The times of Natasha Rostova are long gone, but contemporaries were able to get their hands on a piece of the past life. Chandeliers with candles have become a beautiful link between two different eras. In the old days, these lighting devices not only illuminated, but also adorned the houses of noble gentlemen, luxurious ballrooms, and despite the fact that now the eyes run up from a wide range of modern models, candle chandeliers are still in great demand among consumers. They make the interior truly luxurious and allow you to conditionally travel back in time.
Features and Benefits
Unlike their predecessors - candelabra, which once adorned ancient palaces and estates, today's chandeliers are not equipped with paraffin candles, they have long been replaced by small lamps shaped like flames.
A graceful, romantic, cute ceiling lamp with candles can complement any interior, create a special setting - intimate, or, conversely, pompous and solemn. It all depends on the materials that were taken for its manufacture and the style direction of the room.
For example, large and pretentious forged lamps made in the Gothic style will immerse the owners and guests of the house in the Middle Ages. Whoever does not like this option can choose simple monochromatic products in the form of a cascade. Such lighting fixtures are suitable for minimalism and even high-tech style.
Most often, chandeliers with candles decorate spacious rooms with high ceilings. In such rooms, illuminators show themselves best. They add zest to the house, do an excellent job with their main function of lighting, and also help to relax, transfer people to the era of court ladies and kings.
Many candle-shaped chandeliers are decorated with different glass elements and crystal trimmings. Some have gilded fittings, which makes the appearance of such products more beautiful and original.
These sophisticated lamps are the perfect solution for decorating a room with an expensive baroque, rococo style interior or for a spacious home with country design. Contemporary styles also include the use of candlesticks. The main thing is to choose the right chandelier model. But when choosing massive chandeliers, you need to remember that some lighting accessories can weigh up to 50 kg, which means that a competent and reliable installation will be required.
Weighty lamps will be appropriate in classic-style halls of large areas, and this lighting option is also suitable for decorating a living room, a common room in a cottage or a restaurant.
The main advantage of candle suspensions is their graceful and extraordinary look. They are quite capable of becoming the highlight of the interior, its centerpiece. Meanwhile, despite their apparent massiveness, they are easy to assemble and do not need special care. Candles replace the ordinary shade, and the room does not suffer from excess light. On the contrary, the pleasant glow and the emanating heat from the lamps fill the interior space, making it cozy and comfortable for a pleasant pastime.
Germany and Italy are considered the leaders in the production of candlesticks, although domestic firms have proven that their products are no worse, and this is proved by the number of product sales.
What do they look like?
Chandeliers with candles from different manufacturers have different finishes. But despite the rich selection, they are all unique in their own way. Their frames are made of forged brass, iron, bronze. Sometimes they are covered with gold or silver and decorated with crystal elements.
Often such lamps are found in a multi-lamp version, they are called so - multi-lamp. There can be from five or more lamps-candles in such a product. There is no plafond in such chandeliers.
Basically, these lighting devices differ in their size, materials of execution and decor, as well as the number of lighting elements. The "classic" of the genre is a crystal chandelier, but this option is quite expensive, so manufacturers have provided for a cheaper version of such suspensions - made of glass.
Candle chandeliers can be huge and therefore hang in large halls, or be small, which means they can take up relatively little space and fit modest-sized rooms.
In terms of materials, you can find lamps with fabric and ceramic elements. The choice of this or that option depends on the interior of the room where the chandelier will be used. The pendant lamp can be black or white.
Sources of light
Manufacturers of lighting accessories have long come to the conclusion that candle-shaped chandeliers remain popular and highly demanded because of their originality. That is why many companies try not to spoil the originality of these products, trying to bring their creations as close as possible to their original appearance. And to make the desired come true, manufacturers use different light sources.
In the old days, it was impossible to replace a wax candle with something, but unlike their predecessors, modern models with candles can have from three different sources of light:
Incandescent lamps. These small devices are shaped as close as possible to the shape of a candle flame. Today there are different models of lamps, there are even those that imitate the burning of a candle swinging in the wind (the tip of such a lamp is sharp and directed in one direction "in the direction of the wind"). Chandelier for candles is produced with E14 base
Wax candles. Chandeliers that use natural candles can be called ceiling chandeliers. They fill the surrounding space with romance, bring a touch of charm to the interior, and transfer it in time. In order not to witness unpleasant side effects in the form of burning and a disgusting smell of soot, it is better to use stearic candles in such lighting accessories. They do not smoke or melt. Also, a cap for extinguishing the wick with a long handle will not be superfluous. Such a simple device will help to extinguish candles without any problems
LEDs (for example, Brizzi). Such "candles", in addition to imitating the flickering of a wax candle as accurately as possible, are very economical. They can operate both from the main power line and from a point source (batteries or accumulator). The control panel is another nicet that complements a beautiful and economical set
Where and how are they used?
A chandelier is an interior element that cannot be bought at random.
A nondescript lamp under the ceiling will not decorate the home in any way, and even more so will not raise the mood of the owners. Guests will not notice it, and the room will remain without a beautiful highlight.
Forged chandeliers with candles are a completely different matter. They will become a center accent that is simply unrealistic to overlook. And they are not at all part of only an expensive interior. A cascade shape, a minimum of materials and colors will suit a minimalist interior. But if a more graceful and characteristic chandelier was chosen, for example, with bronze monograms, it is worth supporting it with other forged elements, for example, a flower stand.
Candle-shaped luminaires cannot be installed anywhere. Firstly, their weight and massiveness do not allow mounting suspensions in rooms with low ceilings. A large lighting fixture will visually reduce the space.
Secondly, the style of the interior makes its own adjustments to the choice of the light source. Candle chandeliers are completely inappropriate in some interiors, for example, high-tech, modern, shabby chic. They will harmoniously fit into rooms decorated in gothic, vintage, empire, baroque, art deco and classic styles.
Basically, candle chandeliers are very heavy, so a ceiling hook is needed to mount them. Thanks to such a simple device, the lighting device will be securely fixed, and its operation will become absolutely safe for humans.
You can see how to properly install such a chandelier in the video below.