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.

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/ceiling-roses,-ceiling-plate-hooks/

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-chains,-hooks-and-shackles/3/0/

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Choosing the correct lamp holder or light bulb

Everyone has a preference to which type of light bulb they use but sometimes with a wide array of choice it can get frustrating knowing which bulb and lamp holder are compatible so we thought we would give you a quick reminder.

On our website we sell lamp holders and bulbs in both Edison Screw and Bayonet cap styles

If you prefer bayonet cap bulbs you require either the BC B22 (large bulb) or SBC B15 (small bulb)

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/large-bayonet-cap-b22-lamp-holders/

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/small-bayonet-cap-b15-lamp-holders/

If your preference is the Edison screw type you require either the ES 27 (large bulb) or SES E14 (small bulb)

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/small-edison-screw-e14-lamp-holders/

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/large-edison-screw-e27-lamp-holders/

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/switched-lamp-holders/

Don’t forget if you wish to use your lamp holder with a light shade you will need the threaded skirt type lamp holder with shade rings and it is suggested that you have a cord grip to keep the electric cable in place (some lampholders have these built in or you can purchase these individually)

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/large-bayonet-cap-b22-lamp-holders/lampholder-with-cord-grip-bc—b22-brushed-antique-effect/

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/finials-hickeys-and-other-metal-components/

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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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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.

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.

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/ceiling-roses,-ceiling-plate-hooks/

http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-chains,-hooks-and-shackles/3/0/

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.