Chandelier own hands: 10 ideas unusual lampshades ceiling lamp
Table of contents
- 1 general information
2 The choice of light sources
- 2.1 Delight and adoration
- 2.2 A spoon of tar
3 design ideas
- 3.1 Idea 1: film
- 3.2 Idea 2: chandelier in the style of steampunk
- 3.3 Idea 3: ornamental braid
- 3.4 Idea 4: glass bottles
- 3.5 Idea 5: plastic bottles
- 3.6 Idea 6: openers from beer cans
- 3.7 Idea 7: embroidery hoop and tape with fringe
- 3.8 Idea 8: paper
- 3.9 Idea 9: shellac
- 3.10 Idea 10: fairies and butterflies
- 4 conclusion
Greetings, comrades! Our today's topic - Chandelier own hands. I'll introduce you to the general guidelines for its assembly and prompt a few proven ideas on design and choice of materials.
Homemade chandelier turned the room into the mysterious jungle.
At first - a few words about the choice of the electrical filling future chandeliers and light sources.
|wire cross section: Used for lighting two conductor wire with a cross section copper conductor at least 0.75 mm.|
|connections should not be performed torsions: use terminal strips or copper crimp sleeves.|
|ammunitionBetter to choose a standard E27 cartridges. Simply because for them is always easy to find the lamp of any type.|
|Fire safety: Plastic and generally made of combustible material shade should be at least 10 cm from the bulb of the filament lamp and not less than 15 cm from the halogen lamp. Distance from the LED and compact fluorescent lamps is not limited.|
Lamp power over 150 watts better to use diffusers and shades of noncombustible materials (metal and glass). Close the preheated flask formed an ascending stream of hot air rising upwards a few tens of centimeters.
The choice of light sources
Which lamps can be used for lighting in a home-made chandelier?
Delight and adoration
I would advise to pay attention to the so-called filament - bulbs to LED strands. The reasons for this are several recommendations.
- They look stylishOutwardly resembling the familiar incandescent lamp of low power. The lamps will look great even in the open lamp shade;
In the photo - filament lamp in my lamp.
- They are very economical: Specific luminosity reaches 100 lumens per watt. For comparison - the power-saving (compact fluorescent) lamp gives 50-70 lm / W incandescent lamp - 12-14;
- They give light not in the same hemisphere as the LED lamp with a flat round plate and lens, and in all directions (Except, of course, the cap axis). This feature allows you to set up the light bulb bulb;
For comparison - the LED lamp with a flat plate and opal diffuser light in one hemisphere. This is useful for spot lamp, but is inappropriate for ceiling chandelier with horns looking up.
- They are more fault tolerant in comparison with other energy saving bulbs and LED. The reason - in a very simple circuitry driver (power converter) instead of the stabilizer with a very vulnerable relation to heating electrolytic capacitor it includes only a diode bridge which converts alternating current into constant;
- They provide the most accurate color reproduction including LED and compact fluorescent lamps: CRI color rendering index reaches 85, coming close to that of incandescent lamps and galogenok (90-95).
Color rendering lamps of different types.
Help: for index of 100 units, the color rendition is taken by light, exactly corresponding to your range of daytime sun. The lower the index, the more distorted colors.
A spoon of tar
To temper the enthusiasm of the reader, I will mention a few drawbacks filament lamps.
Power: At the beginning of May 2017 I have not seen in the sale of light bulbs to LED strands capacity greater than 9 watts (and, consequently, with luminosity above 900 lumens). Lamps with a flat plate power of 30 watts is achieved at luminosity 2400 lumens.
One problem with these light bulbs - a relatively small maximum power.
Sensitivity to voltage drops: The driver of the lamp voltage does not stabilize, but only rectifies an alternating current. If the voltage drops below 190 volts I extinguished the lamp filament, but continued to light regularly older LED and compact fluorescent light sources.
Price: Due to the relative newness of filament are the most expensive of the energy-saving and LED lamps. 8-watt light bulb or a low-cost brand ASD Smartbuy level will cost about 250 rubles.
Now I will introduce you some original ideas for home ceiling fixture. So, how to make a cover for the chandeliers with their hands?
Idea 1: film
Lamp from the ceiling of the old chandeliers and film.
The main lighting a bowl to use will not work: too little light passes an old film. But for area lighting - easily. Here is a small workshop for the production of the ceiling:
|Cut photographic film segments of equal length and height ceiling cover its surface gloss decoupage glue.|
|paste the segments Film butt, carefully smoothing them, and look forward to the glue has set.|
|shade cover another adhesive layer to obtain a smooth glossy surface.|
Idea 2: chandelier in the style of steampunk
Steampunk lamp with incandescent lamps.
As light sources used incandescent, stylized antique and having a long helix with a low temperature. With this feature extends the life of the lamp. Ebonite cartridges and wires painted with bronze paint, and improvised lampshades wound wire.
Idea 3: ornamental braid
Shades of decorative braid steel wire frame.
Very interesting retro shades are obtained from multi-colored fabric and ribbons. Webbing is wound on the wire frame.
Winding the tape on the frame of the lamp.
Idea 4: glass bottles
Make a chandelier from a bottle of beverage merry soul? A piece of cake!
Do not rush to throw out beautiful bottles of expensive alcohol. They can be used to manufacture chandeliers. A few tips on its creation:
- In this case, you will need ammunition and lights under a small socket (E14);
- The bottoms of bottles is easy to cut off grinder with diamond wheel;
- power cord is pulled through the neck, and only then is attached thereto with a lamp cap;
- Use low-power incandescent lamp in retro style.
Idea 5: plastic bottles
You're not a fan of elite alcohol? Well, from plastic bottles of beer, too, can turn an unusual and stylish shade.
Transparent ball glued fragments of plastic bottles.
Plastic containers can be easily cut with a knife stationery. For gluing use clear silicone sealant: it will not be visible in the light and does not darken after prolonged heating.
Idea 6: openers from beer cans
Another idea: the ceiling of scrap materials can be produced with their own hands, digging in the accumulated debris of the house. In particular, these materials may be a... tin openers from beer cans. For their gluing, you can use the same silicone sealant: it is well kept on skim metal.
Such a lamp immediately mark your preferences for guests in the beverage area.
Idea 7: embroidery hoop and tape with fringe
How to decorate a ceiling light fringe? Very simple: hang on the cord embroidery frame in two different sizes and glue them on the outer surface of the braid with a fringe. For this purpose, the easiest way to use a glue gun melting.
The frame of the candlestick out of the hoop on the cord.
Pasting frame ribbon with fringe.
The result - a neat and cozy-looking cover for chandelier.
Idea 8: paper
Do you like floor lamps and table lamps in retro style? Lampshade made of paper will give new life to an old lamp.
Remaking an old table lamp: a new lampshade is made up of paper, remove the twisted cord or ribbon.
Idea 9: shellac
You have in the closet stale old records, but they have not on what to play? Do not worry: even the rare compositions for a long time can be found in digital form on the Internet. For plates have another use.
Lampshades in the shape of a flower out of old vinyl records.
To manufacture the lampshade, heat plate or hob plate above the through dryer construction, then gently bend the edge folds become plastic.
Idea 10: fairies and butterflies
If you need the original Lamps for children - no problem: employ the little animals, butterflies and fairy-tale characters.
Lampshade of butterflies. They are made of colored cardboard, and bonded wood.
On the lamp in my child's room a fairy lives.
As you can see, with their own hands the chandelier created from virtually any material at hand - just need a little time and imagination. Several new ideas you will be able to learn from the video in this article. I will appreciate your additions to it. Good luck, comrades!