Installing any light fixture is not something that is done just readily. There are factors and considerations that must be met. One of the most important elements that must be considered is the quantity and quality of the illumination provided by industrial style lighting fixtures.
As a buyer, you need to make sure that the fixture can provide enough light and illumination especially when you are choosing a light fixture for a work space or for practical work areas. Considering the amount and quality of the illumination provided by any light fixture in accordance to the grounds of proper lighting ergonomics.
It is also important that the efficiency and color temperature of the light be considered as well. Efficient industrial style table lamps, hanging fixtures, and many others convert energy effectively into light. Some light fixtures are more efficient than others.The color temperature must be considered as well. There are light fixtures that emit warm light temperatures and others that emit cool light temperatures. Vintage industrial lighting fixtures tend to give off warmer shades of light while led light fixtures industrial tend to give off cooler light temperature.
Apart from the illumination, color temperature and efficiency, it is also important to make sure that the light fixture you will choose also fits on the space you will be placing it on. In fact, there are now many industrial style floor lamps as well as many different hanging light fixtures today that are built while considering the space and the height of the rooms.
An example of such type of light fixture is the ieGeek Fuloon Vintage Edison Style Industrial Retro Ceiling Lights Chandelier.
The ieGeek Fuloon Vintage Edison Style Industrial Retro Ceiling Lights Chandelier is a hanging type of light fixture that is contemporary retro in style and supports 8 bulb heads or sockets. Each socket can house one E27 bulb with a watt capacity of maximum 40 watts making the maximum wattage of the entire light fixture as about 320 watts. The input voltage of the fixture is 220 volts which is higher than most light fixtures sold today. The light fixture is about 9.4 x 9.3 x 6.4 inches in dimension and weighs around 3.9 pounds.
The 8 sockets are attached to 8 hardwired cables that are adjustable and flexible enough to bend. The cables are about 1.4 meters in length and are attached to a single circular frame or plate that is mounted to the ceiling for support. The ceiling plate is around 20 cm in diameter. The main material of the light fixture is plastic but the overall finish is stainless steel.
Due to its elegant and classic design the light fixture is popularly used as accent and center light in kitchens, dining areas, living rooms, bedrooms, hotels, restaurants, and many more areas. The cables can be adjusted to preferred lengths. Small circular hangers or joints are used to affix the cables to the ceiling.
Pros and Cons
The ieGeek Fuloon Vintage Edison Style Industrial Retro Ceiling Lights Chandelier is a hanging type with great flexibility. Unlike other hanging chandeliers where only the length of the cords are adjustable, with the ieGeek Fuloon Vintage Edison Style Industrial Retro Ceiling Lights Chandelier, you can adjust not only the length but the bend of the cables as well. You can even decide whether to bend all the cables or let some stay dropped.
This makes the light fixture ideal for those who wants to play around with how they present their chandelier and for those who are fond of hanging lights. The vintage contemporary look with a bit of modern touch that the chandelier have going on greatly helps with the entire appearance of the fixture and makes it adaptable to many room themes as well.
The light fixture can accommodate 8 light bulbs of 40 watts each. If you prefer light bulbs with higher watts for brighter light, you will have to compromise the other sockets since the entire light fixture can only support a total of 320 watts in a 220 volts input. The input is a bit higher than the normal 110 volts or 120 volts that is common in most light fixtures. Hence, you will have to use 40 watt light bulbs that run at 220 volts. Most light bulbs are at 120 volts so you will have to find a suitable light bulb. Make sure that you use only 220 volts light bulbs and not those with more volts. Less volts would most likely while more voltage than what is required may cause your device to short circuit or worse, explode.
Also, the light bulbs are sold separately from the fixture itself. The fixture costs around $72.99 with free shipping. Each bulb costs around $3 to $5 each and buying all 8 may cost you around $24 to $40.
The design and flexibility of the ieGeek Fuloon Vintage Edison Style Industrial Retro Ceiling Lights Chandelier is its greatest asset. Unlike all other chandelier type light fixtures, the cables in the light fixture is flexible and adjustable which makes it ideal for manual designing or for those who want to add their personal design or touch to the lighting.
Also, the light fixture supports 8 light bulbs which makes it brighter compared to other light fixtures that only support 1 to 5 light bulbs. These light bulbs are also not exclusively incandescent. The light fixture is compatible with LED light bulbs as well as long as the watts of the bulbs used remains at a maximum of 40 and nothing more.
The product is also mainly plastic although the finish is metal. Compared to others with full metal bodies, the product may not be as durable. However, it is generally lighter.
Now, whether you buy the product or not, it is important to remember that it should meet all the requirements first. Not only with this product but all light fixtures sold out there. Compare features first before you decide and buy the best among those you have examined carefully.