Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about pendant lights we receive on our customer mail!
What’s the difference between a chandelier and a pendant light?
Chandeliers and pendants are both types of hanging lights, and may seem similar at first glance. However, there are a couple of key differences between the two! Pendants usually use only one bulb, and you will often see multiple pendants in one room. They also use shades to channel the light, as opposed to chandeliers which use many exposed bulbs to spread ambient light throughout a room.
Where can I find crystal chandeliers?
Vakkerlight has various brands and styles of crystal chandeliers for you to choose from. From sleek contemporary designs to timeless classics, our chandeliers will elevate your decor, and you're sure to find the perfect crystal chandelier for your home. For more information on how to choose the right chandelier for your home, follow our weekly designer lighting blog.
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Do chandeliers use more electricity than other lighting fixtures?
Although chandeliers usually use more light bulbs than other types of lighting fixtures, you do not need to worry about a rise in your electricity bill! Chandeliers are usually not used as often as other lights in your home, and usually do not need higher wattage bulbs as they use multiple bulbs in conjunction. Also, many chandeliers are able to use LED bulbs, lowering the amount of electricity needed even further.
Why doesn’t my crystal chandelier sparkle anymore?
One of the main draws of a crystal chandelier is their sparkle! But crystal, like any other type of glass, can get dirty or pick up dust. If you notice that your crystal chandelier has lost some of its luster, it might be time for a cleaning. You can clean the crystals while they are still hanging on the chandelier, or remove them for a deeper clean. There are a variety of crystal cleaning solutions and sprays out there, but many cleaning supplies may already be in your home!
How can I remove rust from a metal chandelier?
This is another top question about chandeliers that we are asked. No matter where you live, rust is always a concern when using metal fixtures. Cleaning rust from metal can be fairly easy and the material can often be found already in your home.
The acid in ordinary white vinegar can break down rust without damaging the metal of the fixture. Try spraying some white vinegar on the rusted spots, then following up with a sponge or microfiber cloth. Avoid using rough materials, such as steel wool, as it could scratch the finish on fixtures like gold chandelier designs.
There are also commercially available rust cleaners, such as CLR, that can be used on chandeliers.
What is the total wattage allowed for a chandelier?
Modern chandeliers come in a wide range and there is no one standard of maximum wattage for chandeliers. To determine the total wattage allowed for a specific chandelier, take a look at the recommended bulbs.
Simply multiply the bulb’s wattage by the number of bulbs to see the chandelier’s maximum total wattage. If a chandelier can use LED bulbs, then the total wattage will be much, much lower!
Should chandeliers be the sole lighting source in a room?
Chandeliers often serve as the centerpiece of the lighting design, but they may not provide sufficient illumination on their own, especially in larger rooms. Consider supplementing chandelier lighting with wall sconces, table lamps, or ceiling fans with built-in lights to cre ate a layered and balanced lighting scheme.
Is the Crystal Dandelion Chandelier really considered a spherical chandelier?
Inspired by Nature, as much a modern art piece as it is a source of light, this Chandelier makes a statement in any space. High Quality Stainless Steel, Premium K9 Crystals, Exquisite Craftsmanship, Energy Efficient LED Light Source. This LED Crystal Dandelion fixture is a designer's dream. It will create a beautiful show piece for any interior.
The Crystal Dandelion Chandelier can also be viewed as a spherical chandelier and pendant light! Many satellite devices have a spherical shape, or a traditional satellite design that sits inside an outer sphere. In these cases, the items can be satellites and globes.