Clear Crystal 12" Black 1-Light Pendant (Item # ST-122-005)
Item 122-005 is a 1-light Classic Crystal pendant from the French Country Collection by Sterling Industries. It has a Black Finish and Clear Crystal. This ceiling fixture has an adjustable overall fixture height and measures 20" high x 12" diameter. It takes (1) 100-watt (max.) standard bulb (not included). This light fixture comes with 3' of chain and 6' of wire.
Sterling has a range of distinctive lights that are hand picked to decorate most any space and that can help provide the right mood. For every living space in your home, Sterling decorative lighting can provide the warmth, luxury and perfect illumination for creating the right atmosphere.
If the ceiling height in your room is 9' or more, a pendant lights fixture can be a great choice. Pendant lights are very popular and come in a wide range of types and styles. They can either provide task or ambient lighting depending on the type you choose.
If you need task light a fixture with the shade pointing downward, known as a downlight, is a good choice. They are good solutions for over kitchen counters and islands, other work areas and game tables. The light shines below the fixture with shades or globes to manage glare.
When you need general or ambient light, choose a pendant light where the shade directs light upward toward the ceiling. Called inverted or up-light pendants, they come in a wide range of styles including inverted bowls, inverted urns and lanterns.
You'll need to determine what fixture size will feel right in your room. A rule of thumb that you can start with is to add together the width and length of the room in feet and then convert this sum to inches. The resulting number is the approximate width or diameter of the ceiling light fixture you will need. You'll also want to consider ceiling height and other light sources to determine what size fixture will work best in your room.
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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