Brushed Antique – exclusive range

BRUSHED ANTIQUE COLLECTION

The brushed antique collection is a hand finished range exclusive to our company, hand finished in our workshops.  As a bespoke collection all items are suited to one another but no 2 sets are an identical finish.

The Collection currently comprises of the items in the photo with component details below, other items are being added to the collection and our website will be updated accordingly:-

Brushed antique collection:-

Cordgrip B22 lamp holder:
100mm Ceiling rose: 
100mm Ceiling rose and hook: 
100mm Ceiling rose, hook and chain: 
100mm Ceiling rose and B22 lamp holder: 
100mm Ceiling rose and B15 lamp holder: 
100mm Ceiling rose and cordgrip: 
Male to female cordgrip: 
100mm Ceiling rose and closed hook:
Switched lamp holder and hook: 
Switched lamp holder cordgrip: 
Cordgrip tag and nut: 
Fixed hook and plate: 
Switched lamp holder only: 
B22 lamp holder:
B15 lamp holder only:
Closed s hook: 
65mm dome cap only: 
65mm dome and hook: 
65mm dome and cordgrip:
65mm dome and B22 lamp holder: 
65mm dome and B15 lamp holder: 
Closed hook 10mm female: 
4 1/4 inch gallery 28mm centre hole: 
3 1/4 inch gallery 28mm centre hole: 
3 hook ceiling plate: 
solid hook + 1/2 metre chain: 
2 1/4 inch gallery 28mm centre hole: 

Full product details available on our website http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk or email info@kingschandeliers.co.uk for further details

Customer shares her completed chandelier restoration

At King’s we always love to hear from customers with updates on their chandelier restoration projects and Elizabeth kindly sent us photograph’s of the chandeliers she restored for her daughter.  After receiving the photo’s and letter Andrew was able to advise Elizabeth’s daughter in relation to insurance of the chandeliers.

All the parts for the restoration were purchased from http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-parts-and-accessories.html

Hope the photo’s below are an inspiration to anyone wanting to embark on chandelier or lighting restoration and we would be happy to receive photo’s and updates of your projects.

 

elizabeth 2

Lighting accessories

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Looking at our website you will be aware that at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we specialise in the care and restoration of antique and vintage chandeliers, either undertaking the restoration on a clients behalf or supplying the vintage parts for a clients own chandelier restoration (a task that can become a labour of love rather than a daunting task) but you may not have realised that we stock a large comprehensive range of lighting accessories.

The range of lighting accessories compliments the chandelier restoration projects but covers much more to include everyday lighting maintenance and repair.  Visit our Spares, Parts and accessory pages, http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-parts-and-accessories.html to view the various categories.

Choosing your electrical cable

Are you a little daunted by choosing electrical cable?  We often receive calls from customers asking us to explain the different electrical cables that we sell as they are looking to restore their chandeliers personally or their electrician has asked them to source the electrical cable for their chandelier restoration or lighting project but has not clearly specified which cable to purchase?

In this blog we aim to give you some information that will assist with your choice and help you avoid ordering an incorrect item.

There are a few questions you need to ask yourself or your electrician before you start.

  1. Do you need 2 core electric cable or 3 core electric cable?  2 core electrical cable does NOT have an earth and so is suitable for plastic lamp holders only – 3 core electrical cable HAS an earth and so is suitable for using with metal lamp holders
  2. What is the amp requirements of your light fitting/chandelier? At King’s Chandeliers we supply both 0.75mm and 0.50mm INNER core cables and as the core size suggests they have different amp suitability.  0.50mm inner core cables available from kingschandeliers.co.uk have a maximum 3 amp rating and 0.75mm inner core cables available from our website have a maximum 6 amp rating.In addition to the amps look at the wattage your light fitting/chandelier will be using – if in doubt check with your electrician or contact us at info@kingschandeliers.co.uk before ordering
  3. If using 2 core electrical cable do you need to earth your chandelier- this is going to depend on your chandelier restoration and if it includes any metal components.  Earth tags are available from our website, your electrician can advise on the appropriate use of earth tags.
  4. You will also need to take into account the outer width of the electrical cable and the space you have too thread the cable through on your chandelier/light fitting.  Please note the outer diameter of the cable is NOT the 0.75mm and 0.50mm dimensions referred to in the main cable descriptions, as previously advised these are the inner cores not outer dimensions.  As a general rule the 0.50mm inner core cable available from our website is approx. 5-6mm outer diameter and the 0.75mm inner core is approx. 6-7mm however there are a couple of variants to these measurements including a mini clear cable which is the thinnest and strongest lighting cable that we have come across – if you need a thin cable for your chandelier restoration this is the only one we would recommend.

You will find a comprehensive range of colours, styles and finishes in our electrical cable section including clear cables, vintage styles and colours, pvc finishes etc with minimum order levels of just one metre up to bulk orders by the 50 and 100 metre spools.

Candle tubes, candle sleeves, candle covers

Sometimes looking for parts for your chandelier can be daunting as either you are uncertain what the part is called so cannot begin an effective search or each site you visit refers to them by different names.

On the King’s Chandelier Services website we endeavour to refer to as many terminology’s as possible;  one of the common parts with various names is the candle tube.

This part is to cover the lamp holder, hiding it from view and gives the illusion of a candle, imitating the style of candle chandeliers.

Some of the most common names are shown below:-

candle tube, candle sleeve, candle cover, candle covers, candle sleeves, candle tubes, lamp holder covers, decorative lamp holder covers, lamp holder sleeves, chandelier candle covers, chandelier candle sleeves, drip effect candle tubes, gothic candle sleeves, shabby chic candle sleeves, chandelier sleeve holders

To match the many names here at King’s we stock over 50 varieties of candle tubes, many of which can be customised to customers requirements in relation to height.  Please contact us if you wish to discuss customisation.

Our video “how to measure a candle tubes for your  chandelier and wall lights” offers advice on choosing  the size and style.

Over 50 different styles and sizes of candle tubes, candle sleeves and candle covers available from Kings Chandelier Services Ltd

A few tips for dressing your bobeche on your chandelier

In previous blogs we have asked customers to let us know if they have any questions or have ideas for our hints and tips – here is one that we were asked about over the weekend:-

Why is it when I am dressing or redressing my chandelier does it tilt to one side?

When dressing your chandelier, for example hanging the crystals from the bobeche don’t hang the crystals one after the other around the bobeche but hang first one to the left hand side and the next crystal opposite on the right and work your way around in this alternate pattern. Once the first bobeche has been dressed rather than moving onto the bobeche on the arm next to the first, dress the bobeche opposite

This method should be used working around the chandelier and is used not only for the bobeche but for the setting of the arms, the dressing of the crystal sways, dressing the pinning rings etc.

TO REMEMBER:- DO NOT turn the chandelier whilst cleaning it or dressing it

dressing your bobeche

dressing your bobeche

This weekend is Birthday weekend at King’s Chandeliers

This weekend is birthday weekend at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd as it is eight years since the company was formed.  Over those eight years the company has expanded to incorporate Light-Fix, our sister website, the chandelier cleaning, chandelier restoration and chandelier spares and accessories departments.

Our services and products are international and not limited in who can purchase from us as we refuse to have a minimum order value – every order is important to us.

Our birthday celebrations include the reduction in postage charges on orders placed via our website, and these reductions are not just for the weekend! Our new workshop and photography studio have been completed in time for the birthday weekend allowing us to plan the new “How to” videos – links will be posted via our blog to keep you updated.

New product lines will be being added and with the delivery of a consignment of antique chandeliers and vintage spares you can expect over the coming months the chandelier spares and accessories sections to be updated.