Ambre Moreen Chandelier June 22, 2018 09:27:25
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.
Among the myriads of chandelier lighting fixtures to choose from crystal chandeliers remains as the most popular preference. These chandeliers are constructed from cut glass crystal pieces that gracefully hang on the arms of the fixture. Crystals reflects light easily and the lights they reflect often produce shimmering effects which makes them all the more visibly entertaining. Crystal chandeliers were popularized by elite Europeans and wealthy Americans during 1920 s and 1930 s.
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 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.
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.
Choosing a chandelier is made simple by the many different styles. Today there are chandeliers and other hanging lamps designed to fit into almost any décor. Even men who dream in flannel and boots can find a variety of chandelier styles to fit their design scheme.