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Apr 27, 2013, 06:01 AM
leezacooper
Looking to have a home with brilliant appearance
I thought to renovate my home to give it a awesome look and planning in that way, with that it can have a quite brilliant look. I am working out for that. The plan which I was trying to keep is going like to choose a good color for the walls like bright colors, Furniture replacement, improvisation of Exterior look with some sort of plants and total of interior textures to be replaced.

When I was to say about my plan to my friends they also gave some suggestions and from those one of my friend proposed an idea to get chandeliers at the available free space. I was really impressed for the idea and like to have designer lighting chandeliers in the living room, dining room and where it could be fit perfectly. I am also looking for the chandeliers to be affordable. How it could be if "Elegant Glass Ceiling Chandelier" and "Murano Chandeliers" are fixed.

Valuable suggestions are required regarding various kinds of Chandeliers. Thanks in advance.
Apr 27, 2013, 05:11 PM
Frodo
whats your question? you told me that you like a brand name fixture. ok.. me to
do you want some advice on hanging it?
if its advice on what looks good where, thats a personal thing. red looks good to me but you might like blue.
a friend told me 1 time that a blue print turned upside down could still be read. what do you think?


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Apr 29, 2013, 06:19 AM
leezacooper
Thanks for sharing the information. Yeah, It depends upon their personal interest. Sometimes, Based upon the wall paint also we can choose the best model of chandeliers. Where can we find the best details about the less power consumption and affordable chandeliers ?
Apr 29, 2013, 10:13 AM
Sparky617
Power consumption is going to be based on what bulbs you put into it and the wattage each uses.

The LED bulbs for chandeliers aren't that good looking compared to a traditional incandescent. Frankly, at their current cost I wouldn't bother replacing the bulbs in our dining room chandelier with LED's because the payback time will be measured in decades given the use of that light. I'll used LED candle tip bulbs in my outdoor fixtures where I'll get much more bang for my buck. I'm slowly replacing the PAR lights in my bonus room can lights with LED PAR lights. At $25 a pop it will be a one or two at a time. I have 7 in the bonus and I've replaced 3 so far as the existing bulbs burn out. Once I'm done all seven bulbs will use less energy than one of the PAR bulbs. They are dimmable LED's and they work well but they do dim at a different rate than the incandescent PAR bulbs.

So for an energy saving chandelier go for one that the bulbs aren't exposed so the LED or CFL bulbs won't be a design feature. Personally I'd avoid CFLs because even with "dimmable" CFLs the results are pretty disappointing. IMHO CFLs will become a small part of the lighting solution going forward as LEDs continue to come down in price. The light quality of LEDs is better, they are close to instant on with full intensity and the new ones are dimmable. CFLs take 3-5 minutes to come up to full brightness and dimming is less than satisfactory.

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May 04, 2013, 08:03 PM
Frodo
another home run.....watch out in the parking lot
sparky hit it over the fence and its bust'n windshield's............ Big Grin


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May 06, 2013, 11:58 AM
swschrad
I can tell you that CFLs in a chandelier with sparklies will not work, it will be dull as dishwater. you have to have filaments in clear bulbs for the crustals to dazzle.

bare-LED bulbs without coatings on the glass might have that wow factor, but I'm not going to try them. I have one LED bulb, the "night light" in the ham shack. it was on sale for 4 bucks. that's as high as I go.


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