Chandeliers hang from a ceiling, usually nearer to the center of a room or over a table area. They usually feature multiple arms spreading out from the center, with a larger number of light bulbs. They produce a lot of light and work great over a dining room table, in a living room or foyer. A smaller chandelier also works well over a seating area or smaller table. As a hardwired light fixture it must be installed electrically and is usually switched on or off by a wall switch. A chandelier can make a statement as a beautiful centerpiece.
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These hanging lights can form a centerpiece in any room, ideally positioned over a table, counter-top, kitchen island or in the middle of a larger room. They produce a lot of ambient light but also center the light below them. Great for dining rooms and living rooms or over a kitchen island. A larger number of light bulbs tends to produce more light and lights up the whole room.
Chandeliers are best suited in a medium or larger room where there is space around it. They work well in a living room or over a dining room table. A larger foyer or tall hallway is also a good place to hang a chandelier. They may also be used in a bedroom or guest room. Just be aware of having enough headroom for foot traffic.
Chandeliers can be located centrally over a table or living area, and form a focal centerpiece. Most of this light will be in the middle of the room. You should add wall lights or lamps as an alternative option for when you don't want to use the larger fixture.
Attaches to a flat ceiling. The chandelier will include a decorative canopy which conceals the electrical installation.
An electrician or person with electrical installation knowledge will need to permanently wire the chandelier into the building's electrical supply.
We replaced a malfunctioning chandelier in our dining room. We like the look of the Harmony model -- clean, simple, and modern but still fits in with our bungalow style. The unit is sturdy, and we were shocked by how much more light we get from the six 60-watt bulbs compared to eight 40-watts before. Instantly, we had a brighter, updated dining room. Given the comparatively low price, it looks like a great investment.