Commonly, chandeliers are used as centre pieces in palaces, big halls, churches, hotels, public galleries, mansions, museums and many other places. For houses, a huge variety of large and small size chandeliers are available at cheaper cost. Chandeliers add an attraction to your living room. Living room chandeliers are easier versions of chandeliers, which are not excessive as are found in the commercials or public places. These can be lighted up through candles lights, luminous lights and even using the energy saving bulbs.
The traditional chandeliers need candle lights or luminous lights for illumination. They even have yellow colored illumination. On the other hand, with the modern chandeliers, you will find LED bulbs or fluorescent lights that give bright and beautiful lightings. Blowing or lighting chandeliers with candle lights are not that easy to maintain. The modern chandeliers come with electric bulbs, which are pretty similar in design of the ones with candle lights.
Chandeliers are in use from the medieval period, i.e. the sixteenth century, and are believed by many people to have their origin in the European countries. During that period glasses, crystals, and ceramics were brought into use for making chandeliers, and for shaping them in various forms and sizes. Commonly, chandeliers have metal rods that are used to fit the light holders perfectly. These metal rods are fully decorated with stylish designs and art work.
The era of traditional chandeliers is decorated with colorful flowers, leaves, and creeper designs on the metal rods. The differentiation among the chandeliers is done on the basis of materials used for preparing it. It is seen that most of them come in white color, but many a times you can have black chandeliers that look more beautiful and are popular due to their exotic appearance. Some of the types of chandeliers are:
Ceramic chandeliers: These are the most expensive, as they are prepared with porcelain and are mainly made in China and then exported to other countries.
Crystal ceramics: These are the top most among all, and are often termed as luxurious chandeliers all over the world. They are based upon the traditional and attractive designs and most of the manufacturers of them don’t use the chandeliers. The reason is that layman favor having the most modern and cheap chandeliers.
Glass chandeliers: They are comparatively cheaper than the above mentioned kinds of chandeliers. In the range of modern chandeliers, you will mostly find glass domes and shades. Most of them come in yellow or white shades, while they are also available in multi colored shades.
candlestick chandeliers: These designer lights are mostly prepared in china and the Czech Republic. Theses chandeliers are mainly picked by the peoples due to contrasting feature that depicts white lights. Prepared from the black crystals, wrought iron and glasses, they are the best preferred for interior decoration.
Metal chandeliers: Cost is comparatively lower. They are prepared using metals such as aluminium, iron, steel, brass etc.