What is the cover over a light bulb called? lampshade. noun. a cover fixed over a light to make it less bright.
What can I use to cover a light bulb? With incandescent you should use glass if the cover is close, and plastic if it is 10 cm away (for a 40W lightbulb). With CFL or LED bulbs you can use plastic close and even paper a bit further away, especially if the cover is not fully closed, and the hot air can leave easily.
Do you need a light bulb cover? Cover your bare bulbs!
Although a lamp shade is usually seen as a decorative element, its main purpose is to diffuse or redirect the light from the bulb for maximum effectiveness and protect your eyes from the bulb’s glare. With no shade at all, a bare bulb’s light goes out equally in all directions.
How do you change a lightbulb in a glass cover?