Alisanne Mariette Chandelier May 07, 2018 10:15:21
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.
If you wish to clean the entire chandelier it is not necessary nowadays to dismantle the whole chandelier dust various parts in soapy water dry them carefully and return back all the parts to their places. It is now possible to buy a special detergent to clean crystal chandeliers. The detergent need only be sprayed on the chandelier and all dirt will disappear and will drain away onto a mat placed beneath the chandelier. The work which would otherwise take hours is finished in a few minutes.
For those of you who like to be outrageous go with a crazy style of chandelier. However there are some guidelines to follow when selecting one of these chandeliers. Too often people excitedly buy a chandelier with bright colors or with a wild design but then come to dislike its atypical appearance over time. Try to balance it in some way if you have a wacky styled chandelier make sure it has a conservative color. If you want an unconventional color be sure it matches the area in which it will be located. It is possible to buy a chandelier that you will enjoy the appearance of for a great many years while still expressing your outgoing personality.
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.
A typical large-sized chandelier is not perfect for a normal sized house because it requires a high ceiling and eats up a lot of space as well. They are only perfect for homes with high ceilings and enough space to accommodate a large extravagant fixture. If you have a chandelier in your home and it is a black chandelier then every time you enter your home you will feel like it an old classic period. Black chandeliers with crystals remind you of the past times and your friends and guests will feel the same when they will enter your home.
Many contemporary chandeliers don t have the branched arms we think of in a classic lighting chandelier. Instead they have a central support holding up a central lighted area. This is typical of an art deco or craftsman style chandelier. Modern chandelier lighting with a central support are typically called pendant chandeliers. They can come in all sizes and shapes from mini chandeliers to streamlined steel.