Amie Nanette Chandelier July 05, 2018 09:42:14
Obviously there s no lighting source more brilliant in appeal than chandelier lighting. Due to their wonderful qualities and aesthetics chandeliers have evolved as necessary fixtures added in many luxurious hotels fine dining restaurants up scale corporate offices as well as homes. They are available in abundant types and finishes and combines sophisticated forms and functions to befit a wide array of settings. In many cases modern chandeliers provide illumination with the use of standard electric light bulbs and even electric powered candles but there are also old chandeliers that make use of gaslights and wax candles that are still used to date.
Chandeliers have always been associated with power and wealth and subsequently through the ages many monarchs have owned chandeliers both because of the immense glamour they bring to their surroundings but also because they were seen as a symbol of high class status and demonstrated their wealth. Although a genuine chandelier was not to be created until the 12th century during the 8th century hanging lamps became more decorative and artistic a shadow of the extravagance and beauty that would one day be associated with chandeliers. Between the 11th and the 15th century the Flemish town of Dimant became famous for its chandelier brass works and in the 16th century the Dutch brass ball chandelier became popular. Over the next couple of centuries chandeliers became popular particularly for the very wealthy and royals. The chandeliers changed in many ways shapes and sizes as technology and fashion modernised and transformed.
In case of large chandeliers their weight plays an important part. It is important to find out where and to what ceiling construction the chandelier will be installed or otherwise attached. You should take into consideration that an 18-arm chandelier for example can weigh up to 17kilos and such a weight will be attached to one point on your ceiling. In the case of some especially large chandeliers the construction of the ceiling should be assessed by a structural engineer.
From the central fixture the chandelier arms extend outward to serve as bases for light bulbs candles and ornaments. They are usually made from the same materials as the base (metal brass or wood). In the case of antler chandeliers it is the deer antlers themselves that serve as the lighting fixture s arms. The styles of chandelier arms also vary including S-shaped fluted or roped design.
The main factor that determines the price of a chandelier are the various materials that are used in its crafting. Good examples are wrought iron chandeliers. Because iron is a common metal these chandeliers are definitely more affordable. Other pluses for iron chandeliers include their easy maintenance and the number of styles to choose from. In contrast glass and brass chandeliers are more meticulous to craft and require frequent cleaning and maintenance thus causing the prices to shoot up. Special types of glass can also double or triple the price tag of chandeliers. These include Tiffany glass and Murano glass. The use of Swarovski crystals over imitation gems can also drive up the chandelier s price.
Chandeliers are defined as ornate lighting fixtures that are suspended from the ceiling which come with two or more branches or tiers. The structure of the chandelier serves several purposes namely to hold the light bulbs and other chandelier parts that add to the structural integrity lighting function and aesthetic value of the fixture.