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

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.

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

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.