What You Need to Know When Buying a Chandelier

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When we think of chandeliers, many people think of glory, luxury, crystal and glitter. But now in the modern world, chandeliers are much more modern, sometimes minimal and easily accessible items. They are like pieces of jewellery that reflect your personal style for your home. If you take a closer look, you will find that chandeliers are one of the easiest ways to transform the overall style of your home. This post will help you figure out how to choose the chandeliers you need for your home.

Knowing what you need in lighting is the key to long-term happiness. Chandeliers are the best option for general ambient lighting, except for highlighting and highlighting any item or special purpose working lighting. Your chandelier is the general light source of your room. Chandeliers are the jewels of your home and radiate elegance and charm around them, filling your room with light, but they should be both visually and light-friendly with other lighting in your room for accurate lighting. Here's what you need to know before choosing a chandelier.
Purpose How much light should be required according to the requirements of the place to be used? Different light values are needed in different places such as living room, living room, kitchen, bedroom.

•Size What should be the size of your chandelier according to the room sizes to be used?
•How high should the height be compared to the location of the chandelier?
•Style Is there any style in your mind?
•What colors will be compatible with your items in the colorod?
•Weight What should be the weight of the chandelier you will be weighting?

OBJECTIVE: The need for light varies according to the room where you will use your chandelier. For example, places like the kitchen and bathroom require much higher light, while in places like the bedroom we need less light. Experts prepare relevant tables on the light level and calculations required for these spaces. When purchasing your chandelier, make sure to learn about it from the sales representative. For more detailed information and tables, see http://www.avonni.com/tr/Blog/sayfas.

If you support your chandelier with different light sources for spacious halls, you can create a much more eye-catching environment. Like a corner lambaderiya with a lampshade on a coffee table. However, it should be noted that both the visual styles and light colors (Kelvin values) of these lightings should be compatible with each other. Try using the same type of bulbs in these products. If your living room has support lighting that uses the LED light source, such as spotlights and hidden lights, and your chandeliers illuminate with bulbs, it is advisable to choose 2700K and 3000K as the light color of the LEDs used in this case. If you are asking yourself what is the color of light, http://www.avonni.com/tr/Blog/sayfas an article describing the color of light.

Chandelier selection for the bedroom

•Choose yellow lights (3000K) in your chandelier due to its relaxing effect.
•For make-up and clothing choices, you can use white light support lighting or in-closet lighting.
←Lampshade models or models with indirects should be selected to achieve dim and soft light in your chandeliers. Do not use models where the bulb is seen naked in your bedroom.

Selection of chandeliers for the kitchen
Remember: The kitchen is where you need the light most. Kitchen chandeliers should be able to give intense light. It should be suitable for the use of light sources that offer high lumens. Meal preparations should be able to be prepared under plenty of light without both visual control and any kitchen accidents. Support your lighting with over-the-counter lighting.
•When working on the kitchen counter, a shadow is formed in front of you due to the fact that your chandelier is behind you. In order not to sharpen the shade, models with multiple bulbs and the bulbs are far apart should be preferred instead of chandeliers with a single bulb in the center.

SIZE IS IMPORTANT : A chandelier must adapt to its space both in terms of light and in terms of size. A chandelier that is small in the space is very noticeable in a negative sense. If you don't have a clear decision about size and you're caught between two sizes, opt for the larger one. Interior decorators make their choices in the direction of those slightly larger than the appropriate size. It's much better if your chandelier is a little big than small. Experts in interior decoration have developed some calculation methods for the size of a chandelier suitable for a space. Here's how to apply the simplest of these.

Calculate the Best and Height information in cm of the room where you will hang your chandelier. If you add up these two values and divide the total value by /12, the diameter of your chandelier you need to purchase will be revealed. For example, let the dimensions of our room be 4m x 5m. The room value will be 400cm +500 cm=900 cm. The diameter of our chandelier will be 900 cm/12 = 75 cm. Depending on the design, if you can't find a chandelier with a diameter of 75 cm, you should choose products close to this value (+-10%).
If your room needs to be hung in a full rectangle and 2 chandeliers, then you can apply the following formula.

Chandelier diameter = 1.50 x (Aspect+ Height) /24

For example, make your room 6m x 4 m in size and have 2 ports to hang chandelier from the ceiling. The diameter of each chandelier to be used will be : 1.5 x (400+600) /24 = 62.50 cm.

ALTITUDE
If you are going to walk under your chandelier, the ground clearance of the bottom part of your chandelier should be 200 cm. If your chandelier is dangling on a coffee table or dining table, then the height may be less. If the ceiling height of the space is higher than 350 cm, the suspended height of the chandelier should be increased or a longer chandelier should be selected. If your ceiling height is less than 240 cm, then you can use ceiling fixtures that look like chandeliers instead of chandeliers on the ceiling. If you are hanging your chandelier on the dining table, your chandelier should be at least 80 cm above the dining table. It is easy for you to know about your table height for your chandelier selections.

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
Chandeliers have a variety of looks to suit your décor or special taste. Let's take a brief look at the chandelier styles you may encounter frequently in lighting stores.

•Crystal Chandeliers
Historically it is one of the most common styles. Crystal chandeliers provide a sense of luxury and glitter. One of the things you should pay the most attention to when you buy a crystal chandelier is the bulbs that you will use in the chandelier. Encandesen or halogen bulbs offer very suitable lighting for crystal chandeliers. The light passing through the crystal can be divided into 7 color and offers a bright atmosphere. The most intense form of visual elegance is manifested by these colorful beams of light. If you're using energy-efficient or low CRI LED bulbs, you won't be able to see this color glow very clearly. Therefore, you should take care to use halogen bulbs. Although the fashion of classic chandeliers decreases from time to time, it never disappears and can always continue to present itself as valuable. Crystal quality is the main factor that determines the value of the product. Although it is not very preferred by young people, the first option that comes to mind when it comes to chandeliers in people of middle age and above is crystal chandeliers.

•Tiffany's (Glass Mosaic) Chandeliers
Multiple, small and different colours of decorative glass pieces are each assembled into a copper frame, and the tiffanyarmature consists of a large number of frames containing these tinted glasses. It is usually arranged in multicolored, glass geometric patterns. Tinted glass can be distributed randomly or manufactured to form a holistic pattern. It provides a very stylish ambience to its environment but cannot offer enough lighting. They are especially used as décor. These products also show themselves in the sun-drenished windows of mosques, sacred places, mosaic chandeliers of restaurants, cafes and shisha halls decorated in the old style. Suitable for dim spaces where your lighting needs are very small.

RusticAvizes
It literally means décor that gives the appearance of a village house or village, but in the language of lighting, chandeliers of elements from nature are rustic chandeliers. The materials used are wood, iron, natural stones, rope and urgan. The most beautiful feature of these chandeliers is that their nostalgic value increases as they age.

•Modern / Contemporary Chandeliers
Designed after 1930, each new style is considered contemporary and covers everything from that day to the present. Modern chandeliers are the style in which technological developments are applied the most. LED lighting, which comes integrated on the product instead of LED bulbs, is usually found in modern chandeliers. They offer simplicity and vanity together. Modern chandeliers renew themselves and their style almost every year. Due to the new models designed and marketed every year, the product you buy can be out of style within 3-5 years. Young people who buy modern chandeliers renew their chandeliers after a few years due to the change of style before the product is even obsoleted or loses its functionality.

•Traditional (Classic) chandeliers
Chandeliers with carved casting arms fall into the group of classic chandeliers. Brass, aluminum or zamak materials can be used as castings. Decorative crystals, ceramic plates or glass flasks can be used to complete the decoration in these chandeliers. Chandeliers with a carved cast father in the middle are very suitable products for halls with a flashy and carved armchair set. This style, which has been used for more than a hundred years, bears the traces of a culture that is very long and never outdated. These chandeliers make themselves look better in high-ceilinged spaces. The great thing about these chandeliers is that they look better as they get older. The passing time adds both character and beauty to the product. Although it is not preferred by young people, it is a chandelier style that is frequently preferred by people of middle age and above. Today, models that have evolved modernly using glass arms instead of cast arms are also frequently featured in the market. In these models with glass sleeves, cast parts show less themselves. Crystal fathers can also be used instead of casting fathers in the middle of the chandelier.

•Industrial stalactites
They are lighting products made of aluminum or iron material, lattice-shaped stalactites, plumbing pipes and pipe fittings. These chandeliers have been described by many customers as "functional but visually interesting." Industrial styles are used in cafes, bakeries and restaurants aimed at the young population. However, this interesting style can be used in many places, from young rooms to hair salons.

WEIGHT
Before you go to buy your chandelier, learn about the ceiling structure in your home. Learn the weight the ceiling can carry and buy a chandelier weighing up to 1/3 of that carrying capacity. If you want to hang your chandelier yourself, make sure that the hook you hang your chandelier on is very firmly attached to the concrete or steel construction on the ceiling. Remember, you and your family will live under your chandelier. Assemble in accordance with the safety directives defined by the chandelier manufacturer. The most suitable chandelier you purchase is made by the selling company or by an assembly professional with a specialist license.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED.
•Take internal photos of your home with your mobile phone or tablet to get better advice from sales consultants working in the chandelier store.
•If you haven't purchased your belongings yet (if you're building a new home or getting married), photograph the carpet, furniture and wall paint colors you plan to buy with your mobile phone and show them to the sales consultant at the lighting store.
• Get clear information about the ceiling height of your home.
•The convenience of your choice of chandelier is that you know the room sizes.
• Know how many chandeliers are in your living room. If there is more than one, note the distance between the chandeliers.
• Be familiar with whether there is a papier-mache hub on the ceiling. It will guide you through the selection of ceiling connection apparatus of chandeliers. Let your sales consultant know if there is a papier-mache belly in the room where you choose the chandelier.
• Check for lighting other than chandeliers, especially in halls. Hidden LED lighting, recessed spotlights by the ceiling.b, etc.Learn both light colors and numbers of these additional lightings. It will guide you and your sales consultant through the light proficiency choices of your chandeliers.
• If you are buying chandeliers in your foyer, check the opening position of your apartment door and the point where your chandelier will be hung. Make sure your opening apartment door doesn't hit your hanging chandelier. Otherwise, you should choose a lighting fixture that sticks to the ceiling.

Mustafa HASTAOĞLUElectric-Electronics EngineerAvonni Lighting

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