What type of effect will a Tiffany table lamp create? This is probably one of the most common questions asked when people visit our showroom.
The answer that we always say is that they will create one the most amazing effects from any table lamp ever. No other type of table lamp can create the effect that a leaded light shade can.
Every one of our Tiffany table lamps are handmade from coloured glass sections, pieced together in different designs to form the lampshade. The glass can be either a translucent colour, where you are able to see through the glass or an opaque coloured glass to give a sensual glow. The translucent glass pieces are usually rippled, so that when the lamp is switched on, the ripples catch the light at different angles, which makes the glass sparkle like a jewel.
When you switch a Tiffany table lamp on, the coloured glass pieces glow at different levels, depending on the colour and opacity of the glass. This light is reflected through the room to create a magical almost hypnotising illusion.
Coloured glass has been used for centuries, for its quality and finesse. There is no doubt that the popularity of Tiffany lamps has remained high throughout the decades, due to the different colours, designs and effects that are created when they are lit.
Many people may be worried that the coloured glass will diffuse the light too much and not enough will pass through. Whilst the coloured glass may diffuse a small amount, it certainly does not stop the light from passing through. Any Tiffany lamp will create a wonderful ambient glow that is not harsh on the eyes. Some modern halogen lamps can be harsh on the eyes and too dazzling, whereas a Tiffany table lamp will never dazzle.
They need minimal care to keep them looking at their best. A weekly dust over will keep the glass free of particles, which may impede the effect if allowed to build up. A wipe over with a damp cloth twice a year is all that is required and will keep it looking radiant and performing at its best.
A simple tip that will enhance the colours is to always use clear bulbs as opposed to pearl or opal lamps. A clear bulb will create that sparkle effect through the coloured translucent glass of the table lamp. The clear bulb should also be dusted once in a while to get the best out of them.
Never use an abrasive cleaner or any cleaner containing any solvent or chemical on a Tiffany glass shade.
If you require any further information about any of our range, or have any questions, please contact us for friendly, honest and down to earth advice.
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