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Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor Candle Chandelier’

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.

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Outdoor Colonial Iron Candle Chandelier

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Lighting adds more to a home than many realize. When building a deck or sunroom, or some other addition to a home, it is easy to focus so much on the structure, layout, flooring, paint, and finish material, that the lighting is put off until the end. From assisting customer’s with their new homes and home additions for the last 14 years, it became very apparent of this trend to over look the lighting. Since the focus of this website is to explore outdoor chandeliers, let’s turn our eyes to the outside of the home and focus on outside lighting for a few minutes.

There are two main reasons that come to mind when trying to turn back the trend and look at lighting in the beginning stages instead of once the project is finished. The first reason is: if a light that is going to be hung is extremely heavy, then it should be planned for when the framing is done. Sometimes an additional beam may be included in the framing to hang your outdoor chandelier treasure from. Some of these lights can weight 75 pounds or more, so be sure that they have a proper place from which to be hung.

The second reason to consider lighting in the beginning is so that you are sure if there is one that matches your style. Even purchasing the light before the job is completed is a great idea. Then the electrican can check and be sure he has the outlet in the proper place. And also the builder can be sure that the light will be able to hang in an appropriate place. It is not very satisfiying or convenient if there is no way to hang the light over the table location, or where ever you invision it. Sometimes it may be best to hang the light from the center of the exterior area, and at other times it may be more condusive to place the light on a side of the covered porch where the seating area is.

When thinking about outside spaces, there is also a certain charm in candle chandeliers. This candle chandelier has a lovely colonial style to it. For a western, colonial, or traditional styled home exterior, this chandelier would blend well with its surroundings. If you notice the ‘handcrafted’ in the title, that denotes that this outdoor chandelier is made by hand instead of machine. It also means that no two are identical. Made of solid iron this light weighs 20 pounds. The diamond pattern in the iron with the round iron spheres on the ends adds even more charm to this light. The balls on the bottom of it also act as feet to allow it to be used on a mantel or as a centerpiece. This outdoor chandle chandelier is recommended for covered patio use and indoor. The four taper candles are not included with the light, but can be purchased separately. Light dimensions: 18″x18″x24″

Also consider indoor candle chandeliers for dining areas.

Another time of year that candles are reminiscent of is Christmas. Be sure to talk a look at our article, outdoor Christmas decorations for some ideas for making your home ready for the holidays.


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