Lighting Guide Index  - Buyer's Guides - How To's & Tips - Lighting Galleries - Get The Look - Blog
How-To's & Tips - Caring for Tiffany glass

Caring for Tiffany glass

Posted on May 23, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments

Adding a Tiffany lamp can create a colorful focal piece for your room. Here are a few tips to care for your new tiffany light.

  1. New Tiffany Shades often are shipped with a thin protective sealer. This can be wiped off with a clean cloth when you unpack it.
  2. Cleaning in the future is the same. Wipe down with a clean damp soft cloth.
  3. To reseal your shade, you can wipe it down once a year with a good quality Lemon Oil. This will help seal the copper foil and will prevent glass from getting dusty.
  4. The beading that connects the glass pieces in Tiffany style lamps is copper foil; they no longer use lead based material. When the shade is being made, it is dipped in a solution that darkens the copper and takes away its shine.

Tiffany lamp buying tips

  • LampsUSA only sells genuine Tiffany glass shades. But even true glass is sometimes mistaken for a plastic. Why? Because when you tap it it sounds like plastic. In reality it has this sound because of the construction technique. Art glass is poured out as a liquid into thin sheets allowed to cool then cut into different sizes and shapes. When the pieces of Art glass are totally encased in the copper bead, it tends to dull the sound.
  • The beauty of Tiffany glass is in the multi-colored rainbow of attractive glass panels. Be aware of the colors and try to match them with your current décor. But remember, the whole point of having a colorful tiffany lamp or tiffany light fixture is to add a burst of color, so don’t be afraid to introduce new colors to your room.
  • Consider using energy-saving CFL bulbs with your new tiffany shade. CFL bulbs work great with tiffany since most users want a little brighter, whiter light that will make the shade explode with color. And since genuine glass panels are thick, you need lots of light to penetrate these panels.
  • Remember that Tiffany glass is made through a delicate process that cannot be turned into an exact science. This means that there will always be slight variations in color, even between two of the same lamps. 

See other articles with these tags: tips-how-to
Previous   Next

Comments

 

Please tell us what you thought of this, and feel free to ask questions...

LampsUSA Experts will moderate your comment before we display it. Thank you for your feedback!

Other Related Articles in How-To's & Tips...

Search Articles:

Have you seen this?

Related Shopping:
Related Articles:
How-To's & Tips - Energy Star lighting
Energy Star lighting

How-To's & Tips - Salt Lamp Benefits & Tips
Salt Lamp Benefits & Tips

How-To's & Tips - Energy Saving Lighting Tips
Energy Saving Lighting Tips

How-To's & Tips - Lighting Function Basics
Lighting Function Basics

How-To's & Tips - 8 Secrets to Managing Home Improvement Like a Boss!
8 Secrets to Managing Home Improvement Like a Boss!

How-To's & Tips - Lighting Tips Lamp Placement
Lighting Tips Lamp Placement

How-To's & Tips - Bathroom Lighting Tips
Bathroom Lighting Tips

How-To's & Tips - Lighting: CFL
Lighting: CFL

How-To's & Tips - Dorm decorating tips
Dorm decorating tips

How-To's & Tips - The 4 Light Home Makeover
The 4 Light Home Makeover

Hot Articles:
How-To's & Tips - Benefits of Standing Up to Work
Benefits of Standing Up to Work

Top 10 Browse All Products
View all Browse All Products

$179.95    $269.99 In Stock

Verilux Lamps 19"h Natural Spectrum HappyLite Sunshine SAD Light System HPLD

+Free Shipping QuickShip
$18.99    $28.99 In Stock

Lampsusa Antique Metal Pineapple Finial B252A

             QuickShip
$39.99    $268.99 In Stock

Quorum 14"w 2-Light Travertive Marble Wall Sconce Satin Nickel 5670265

             QuickShip
$88.00    $206.99 A few left!

Signature Design Cross Island Chairside Table Brown T007319

+Free Shipping
$99.99    $199.99 In Stock

Homeconcept Miracle Desk Portable Foldable Black 29331BK

+Free Shipping QuickShip
$31.50    $47.25 In Stock

Dolan Designs 6x18x13 Creme Brulee Empire Hard Back Shade 140051

             QuickShip
$75.95    $119.99 In Stock

Verilux Lamps Happy Light 6000 Therapy Box VT05FWW1

+Free Shipping QuickShip


View all Browse All Products
More Guides:
Buyer's Guides
We know you're thinking about shopping - get informed and make a great decision with our buyer's guides!
Lighting Galleries
View the hottest trends in interior design and get inspired to give your rooms a makeover!
Get The Look
Want a sneak peek into what America's best interior decorators are using this year? We bring you the HOTTEST room looks. Plus we show how you can "get the look" from America's top lighting designers for less
Blog
Catch up on the latest news, trends and stories through our dedicated LampsUSA Blog








Scroll to top