About Moving Pictures Rotating Lampshades®

Our short video shows you how the magic happens!

Grandad Dom

Dom Hackett worked for many years in his family business, James Hackett Lighting based in Dublin, Ireland. The business was set up in 1964 by his father James to manufacture and distribute lighting products such as lampshades and table lamps for the home.

Nearing retirement and looking for a new challenge, Dom decided to examine ceiling pendant lights for children. Dom’s hunch was that children would prefer to see moving pictures rather than the regular static shades.

How does it work?

Working with the designer, Gavin Galligan, Dom discovered a new manufacturing process for a two-tier lampshade. This would allow the inner shade to rotate from the light of any bulb inside the outer lampshade.

Easy Fit - no wires or batteries

The light from the bulb sends an electrical charge from a small solar panel to a motor which creates rotation in an inner lampshade. No additional wires or batteries are required and the lampshade fits on to the lamp holder in the normal manner.

Moving Pictures Rotating Lampshades

Lighting in children’s bedrooms can now be brought to life and capture the imagination of the child.

Well-known Irish designers including Chris Judge, Chris Dunlop and Naomi Peppar have created designs for our shades and we have happy customers from all over the world.

All of our Moving Pictures Rotating Lampshades are available to order from our website and it’s easy to customise your lampshade. You can add your child’s name or a short message to the shade.

Grandad Dom’s hunch is proving successful – movement is magic!

March 2020.

What they say about us!

“I have just purchased one. What a fantastic product! Very easy to fit and so good to look at. Well done to whoever thought of this”.


David Stanley
Liverpool, UK