Cleaning your chandelier this weekend?

Here are some quick tips if you are thinking of cleaning your chandelier this weekend.

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!

Selling Internationally

Following the recent Brexit vote and a telephone conversation today with one of our European customers we would like to assure all our European and International customers, new and old, that at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we continue to sell overseas and are happy to do so.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email.

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Free Postage on Selected items!

At King’s Chandelier Services we listen to our customers and their suggestions and to our own experiences of buying online.

We have always maintained that there will be no minimum order value on our websites and offer bulk discounts on application and  have reviewed our postage tariff’s.

As we all know Royal Mail has introduced price increases again this year but we are not increasing our postage charges in fact we are introducing free postage on selected items!

These items display a Free Postage banner for easy identification, when combining with products that are applicable to a postage charge postage is only charged for these items not the free postage items.

Be assured at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd, whether purchasing from our on-line store, engaging our chandelier restoration team or having your chandeliers cleaned we offer high quality products and good customer service – visit our website http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk for more details

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

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.

Frequently asked questions – installing my chandelier

We have covered previously in our blogs about the components you need to purchase to hang your chandelier and in that post we explained some of the things you had to take in to account, so please read through our other posts as these will go hand in hand with this one.

One of our most frequent questions we are asked is “what hook do I need and how do I install the chandelier?”

For the very light chandeliers and light fittings we have a range of hooks and fittings, each displaying the maximum weight load they can take – please take these calculations seriously they are for your assistance BUT ALWAYS load test before installing.

For chandeliers and light fittings over 5kg’s we would recommend the use of your ceiling joists to help accommodate the weight of the chandelier.  For chandeliers up to 20kg open and closed bolt loops are appropriate, please see links below, as the weight of the chandelier increases so to does the size of the bolt loop and so as you increase over  20kgs you will move onto the heavy duty open and closed bolt loops.

Remember – you do not just weight load before installing but intermittently during the installation of the fixings to make sure they are correctly secured.

On occasion you may come across difficult to access ceilings i.e. under floor heating or concrete floors, whilst we cannot give detailed assistance as site visits have not been completed we may on occasion be able to source the specialist fixings required.

Once having installed via the joist you will want to ensure that the ceiling entry point is disguised and for this you will need one of our metal ceiling roses with strap or ceiling domes.  You will need to customise your ceiling rose/dome by enlarging the centre hole to accommodate your chain and cable.

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