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Item 1242 is a 3-light Classic Crystal semi-flush ceiling light from the Bagatelle Collection by Schonbek Lighting. It has a Heirloom Gold (22), Etruscan Gold (23), Heirloom Bronze (76) or Antique Silver (48) Finish. This ceiling fixture measures 12" high x 10.5" wide. It takes (3) 40-watt (max. each) standard candelabra base (E12) torpedo shape bulbs (not included). The use of 25-watt bulbs (not included) are recommended for best appearance. Schonbek fixtures are made-to-order and CANNOT be returned.
The Bagatelle Collection
Bagatelle's charming character is a fanciful interpretation of the traditional lantern chandelier and features a highly refined display of crystal.
Bagatelle is available in a variety of finishes and is trimmed with Heritage Handcut crystal.
In 1870, Adolf Schonbek, an enterprising 24-year-old Bohemian glassmaker, left his family's glassworks to start his own business building crystal chandeliers. He believed that pairing crystal and light to make chandeliers was the most spectacular use of this extravagant material.
For more than 140 years, SCHONBEK has remained the world's leading manufacturer of premium crystal lighting. From classic to contemporary, every luminaire is an authentic, handcrafted masterpiece, designed and produced in-house at SCHONBEK's state-of-the-art U.S. manufacturing facility. This ensures that each product is of the highest heirloom quality and will last for generations.
Guided by a tradition of forward-thinking ingenuity, SCHONBEK's designers have developed and are responsible for nearly 200 patented technologies, shaping the crystal lighting industry. They strive to stay ahead of the trends, incorporating the latest technology into each new design.
In 2007, SCHONBEK became a member of the Swarovski Company, bringing together two world-class brands, each with their own unique identity and heritage. Together, SCHONBEK and Swarovski share a 255 year tradition of creativity, innovation and quality, promising a brilliant future.
Ceiling mounted light fixtures are a good decorative solution for areas where you need to provide general lighting in smaller spaces with lower ceilings. Flush mount ceiling light fixtures attach directly on the ceiling, have a low profile and an enclosed bowl. Semi-flush mounted lights are attached to the ceiling, but have a several inch opening between the bowl and the ceiling giving them a somewhat taller profile. Semi-flush fixtures often provide more illumination since they throw light up onto the ceiling as well as down into the room.
While flush and semi-flush mount lights can usually be used interchangeably, ceiling height can sometimes determine which is the better choice. Flush mount light fixtures are good solutions where ceilings heights are low (8' or less) and space is limited such as hallways, closets, laundry rooms and bathrooms. Semi-flush light fixtures are an option where your ceiling height is between 8' to 10' and are well suited for kitchens, dining rooms, larger bedrooms and foyers.
About Lead Crystal
For centuries, the crystal has been a symbol of elegance, class and status. Named for the Greek word for ice, "krystallos", crystal lighting possesses an ethereal beauty that has enchanted mankind throughout the ages.
A piece of crystal is like a diamond in that its value depends on the quality of its material and how it is cut. Lead is what sets crystal apart from glass. When added to glass, lead enhances its optical quality giving it superior light reflecting capabilities that highlight facets and make it more brilliant. For glass to be called "crystal", it must contain at least one percent lead in the United States and at least 4 percent in Europe. Full-lead crystal contains between 24 percent and 32 percent lead. The higher the lead content in the glass, the more the lead crystal glass is worth.
The brilliance of a piece of crystal is also affected by how it is cut and polished as well as the shape. Cut glass can be given attractive designs or angles known as facets to increase its light refraction quality. Crystal can be hand-cut, machine-cut or molded. It can be polished using a wood wheel with marble dust, by hand or by machine. And it can be given a wide range of shapes from pendelouques and icicles to baguettes and octagons. And colors range from clear to any color in the rainbow. Just as with a diamond ring, you'll need to find your favorite cut, clarity and color.
Today, you'll find crystal light fixtures appropriate for a myriad of applications as well as styles. From opulent cast brass frames dripping with large pendeloques to simple frames highlighted by a few geometrically shaped crystals. There's an option for every style as well as any budget.
To keep crystal sparkling, it is important to care for it properly. The best way to keep it clean is to add it to your weekly dusting routine. Lightly dust the crystals on your fixture with a feather duster or a soft brush. If it becomes dull and dusty, it may require that you wipe each crystal with a damp chamois. Be sure not to get any moisture on the frame as this may damage the finish. Never put fixture crystals in the dishwasher as it will ruin the metal hanging clips and may damage the crystal itself.
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We strive to offer you a wide range of beautiful, high-quality ceiling lights at fair prices, but our real product is customer satisfaction. You can be certain that we will do everything we can to make it a good experience for you when you purchase the Bagatelle 11" Gold or Silver 3-Light Semi-Flush Ceiling Light, item number SB-1242, by Schonbek Lighting.