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

Measurement conversion – Metric to Imperial

With our website showing measurements in the metric format we are often asked for imperial sizes, we cannot display these sizes on our website but give the guidelines below – please note this is a guide only:-

1 inch = 25.4 millimetres
1in = 2.5400cm

22mm = 055⁄64in
23mm = 029⁄32in
24mm = 015⁄16in
27mm = 1 1/16in
28mm = 1 7⁄64in
29mm = 1 9⁄64in
33mm = 1 19⁄64in
34mm = 1 11⁄32in
35mm = 1 3⁄8in
37mm = 1 29⁄64in
40mm = 1 37⁄64in

One metre = 39 3⁄8in
1m = 3ft 33⁄8in

HOW DO I UNLOCK MY LAMP HOLDER?

If you have visited our website site, www.kingschandeliers.co.uk, you will have seen that we stock an extensive range of lamp holders.

With such a comprehensive range we get asked a lot questions and one of the most common we receive after purchase is this:-

I have assembled my lampholder before wiring – how do I take it apart?”

If you have purchased your lampholder from King’s Chandelier Services Ltd the following instructions are relevant for :-

  1. 3 PART E27 & 3 PART E26 BAKERLIGHT LAMP HOLDERS IN GOLD, WHITE AND BLACK
  2. E14 3 PART BAKERLIGHT LAMP HOLDERS
  3. E14 &  E27 NICKEL PLATED AND BRASS PLATED 3 PART LAMPHOLDERS

If you have assembled your lamp holder before wiring the safety mechanism will kick in and it will not be as easy to disassemble but it can be done – a bit fiddly and patience needed – but it is possible.

There is a small flap inside that acts as a ratchet, you need to push this down whilst at the same time turning the skirt anti-clockwise this releases the safety mechanism allowing you to disassemble the lampholder ready for wiring and installation.

Please remember these instructions are for items you have purchased from King’s Chandelier Services Ltd and may not be suitable for items purchased from third parties.  If you are in any doubt please contact your supplier or electrician.

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

We promised in earlier blogs that King’s Chandelier Services Ltd would give you hints and tips to help your maintain and restore your chandeliers and wall lights without always having to go to the expense of paying for professional restoration. This video shows you how to easily measure for replacement candle tubes.

Chandelier Chain and hanging a chandelier

As the nights close in and winter approaches we all tend to look at our lighting and lamps and start to think about purchasing new or giving some TLC to our existing.

It isn’t always necessary to spend lots of money replacing your lighting, sometimes the simple things like updating your candle tubes with new – perhaps a different colour to compliment new décor and new ceiling roses will give that refreshed look with a good chandelier clean – all achieved without spending lots of money – a visit to http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-parts-and-accessories.html should provide everything you need at extremely competitive prices and quick delivery.

BUT there is one aspect of your chandelier that you should NEVER try to save money on and that is the chandelier chain and chandelier hooks.  These are your safety mechanism and you need to make sure that you understand how you are installing your chandelier or how your chandelier installation company/chandelier electrician is going to install on your behalf.  Before you start looking for your chandelier chain and fixings you need to know the weight of your chandelier – if you cannot get an exact weight then take your best estimate and add some to it, you can then start searching for your fixings and your chandelier chain choosing by weight loading and not necessarily colour and style.

Remember the fixings need to be able to take the weight of the chandelier AND the chandelier chain, before you start installing you need to ensure that you or the people responsible for installing your chandelier load test the fittings AND the chain to ensure that 1) they are capable of taking the weight initially and 2) once they are installed but before hanging the chandelier they can take the weight loading once in situ.

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

We promised in earlier blogs that King’s Chandelier Services Ltd would give you hints and tips to help your maintain and restore your chandeliers and wall lights without always having to go to the expense of paying for professional restoration. This video shows you how to easily measure for replacement candle tubes.