Bakelite Light Shade


Product Code: S004-MBRN

These bakelite vintage reproduction industrial style pendant light shades oozes vintage charm and come with a braided textile cloth cord. They are genuine bakelite (not plastic) and are manufactured here in Australia using the original moulds and machinery of the 1930's. 

This type of bakelite light shades were traditionally used by flower growers as the shades are able to withstand high wattage globes without melting when strung over fields or hung in green houses. They were also sold to general stores all over the country so are a real reminder of vintage Australiana.

A great little light shade that perfectly compliments bare pendant fittings to give them a vintage flair while not distracting from the rawness of the hung light bulb.

Features include:

  • Genuine Bakelite Light Shade
  • Original moulds of the 1930's
  • Ideal for home or commercial settings
  • Perfectly compliments bare pendant fittings
  • Standard Australian fitting

If you are wanting the complete set which includes the cord, please see our Genuine Bakelite Light Pendant fixture. These Bakelite light shades are just the right size to house our squirrel cage filament Edison light bulb which is pictured. 


  • About the genuine bakelite light shade:

    • Available in a range of four colours; mottled brown, black and white speckle, mottled green and black. All available from the drop down menu. See the additional images for pictures of each.
    • The shades are 210mm in diameter and 70mm high.
    • The hole at the top for attaching it to your lampholder is 29mm.
  • Fat Shack Vintage delivers Australia wide. From the tip to the tail and all the places in between… if you live in Australia we’ll get it to you

    • For a delivery quote, just select your desired products and proceed to the checkout where you will be able to enter your delivery postcode. It will then calculate the shipping price for your order based on your postcode and the items in your basket before you need to go ahead with the order and enter any personal details.

    • All in stock items will be dispatched from our Melbourne warehouse within 2 business days from receipt of payment. Typical delivery times after dispatch are:
      * Melbourne - 2-3 business days 
      * Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide - 4-5 business days
      * Brisbane, Tasmania – 5-6 business days
      * Darwin, Perth - Approximately 6-7 business days

    • For all areas outside these metro locations please allow an additional 1-3 business days.
    • All orders are sent with tracking and full insurance. 
    • Pickups and inspections are available at our Melbourne showroom / warehouse in Melbourne by appointment only. Please contact us to arrange. For large / bulky orders, please contact us directly for a quotation of postage costs.
  • We provide a 30 day return policy on all items purchased from our website. If the item arrives in tip top condition but you decide that you just don’t like it anymore or have changed your mind then please return the items in original, unused, unmarked condition and packaging within 30 days for a full refund less freight. Please contact us so we know to expect it.

    If any items arrive damaged then please notify us within 14 days of delivery. We will of course replace / refund any damaged items at no additional cost to you.

    For more info please see our FAQ's

  • Please Note: this listing is for the Genuine Bakelite Light Shade only. The light bulbs shown in the pictures are for illustration purposes only. 

    Fat Shack Vintage sells a range of pendant lights online that compliment our light globes beautifully. We also stock ceiling pendant cords so please see these items if you are interested in any of them.