Ambre Moreen Chandelier July 04, 2018 10:54:30
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.
Chandelier lighting has been around for centuries even before the middle ages people used them. Back in those days chandeliers were a simple cross of wood with spikes that candles could be stuck to. In fact the name chandelier is French for candlestick. The chandeliers were attached to a pulley by rope so that they could be raised and lowered for lighting the candles. Chandeliers in public buildings sometimes have this same feature so that they can be lowered for cleaning and replacing burnt out bulbs. When metalwork became affordable for the merchant middle class chandeliers became made of brass or bronze. These multi armed chandeliers with candles (and later gaslights) are still in use today although we use electric lights today. Let s take a look at some of the chandeliers you have to choose from.
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.
No other lighting fixture can provide class and glamor to a home than crystal chandeliers. What makes these chandeliers breathtaking in their beauty are the faceted adornments that dangle from the chandelier s frame tiers and arms. The number of ornaments on the chandelier will largely depend upon your personal tastes. You may want a large multi-tiered and multi-branched chandelier with a wide variety of crystals or a small fixture with a few well-placed drops. These adornments come in the form of crystal drops spears and prisms. Chandelier prisms especially have an impact on the quality of light that your lighting fixture will produce.
Aside from these major parts chandeliers also have supplemental and/or replacement pieces. Some of the replaceable parts include the light bulbs sockets and converters. If chandelier covers are too expensive for you to replace you can go for inexpensive chandelier lamp shades in various colors and designs. You can also change the chains collars and canopies that function to suspend the chandelier to your ceiling. For candle chandeliers you can add quaint bobeches which will catch any wax drippings.
If you re looking for a chandelier lighting today you have many options from antique looking to contemporary pendant chandeliers. You can even find chandelier shades to change the look of your already existing chandelier. Many people prefer this type as the light is not as harsh as the typical chandelier that has exposed bulbs. If you have an already existing light fixture installing a new chandelier can be as easy as turning off the power removing the old fixture and connecting the color coded wire to your new fixture. If you don t feel comfortable doing it it s an easy and quick job for an electrician. Take a look at what s out there there s sure to be something that suits your style.