Chandelier. Tuesday , October 24th , 2017 - 06:57:42 AM
Consumers can find chandeliers with any number of lights, from as few as three to much larger numbers. The light fixtures can be shaped like flowers or any number of other objects and designs. They are made of alabaster, crystal, iron, wood, and glass, just to name a few of the many materials gracing today`s chandeliers. Stained glass, Williamsburg, and even art deco styles are available. It`s really just a matter of your personal style as to what type of chandelier light fixture you purchase. Fancy or simple, there`s so much to choose from.
Most of the contemporary fixtures do not have branch or arms. They only have central support holding up a central lighted area. This is usually an art deco or a craftsman style. This modern chandelier that has central support is usually called pendant fixture. It comes from different sizes, shapes and colors.
Chandelier Lighting Fixtures. 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.
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