Alisanne Mariette Chandelier July 13, 2018 08:40:19
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.
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.
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.
When choosing a chandelier for a particular room you need to first measure the width and length of the room. Add these two measurements and the resultant sum (in inches) is how wide your chandelier should be. For instance if your room is 14 feet wide by 16 feet long you need to add these two numbers which gives you 30. Thus the ideal width for a chandelier for this room will be 30 inches. However you also need to consider the height at which the chandelier will hang. If you have low ceilings and the chandelier will hang quite low you should buy a slightly smaller one (26-28 inches). But if you have really high ceilings then you should go in for a bigger one (34-36 inches). This is because the higher the chandelier the smaller it is going to appear.
Candle chandeliers made from metals such as brass brushed nickel and wrought iron are elegant pieces that resonates the rich history of the past. Antique chandeliers made from metals used to hold candles instead of electric bulbs and have been in existence since the 1400 s though they were reinvented in differing finishes throughout the centuries. Antique metal candle chandeliers are among the most expensive lighting fixtures today and may cost up to $60,000 because of their rarity and origin making them collectible items. If you want to save energy and you have the right budget you can always opt for an antique metal candle chandelier.
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.