Posted at Monday, November 13 2017 08:27:58 for Lighting Fixtures by Michael Smith
In the mid-19th century, as gas lighting caught on, branched ceiling fixtures called gasoliers (a portmanteau of gas and chandelier) were produced, and many candle chandeliers were converted. By the 1890s, with the appearance of electric light, some chandeliers used both gas and electricity. As distribution of electricity widened, and supplies became dependable, electric-only chandeliers became standard. Another portmanteau word, electrolier, was formed for these, but nowadays they are most commonly called chandeliers. Some are fitted with bulbs shaped to imitate candle flames, for example those shown below in Epsom and Chatsworth, or with bulbs containing a shimmering gas discharge. The world's largest English Glass chandelier,(Hancock Rixon & Dunt and probably F. & C. Osler) is located in the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. It has 750 lamps and weighs 4.5 tons. Dolmabahçe has the largest collection of British and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world, and one of the great staircases has balusters of Baccarat crystal. More complex and elaborate chandeliers continued to be developed throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, but the widespread introduction of gas and electricity had devalued the chandelier's appeal as a status symbol.
Flush Lights: Mostly available in round shapes, the lights are fitted inside the rim, which can be of silver or gold or any other color. These lights can be conveniently used in kitchens as the area gets brightly lit up by these lights. Also available in square forms, these can be used in bedrooms as well. Semi-Flush Ceiling Lighting - Basically, a transition form between Single Glass Pendant Lights and Flush Ceiling Lights. They hand down from the ceiling slightly.
Single Glass Pendant Lights: These ceiling can be aptly used for dining rooms as they can be hung at low heights, which embellish the décor of your dining room greatly. More so, the look is fabulous and this soft lighting makes the ambience of the dining room appropriately soothing for taking meals. The single glass pendant lights are available in different styles & sizes, you can choose from flat, sleek or round lights.