Adjusting the height of your lamp holder

Last week a customer contacted us with a problem he was experiencing whilst restoring his antique chandeliers.  His existing candle tubes were tall and he wished to retain the height but he was uncertain as to which lamp holders he should purchase as he could not find one with the appropriate height.  After taking all the details from him we were able to recommend our SES E14 lamp holder with stem leg in 100mm together with additional components that would allow this to become an adjustable height lamp holder with a height range, in his case, of up to 180mm.

Following his enquiry, and having had similar enquiries in the past we added 3 sizes of adjustable SES E14 lamp holder kits giving a choice of 125mm up to 180mm for use with taller candle tubes.

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If you prefer bayonet cap lamp holders or E27 lamp holders you can use the same concept, we have detailed the components used in the kits and these are available as separate components on our website.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us

 

 

 

Retro Electric Cable

All of our electric cables are carriage free in the UK with orders over one metre being sent as a continuous length, minimum order just one metre. We have also introduced short length packs although these are limited availability (we also sell short lengths of chain on selected products).   Don’t forget our Lifetime Customer Loyalty Discount Scheme which applies discounts on qualifying orders.

As well as the classical colours commonly used in chandelier restoration and installation we also stock a large range of retro colours ideal for modern lighting, chandeliers, DIY and Interior Designers.

See our gallery below for a sample of flamboyant colours and traditional colours available – for our full range Click Here

 

 

Celebrating Our Modern Chandelier Crystal

At King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we are well known for our range of antique chandelier crystals but not always recognised as selling high quality modern chandelier crystal and coloured crystal so thought we would do a post dedicated to it.

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Lifetime Discount Scheme is launched

Everyone likes to be appreciated and to know their custom is valued and so to show our customers, new and old, our appreciation we have launched a Lifetime Discount Scheme.

Our discounts do not have an expiry date, once you have achieved a qualifying spend threshold the discount will automatically be applied to your order and each order thereafter – all the customer needs to do is ensure that they use the same email address when placing orders with us as the email address is automatically monitored to calculate the accrued spend.*

Discounts become applicable when the customers accrued qualifying spend, excluding carriage, reaches £150.00 and has three tiers in total with the discount increasing at each new threshold.  It does not matter if the customer does not order regularly the system will remember you and you will receive an email confirming when you reach a new discount level.  Please note refunds and partial refunds will be deducted from the accrued spend as appropriate.

The discount scheme is available to customers using the website or placing orders by telephone and  is not limited to UK customers only it is open to all our customers, as a thank you for their continued custom.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details or to place an order.

*If you change your email address you can update this in your account or alternatively you can contact us so we can update it for you.

 

This week’s Special Offers

If you are a regular visitor to our website, http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk, you may have noticed the Special Offers section – what you may  not of realised is that items are regularly added to this section – some may be on special offer for a limited period and some may be in this section as the line is to be discontinued – either way you can pick up some bargains!

This week included in the Specials section are crystal bottom balls, candle tubes, pull switches and more. Check it out here

More lines have been added to our FREE postage offer as well.

 

 

Push in terminal lamp holders – how to wire them

If you have visited our lamp holder sections on our website you may have looked at our push in terminal lamp holders and wondered how to wire this should you purchase them.

We have a few “How To” videos on our website and one of these feature wiring push in terminal lamp holders; please find the link to our restoration page on our website which includes the video relating to wiring push in terminal lamp holders.

How to wire a chandelier arm/push wire terminal lamp holder

SES E14 Lamp Holder

 

Chandelier Refurbishment

With the passing of the Christmas season you may be looking at your chandelier and thinking it is looking a little tired and sorry for it’s self.  Refurbishing your chandelier does not need to be expensive as it is not a full restoration, just a little TLC.

If you didn’t get a chance to clean your chandelier in the lead up to the festive season this can instantly transform the chandelier.  It also gives you a chance to check over the chandelier to make sure that all the crystals are in place and undamaged; you will also be able to see any that need re-pinning.

Replacing the odd crystal does not need to be expensive, we do not have a minimum order value on our website and our chandelier pins are available in small cost effective packs as well as larger quantities for a full chandelier restoration.  Dependant on the chandelier crystals and buttons that you are looking for you will find in both our antique  and modern chandelier parts that some are available in pack sizes as well as singles.

Whilst cleaning your chandelier you can check to see if any of the candle tubes need replacing or you may wish to change the style and colour of your candle tubes to revitalise the look of your chandelier – again you do not need to place a minimum order our candle tubes are available in singles as well.

Of course when cleaning your chandelier check your bulbs are all working correctly.

REMEMBER when cleaning your chandelier ensure the electrical supply is switched off, do not expose the electrics to liquids and move yourself and your ladder around the chandelier do not turn the chandelier to you – you may unscrew the fixings.

 

 

 

 

 

Black Friday Weekend

Black Friday may not normally be associated with chandeliers and lighting products but at King’s Chandeliers Ltd we have decided that as this year is our tenth anniversary we would have our own sale event on selected items.

Included in this sale event are selected electric cables, candle tubes, ceiling roses, lamp switches, switch cover plates, lamp holders and chain.

This post will be updated as items are added but a quick taster is shown below:-

Black 3 core 0.50mm electric cable

Orange Overbraid Cable

Light Switch Cover Plates     All finishes sizes included in this event

Slide up and down ceiling rose

Antique Drip Candle Tubes  Check out our Antique Drip Candle Tubes to see those included in this event

clear inline switch

Floor switches – White and Black

Torpedo Switches – Various Colours

Victorian Style Light Pull Switch

Plain Style Light Pull Switch

Victorian Style Pendant Ceiling Rose

Cleaning your chandelier

With the dark nights now closing in and people beginning to think towards Christmas (I know sorry it is still some weeks away) we find that we get more enquiries from customers asking for advice on how to clean their chandeliers.

This is a subject that we have covered before sometimes it is helpful to revisit past posts as they can get hidden away.

If you do have any mishaps whilst cleaning or restoring your chandelier please contact us so that we can assist.

Before you start make sure that you have turned off the electric supply to your light fitting and that everyone knows that you are working on the chandeliers.

Put down some dust sheets or something similar just in case you drop a piece and if possible move other furniture out of the way.

DO NOT turn the chandelier move your ladder around the chandelier to clean it, turning the chandelier may unscrew it!

If you are not using a commercially available chandelier cleaning solution then clean your chandelier crystals in the same way you would clean your crystal glasses, warm soapy water.

If you are undressing your chandelier (taking all the crystals off) to clean them away from the chandelier take some photos to assist when you come to redress the chandelier (rehang the crystals).

DO NOT put your chandelier crystals in the dishwasher!

Why not revitalise your chandelier by replacing the candle tubes, these also get dirty and begin to show the signs of age Replacement candle tubes

How to measure a candle tube for your chandelier and wall lights