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This is a very simple, but nevertheless beautiful chandelier. It is suitable for small rooms, corridors, landings… especially in low ceiling areas. The assembly is simple but still if you don’t have any previous experience this may be of some assistance.
Part one is the base. This is to be screwed into the ceiling joist, the electricity cable goes through the hole with the white washer and the earth connects into the earth tab.
Loosen the grub screws and insert the rods into the rod holders.
Can I assemble my own Chandelier?
Why do I need a Chandelier Winch ?
The right chandelier does look stunning and if chosen wisely will complement a space well and for the more adventurous interior designer, the chandelier will often be the centrepiece to the room. There is however an issue on for how long that sparking crystal chandelier will continue to look fabulous before the dust starts to settle and that glisten starts to disappear. Now if you have your chandelier in a room with a relatively low ceiling then it is now a problem to gain access to clean the chandelier, but if your chandelier is positioned high on an ornate ceiling or at the top of a stairwell then access is not straightforward. In this case the only sensible solution is to fit a chandelier winch .
A chandelier winch is often viewed as an extravagant gadget when considering the installation on chandelier! However, this is not normally the case. Chandelier winches can actually be an important necessity. If for example you are fitting a chandelier in a high position over a stairway then a simple scaffold tower could not be used and bespoke scaffolding would be needed. In this case the chandelier winch would pay for itself the first time access was needed for maintenance. Now maintenance is not just for major faults and cleaning it is also for simple bulb changes. Ordinarily, aesthetically designed halogen candle bulbs would be used and although they do have a rated life of 1000 or 2000 hours they do suffer from intermittent failures unlike the far more reliable modern LED bulbs. For this reason with a chandelier having a large number of bulbs then the probability of an individual bulb failure is quite high. So all in all you are going to need access so a chandelier winch is the obvious solution.
Many people ask, “How does my Chandelier come?” and ” Does it need Assembling?” . Well certainly with chandeliers from Classical Chandelier they come carefully packed with the arms and all delicate components taken off and individually wrapped. This is because a chandelier, being made of crystal and glass, is inherently fragile and consequently cannot be sent in an assembled form. This also means that the size of the packaging is minimised so as to keep delivery costs as low as possible.
It is clearly important that your Chandelier is fitted properly to the ceiling securely both for reasons of personal safety and also as it would normally be destroyed if it fell to the ground leaving a pile of broken crystal!! If you are in any doubt then get a competent tradesman but there are a few guidelines here that may be of use. In simple terms the chandelier just needs a hook to hang from but this needs to be of sufficient strength to hold the chandelier without bending and must not come loose from its mounting. So firstly select a good plate hook, which clearly will need to be larger for heavy chandeliers and if in doubt get one that is over designed so it won’t break or pull out. You can purchase lighting plate hooks from us or alternatively from an alternative reputable source. Do check that the hook is load rated and ideally tested!