Sunday, 14 August 2022

Different Methods Of Chandelier Pinning

 There are different methods of re-pinning your chandelier crystals allowing you the choice to suit your chandelier and your personal preferences.

Chandelier Pins -This is the traditional method of chandelier pinning (along with chandelier wire). The pins have a pin head and come in a choice of finishes and lengths - if you are new to chandelier pinning we recommend that you start with the longer pins and as you become more comfortable with the process you can, if you wish, reduce the length of the pin you start with.  Having a longer pin allows you to be able to trim any excess you do not need. Pinning pliers can be purchased from our website here and we have a "How To" Video on our website on our Here.

Chandelier Bow Tie Clips - These are a simple pinning method, often used on more modern chandeliers but equally acceptable on vintage chandeliers. You insert one "leg" through the hole on your crystal, fold the leg over to the centre (legs to the back of the crystal), insert the other leg through your second crystal and fold over to meet the other leg in the centre thus the decorative front is the piece that will be on show.  As well as being popular for repinning chandeliers they are very popular for joining crystals on suncatchers.

Chandelier Connecting Rings - These are again popular for the modern chandeliers and are a simple way of joining chandelier crystals and suncatcher crystals.  Open the ring and feed it through the crystal, you may want to find it easier to use our pinning pliers when using the rings to hold the ring open whilst you insert through the crystal to stop the ring closing prematurely. 

Chandelier Pinning Wire - A traditional chandelier crystal pinning method whereby you need to create a "pin head" to stop the wire going straight through the crystal.  The wire can be cut to the lengths that you require as you go along.  The chandelier wire is also used when the design requires the chandelier beads to be strung and for tying in place glass ribs to metal chandelier arms.

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Installing Your Chandelier And The Importance of Weight Load Testing

 As you may be aware our Parent Company is King's Chandelier Services Ltd and as the name suggests they specialise in chandeliers.  They have an extensive range of antique and vintage chandelier parts and accessories that are sold direct from their website (a small selection being featured on our website), together with antique and vintage chandeliers for sale. In their workshops they undertake chandelier restoration and bespoke products. Chandelier cleaning and installation services are offered subject to availability.

Some of the most common questions that we are both asked when customers are choosing accessories for the installation of their chandeliers and lighting products are:-

"What do I need to install my chandelier/light fitting?"

"Why do I need to load test?"

The first question we will ask back is what weight is your chandelier/light fitting and dependant on the response we may ask if you have access to the floor above as you may need access to the joists from above.

King's Chandelier Services have written 2 blogs on these subjects and so I have included links below - both our websites stock the same items for installations and we are happy to answer any questions either by email or telephone - 01206332938 - if you give us a call you can choose whether your purchase is completed by either Light-Fix or Kings - you may not be too bothered but don't forget if you usually buy from one website let us know as your purchases all go towards your Lifetime Customer Loyalty Discount and we do not want  you to lose out!

Frequently Asked Questions How To Install My Chandelier

Weight Load Testing

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Now Stocking Antique Crystal And Glass Chandelier Parts

 At Light-Fix we are pleased to announce that we are now featuring and selling antique and vintage chandelier parts including Murano and Venetian parts.

Many of these parts come from the acclaimed M. E. Crick collection purchased by our Parent Company, King's Chandelier Services Ltd.

Restoring and refurbishing your chandeliers using authentic parts allows your chandelier to retain both it's integrity and historical value.  Using reproduction parts may reduce the value of the chandelier as it will not then be authentic.

Our website is being updated regularly and you can visit here  or you may wish to visit King's Chandelier Services Ltd

If you are looking for a particular piece please contact us via our website with details to allow us to check our stocks

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Now that the clocks have gone back and the dark nights are upon us we thought it would be a good time to highlight some of the new products that have been launched during 2018.  Full details of these products and many more can be found on our  website

Also launched earlier in 2018 was our Customer Loyalty Discount Scheme which many customers are now benefiting from.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Updated Privacy Policy

You  probably aware of the updates to the data protection laws, the GDPR, to comply with these changes our website Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Terms and Conditions have been updated with effect 24th May 2018.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Lifetime Discount Scheme for Light-Fix Customers

Everyone likes to be appreciated and to know their custom is valued and so to show our customers, new and old, our appreciation we have launched a Lifetime Discount Scheme.

Our discounts do not have an expiry date, once you have achieved a qualifying spend threshold the discount will automatically be applied to your order and each order thereafter – all the customer needs to do is ensure that they use the same email address when placing orders with us as the email address is automatically monitored to calculate the accrued spend.*

Discounts will be applied to a customer account when the accrued qualifying spend, excluding carriage, reaches £150.00 and has three tiers in total with the discount increasing at each new threshold.

The frequency of ordering does not matter as the system will remember you and you will receive an email confirmation when you reach a new discount level.  Please note refunds and partial refunds will be deducted from the accrued spend as appropriate.

The discount scheme is available to all customers using the website or placing orders by telephone and  is not limited to UK customers only, as a thank you for their continued custom.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details or to place an order.

*If you change your email address you can update this in your account or alternatively you can contact us so we can update it for you.