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Posts Tagged ‘weather resistant shades’

Sun Room and Outdoor Chandeliers

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Did you ever consider placing an outdoor chandelier in a sun room or solarium? Sun rooms can have a lot of extra humidity and dampness, especially when there are a lot of plants or a hot tub. Having an outdoor chandelier that is designed for damp/wet locations can extend the life of your fixture. Typically chandeliers rated for outside use have sealed circuitry, to prevent moisture from penetrating into the light.

Also, whether you choose an indoor or outdoor chandelier, you might consider putting weather resistant shades on them regardless of the type fixture.  I have even seen some shades that were made from different metals.

Of course head clearance is always a consideration with a hanging fixture. Conveniently locating it over a table is one way to still incorporate your chandelier without bumping into it.  Or a higher clearance chandelier can be used in many more locations.

Outdoor chandeliers are designed for outdoor use, but if you want to extend your inside space with a covered porch or sun room, a chandelier rated for out-of-doors use is a wise decision.

Outdoor chandeliers can be used inside just as well as outside. If you find a style that suits your needs don’t be turned off by the fact that it is rated for outdoor use. Most any product rated for outdoor use is also usable for the interior of a home.

Choosing exterior lighting and using it inside of the home, especially in special rooms such as sun rooms, screened in porches, lanais, or screened in cooking porches, helps to lend a feeling of bringing the outdoors into the inside of the home. We all love to sit and relax.

I believe that you would also find many of the outdoor chandeliers constructed more solidly than some of their interior counterparts. Lights that are exposed to wind and weather should be built very strongly to withstand the weather elements that they may come into contact with. For anyone with small children this also might be an advantage. There is more than one mother out there who has lost a light fixture to a bouncing ball or a flying toy. Gazebo lights can also be used in these special rooms.

So take the time to consider your options. It is never too soon to explore your options and select an outdoor chandelier and other matching light fixtures that will transform a deck or outside space from mundane to extraordinary.
Outdoor Chandelier Light