room according to taste and need.

Lampshade plastic

Plastic spoon pendant light -- kinda awesome.

These gorgeous flowers are made from the bottom of plastic

These gorgeous flowers are made from the bottom of plastic bottles!!

Recycled milk jug lamps

DIY lamp shade

The smarty lamp style meets science to create contemporary classic

The Smarty Lamp: Style Meets Science to Create Contemporary Classic