Chandeliers 101

Chandeliers 101

Contrary to popular belief, chandeliers are not just for formal spaces anymore. Chandeliers come in every shape, size, color and style you could imagine so don’t let past chandelier etiquette stop you from adding one (or more) into your home!

If my chandelier is labeled for 5-40 watt bulbs can I use 60 watt bulbs in it?

If the manufacturer has labeled the chandelier at 40 watts, then that is the maximum wattage to use. Using a higher wattage will void the warranty and may cause a fire.

When installing my chandelier, do I need extra support at the junction box?

A chandelier weighing 50 pounds or more cannot be safely hung by only the junction box. It should also be attached to a joist or beam. Another option is a reinforced junction box. Most homes already have them in place in the dining room and where ceiling fans are installed.

What do I do if I need more chain?

In some cases we have listed the chain as an accessory item on the chandelier page. If you want to order any items not visible on our website please call our customer service department to order.

Where can I put a chandelier?

Chandeliers can be put in any room in the home. Chandeliers are even installed outdoors to carry the style in your home to the outside. As long as you have the space for it, a chandelier can make a great addition to any room.