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Archive for the ‘Outdoor Chandelier Lights’ Category

Outdoor Chandelier

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Having just the right outdoor chandelier for a porch, balcony, sun room or gazebo is important. Selecting one with the right features to attract the eye also also match your home’s exterior decor are things which make a home more complete. Some of the chandeliers are somewhat delicate, so thinking about location and how much wind exposure the light will experience is important to choosing one which will not become damaged in wind or rain. One thing that is vitally important to remember is that not all chandeliers are suitable for outdoor use. They must be UL approved for wet or damp locations and they must come with sealed circuitry. This prevents any shocking or danger from electrical current. So let’s take a look at some of the most popular outdoor chandeliers that our customers have been purchasing this year.

Madaga Outdoor Chandelier

Royce Lighting Marrakech Three Light Outdoor Chandelier

Our customer favorite is the Madaga Outdoor Chandelier. This is a four light chandelier. It uses a maximum of a 6o watt incandescent light bulbs. It has a steel frame with a black painted finish. It has an overall size of 18.5 inches long x 22 inches wide x 22 inches deep. It has four outdoor chandelier shades of weatherproof fabric type material. It weighs 12.8 pounds and can only be shipped within the United States by Amazon.com. It is always a good idea to check for any broken or damaged parts as soon as the package arrives. Then report any problems to the company that you purchased it from. Shipping insurance is always a great idea and protection to the buyer. Overall this chandelier earned a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and buyers said they really like it, “Nothing but compliments”. This outdoor chandelier sells for $69.99 + 13.05 shipping.

The most lovely of all outdoor chandeliers that our customers have chosen is the Royce Lighting Marrakech Three Light Chandelier with Sepia Tinted Glass. This chandelier was designed by Deborah Shawlik. It has scroll work in expresso finish. The three light bulbs are a medium base. The maximum light blub wattage is 60 (bulbs not included). The overall dimensions are 22.5 inches in diameter by 22 inches high. It is also listed as a portable outdoor chandelier. This fixture weights 15 pounds with a shipping weight of 16.4 pounds. Amazon offers to ship it in the United States as well as other select countries (please contact them for more information). To prevent damage this chandelier must be shipped separately, but it is eligible for free shipping with the Super Saver Shipping option. The list price for this chandelier now, in June of 2011 is $227.48 bu is on sale for $152.15 .

Royce 6 Light Outdoor Chandelier

For a rustic setting this Royce Lighting Outdoor Six Light Chandelier Dark Wood with Beige Weather Resistant Shades is a remarkable choice. It is a circular design. The six lights accommodate a maximum of forty watts. The over all dimensions are 17 inches high, by 24.5 inches wide, by 24.5 inches deep. It is built of metal, wood, and resin materials. The shades are removable and machine washable. The chandelier can be used with and without shades.

This outdoor fixture has earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5 by customers. One customer stated it took just over an hour to install but the directions claim 15 to 30 minutes. The family stated they loved the chandelier. The owners commented that the “Dark Wood” color actually looks almost black and she especially loves the decorative base. Another customer added it to their outside dining area. With a country location for a home it can be very dark at night. Having a larger outdoor chandelier like this enabled them to see while they eat outside.  The homeowner claimed finish was not the nicest looking but from a distance or after dark you can’t see it. This light is on sale now at Amazon for $178.25 and is eligible for Free Super Saving Shipping.

This is a review of three of our most popular outdoor chandelier lights and what customer have to say about them. Outdoor Chandelier Light

Candle Chandelier

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Of all lighting the candle chandeliers were some of the very first which were designed for functionality and beauty. The first candle chandeliers were made in medieval times for cathedrals and palaces. Simple rough wooden board where nailed into a cross or X pattern, then nails were driven from the under side and left protruding on the top. Then candles the candles were pushed down onto the nail spikes. Over time metal frames came into use. One of my favorite old movies is Errol Flynn in Robin Hood. The huge castles, grand clothing, and large halls were a perfect backdrop for the chandeliers which hung overhead.

As more people desired candle chandeliers more styles, shapes, and designs were created. Originally these lights were a status symbol and acquired by aristocracy, with an increased number available more people were able to afford them. From the simple wooden frame with candles, the next stage in the development of these hanging lights the addition of lead crystals. Crystals were added to reflect and disperse the light. This made candle chandeliers even more popular and paved the way to the electric crystal chandeliers.

Candle Chandelier By Murray Feiss Forged Iron Faux Indoor Use

Candle Chandelier by AF Lighting Ramblin Rose Indoor Use

Candle chandeliers are a unique form of light. With no dependence on electricity, there is no need for electrical wiring present wherever they are going to be hung. Some popular chandeliers today make use of wrought iron, brass, pewter, and other metals. Lighting composition can be one level, two tiered or even three. Frames can be round, oval, squared, or random. The design of the candle holders built into the light frame dictate which style candle is to be used. Some candles are votive and others are tapered.

Since candles can be messy with dripping wax and require more cleaning, some limit their use to outdoor candle chandeliers. If hung outside in a gazebo, covered deck, or balcony dripping may not matter as much to the homeowner. But in the case that you want to take them inside, then an electric candle chandelier is a good choice. Candelabra light bulbs are designed with the shape of a flickering candle in mind. One time I even purchased light bulbs that were supposed to flicker, just like a candle. An outdoor chandelier with candles can also be hung from a tree or arbor.

The allure of the candle chandelier is a credit to the soft atmosphere that it creates. Crystals added to the composition also helps to refract the light, making more of an ambiance. When choosing one for your dining room or other area it is important to consider how large the room is, how high the ceilings are, and the overall shape of the room. When using chandeliers over a dining table it is important to be sure that only a few feet of table space will be lit by a light. When a table is long and narrow then two candle chandeliers may be required to light the room. For smaller rooms a smaller light is applicable. If the ceiling is high realize that the light may need to be hung from a long chain so that it is still effective in decorating the dining space instead of just the ceiling.

Candle Chandelier Cherry Blossom Iron Candle Holder

With a wide variety of metals, styles, and light compositions to choose from it is a nice tough to match the candle chandelier to the style of home. If Spanish flair is your cup of tea, then let the light have metal working indicative of that style. If rusty rustic iron is the tone of your log home, then be sure to choose a wrought iron candle chandelier along those lines.

Shopping for candle chandeliers or outdoor chandeliers can be done either online or in shops. Though standard stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot have a decent lighting selection, you may want to try specialty light shops to find one which matches your taste. For one large focal point light it is no unusual to spend a bit of money. If looking online it is best to purchase from a well established and respected store. That is why I advertise chandeliers I find on Amazon. There are other suppliers out there, but personally I have had a better experience with lighting from them, instead of other online shops. For some reason I have hardly ever been satisfied with lighting purchased from eBay.

Candle Chandelier Framburg Wrought Iron Faux Chandelier Indoor Use

When buying be sure to read the warranties on both the store and the product. It is best to buy new lighting units instead of used. Used ones, even if they appear in good condition, could have damaged wires that is not visible to the eye. Some home fires are caused by faulty wiring.

So be smart and consider not only where you plan to use your candle chandelier, but also the size room or space that is to be lit. There is few lights which possess the simple grace that these possess. And remember if using a candle chandelier be careful of windy days. Also be aware that unless an electric candle chandelier is rated not rated for outdoor use than it should never be used outside of the home. There are some outdoor candle chandeliers which are intended for outdoor usage. Antler candle chandeliers are also another way to accent a room. Bathroom lights also deserve our attention.

Outdoor Chandelier Light