Fniss diffuser+lit-773130

Published on April 12th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Create a Diffuser for the FOTO Ceiling Pendant Lamp

Foto lamp (20 inch), FNISS wastepaper basket clear, SPARSAM light bulb, drill, drill bit, utility knife (be careful!)

Description: Remedy the annoying “light bulb in the eye” with a diffuser. All items are from Ikea (minus tools).

1. For the diffuser, use a FNISS plastic wastepaper basket. On the bottom, cut a hole about one and a half inch diameter in the middle. Use a drill and drill bit to remove most of the material by making multiple drill holes. Use a utility knife to finish.

2. Grab the SPARSAM light bulb, place the socket end of the bulb through the diffuser to make sure the bulb will be able to screw into the pendant’s socket.

3. Now it’s time to install! The beauty of this hack is no hardware is needed. The SPARSAM light bulb actually holds the diffuser in place.

4. Enjoy the upgrade!

Total cost as pictured is:

FOTO 20″ pendant lamp = $29.99
FNISS wastepaper basket = $1.99
SPARSAM e26 light bulb = $4.99

~ J.Trawic, Arlington, VA

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8 Responses to Create a Diffuser for the FOTO Ceiling Pendant Lamp

  1. Blorch says:

    Nicely done! Thank you for sharing that.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks pretty ugly…

  3. Anonymous says:

    The lamp in photo1 looks black and photo5 looks silver…. ?
    I like silver one!

  4. vesperbeauty says:

    Love it! But will the heat from the bulb melt the plastic?

  5. Moontree says:

    There’s a reason we don’t use plastic bins as lampshades, right? because the heat from the bulb can’t disperse like it would in a dome light or an open paper light, and then you get melty-plastic. Please be careful.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I think it’s extremely dangerous…

  7. Anonymous says:

    For those concerned about heat, the bulb pictured is a CFL and, thus, not normally hot.

  8. Anonymous says:

    my store Delilahs Dive is comprised of just these FNISS wastepaper baskets and HEMMA
    Cord sets, various colors, looks awesome, much simpler and aesthetically pleasing.

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