Normally, a chandelier is a branched ornamental light fixture that is mounted on ceilings or walls. It usually uses incandescent light bulbs. Modern chandeliers may also use fluorescent lamps or LEDs.
Adding glass chandeliers to your home can instantly change the vibe of your living space. From classic crystal styles to modern metal and glass styles, chandeliers are perfect for adding drama and luxury to any room.
The Ugolino Circular is an artfully made chandelier that brings together the traditional Bohemian-cut techniques and modern technology. It features 1375 pieces of glass, weighing over 6000 pounds. The glass is hung from a two-dimensional frame. The chandelier is adorned with Swarovski crystals.
This chandelier features a clear glass body and a colored glass top. It can be used in a formal dining room or casual living room. The color of the glass allows for maximum light distribution.
This chandelier is a unique statement piece. It is hand-crafted and designed by Italian glass artisans. It features a beautiful two-tiered design, crystal accents, and a graceful curve.
This chandelier is a great example of the elegance and freshness of Stephanie Coutas’ collections. It features a Venetian style with crystal accents and a two-tiered design.
This chandelier is hand-crafted using traditional methods and modern technology. The crystals are hand-blown and mouth-blown. The precision of the work guarantees the perfect quality of the crystal products.
The Ugolino Circular chandelier makes a statement with a graceful curve and modern technology. It features thirteen glass shapes, a two-dimensional frame, and Swarovski crystals.
Retrofitting a chandelier to use LED or CFL
Using LED or CFL bulbs to light up your baubles is not the most expensive or time consuming process. The best part is that they last longer and do a better job of lighting up your space than their incandescent counterparts. LED bulbs also do not need mercury to function. If you do decide to try it out, you should check out the manufacturer’s recommendations for compatible dimmers.
While LEDs and CFLs are not the newest gizmos, there are some LED chandeliers to be found. A number of manufacturers have come out with LED chandeliers that use LEDs in combination with a low-voltage dimmer. They also come in a variety of styles, shapes, and sizes.
If you are unsure of what kind of fixtures to buy, you can always look online or at your local lighting showroom. If you are lucky, your utility may have a rebate or two on LED bulbs. You may also need to replace your fixtures if you decide to switch over to LEDs.
One of the best LED chandeliers is found in the bathroom. Unlike their incandescent counterparts, LEDs are not sensitive to cold weather and can actually get bright enough to light up your bathroom. The best part is that they can last up to 17 years with proper use.
Positioning a chandelier in a room
Whether you are putting a chandelier in your living room or foyer, you need to choose the right size and placement. The right size chandelier can make a big statement, while a chandelier that is too small can look out of place.
The best way to size a chandelier is to measure the width and length of the room. This is easier to do in a foyer or living room where the floor and ceiling are level. If you have a dining room, you’ll need to calculate the width of the dining table. You’ll also want to calculate the diameter of the chandelier.
The width of the chandelier should be equal to the width of the table, or at least one foot. The diameter of the chandelier can be calculated using the same rule of thumb as the width.
The height of the chandelier is also a matter of debate. The top of the chandelier should be about one foot lower than the floor, and should be a couple of inches higher than the ceiling.
The height of the chandelier can also be determined by measuring the width of the room and multiplying the length by the width. This rule of thumb is applicable for all ceilings over 13 inches.
The best place to place a chandelier is near the center of the room. It’s also a good idea to hang the chandelier about one foot lower than the ceiling to avoid overloading it.