Cleaning your chandelier

With the dark nights now closing in and people beginning to think towards Christmas (I know sorry it is still some weeks away) we find that we get more enquiries from customers asking for advice on how to clean their chandeliers.

This is a subject that we have covered before sometimes it is helpful to revisit past posts as they can get hidden away.

If you do have any mishaps whilst cleaning or restoring your chandelier please contact us so that we can assist.

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!

Why not revitalise your chandelier by replacing the candle tubes, these also get dirty and begin to show the signs of age Replacement candle tubes

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

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How to wire a chandelier arm/push wire lamp holder terminals

At King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we often get asked for advice from our customers when they are restoring their chandeliers or changing their lamp holders and recently we have seen an increase in the following two questions:-

1) How do I wire my chandelier arm

and

2) How do I wire/assemble/dis-assemble a push wire lamp holder terminals

As it is often easier to understand by seeing the visual rather than a verbal explanation Andrew has prepared a video combining these two subjects.

The electric cable, lamp holders and crimps shown in the video are all available for purchase from our online store http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk

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