Whether you’re buying a new home or redecorating your existing space, there’s a good chance you’ve considered a crystal chandelier as you browsed through classic and modern lights in Toronto and the GTA. Modern crystal chandeliers in Toronto have never really gone out of style; they can simultaneously exist as modern light fixtures in contemporary spaces even with traditional designs. If you’re looking for beautiful crystal chandeliers in Toronto, the GTA, or anywhere else in Canada, you can browse our online lighting store at Siga Home Comfort. From entryway and stairway lighting fixtures to bedroom chandeliers, we’re stocked with a full range of modern crystal chandeliers online for any room in your home including entryway light fixtures and bedroom room chandeliers.
What is a Chandelier?
Sometimes people will refer to every suspended light fixture as a chandelier, while in many cases that may be correct, pendant lighting also hangs. A chandelier is a decorative, sometimes ornate, light fixture that suspends the ceiling and branches out, usually with multiple light sources. Historically, chandeliers would hold candles; now, modern crystal chandeliers use lightbulbs. More specifically, at Siga Home Comfort, our crystal chandeliers include daylight LED bulbs and diffuse light even more with authentic K9 crystals.
Where do Crystal Chandeliers Go?
There is no reason you can’t install a crystal chandelier wherever you want, but there are some spaces that are inherently better suited to these eye-catching, dramatic light fixtures. Entryways, foyers, and stairways are where homeowners most commonly choose to install chandeliers in Toronto. These modern crystal light fixtures thrive in grand spaces with high ceilings, where they can greet visitors and help establish a strong first impression of your home.
However, condos, where many people live in the city, often don’t have stairways or high ceilings, but that doesn’t mean there’s no place for crystal chandeliers in Toronto. Bedroom chandeliers are a great way to create ambiance for special occasions. Small crystal chandeliers can still offer the same dazzling effects of elegant modern crystal lights in Toronto. You can even get creative and suspend small chandeliers over bathtubs and beds for an enhanced feel of luxury.
How do I determine the right size crystal chandelier for my space?
Crystal chandeliers come in various sizes, and a room’s dimensions play a key role in determining the right chandelier size. To find out what size you should go with, measure the length and the width of the room in feet and add the two numbers together. The answer is how wide your chandelier should be in inches. For example, if the room is 12x18 feet, adding these numbers will give you 30. So your chandelier needs to be 30 inches wide.
Where you plan to place the chandelier also influences the size it should be. If you’re hanging it in your dining room, your chandelier should be 12 inches narrower than the width of the table. This way you won't have to worry about anybody bumping their head as they try to as they take their seat or leave the table.
Are crystal ceiling lights compatible with dimmer switches?
Yes. Crystal ceiling lights are compatible with dimmer switches. Dimmer switches allow you to control the illumination levels of lighting fixtures and can be used with incandescent, halogen and LED lights. There are different types of dimmer switches available on the market and the type that will work for your chandelier will be based on the light bulb. Choosing the right dimmer switch for your chandelier and ensuring that it is properly installed is important. The load capacity of your dimmer switch should match the wattage of your chandelier.
Can I install the light fixture myself, or do I need professional assistance?
Installing a new light fixture should be done by a qualified electrician. Electricity is dangerous, and can cause severe injuries and cause property damage. Hiring a professional electrician to handle your light fixture installation is not only safer for you and your home, but ensures that the warranty for the light fixture remains valid.
What is the recommended height for hanging a crystal chandelier?
The ideal height of a chandelier should be three times the height of your ceiling in inches. For example, if your ceiling is 9 feet, your chandelier should be 27 (9x3) inches tall.
How low you hang your modern crystal chandelier depends on where you install it in your home. If the chandelier is too high, the light may not illuminate the room properly. If it's too low, it may interfere with the room’s aesthetics or clearance. If you plan on hanging a chandelier in your dining room, the bottom of the chandelier should be approximately 30-36 inches above the table. The same applies to a chandelier installed above a kitchen island.
For a chandelier installed in an entryway, bedroom or living room, the bottom of the chandelier should be at least 7 feet from the ground to avoid clearance issues. A chandelier installed in a two-story foyer should hang at the same level as the second floor. For a bathroom, a chandelier should be no lower than 8 feet from the highest point of the edge of the tub or shower.
Can I purchase replacement parts for my chandelier?
Should parts of your chandelier become damaged, you may be able to receive replacement parts covered under warranty. Contact Siga Home Comfort for more details.
Adorn Your Home with Cohesive Crystal Chandeliers
Wherever you hang elegant crystal chandeliers in your home, they will act as a centerpiece drawing the eyes of your guests and elevating the interior design of your home. For the most beautiful and practical design, many designers and homeowners opt for light fixtures in their homes that match, allowing for a cohesive design experience as you cross from one room to another. Our crystal chandeliers online are adorned with delicate K9 crystals that fit well into an array of classic and contemporary design themes. But you can also find pendant lights that resemble many of our crystal chandelier designs. By choosing cohesive or matching modern light fixtures you can maximize the impact of your design.
Schedule a free in-home estimate with the experts at Siga Home Comfort for guidance in finding the best crystal chandeliers for your home.
How To Clean Crystal Chandelier
To keep your crystal chandelier looking its best, regular cleaning is a must. At Siga Home Comfort, we understand the importance of maintaining the beauty and shine of your crystal chandelier. Here are some tips to help you clean your chandelier:
- Turn off the power and let the chandelier cool down before cleaning.
- Use a soft, clean cloth to gently wipe each crystal individually, being careful not to scratch or damage them.
- For tougher stains or dirt, you can use a mixture of mild soap and warm water.
- Be sure to dry each crystal thoroughly to avoid water spots.
- Consider using gloves to protect your hands and prevent fingerprints.
At Siga Home Comfort, we offer a wide selection of beautiful and high-quality crystal chandeliers. Whether you're looking for a classic design or something more modern, we have something to suit every style and budget.
LED Light Bulbs for Your Chandelier
Daylight LED light bulbs are a smart choice for crystal chandeliers in Toronto and all your other modern lighting fixtures. Daylight lighting brightens the room for better task lighting and overall illumination even on darker or gloomier winter days. They are far more energy-efficient than outdated CFL light bulbs, emitting less heat and better lighting. The reduced use of electricity for improved results also saves homeowners on their monthly utility bills. At Siga Home Comfort, we supply 6000k daylight bulbs with all purchases of crystal chandeliers from our online lighting store.
Installing Crystal Chandeliers In Your Toronto Home
To optimize the effect of a newly purchased modern crystal chandelier - small or large, installation should be done by a professional. A large crystal chandelier is best positioned in the center of a room without any furniture directly below it. Depending on the height of your ceilings, the chandelier should be hung high enough that everyone below it has clearance. With a small chandelier, you have more options because the crystals won't overwhelm the room. You can try installing modern crystal light fixtures like chandeliers off-center over tables and other raised furniture.
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