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Industrial Lighting Decor Ideas

Industrial Lighting Decor Ideas

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INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING DECOR

Industrial lighting has become all the rage in home decor, and it looks great in many settings. It is especially fitting for loft apartments cut out of warehouse buildings or old farm houses that have been rehabbed. However, you can adapt this style lighting for just about any setting if you put your mind to it. Here are some ideas that can get you going.

Industrial Lighting

There are several styles of industrial lighting including this one pictured below. This is a chandelier meant to hang from the ceiling, but the lights are in a single line so it would fit in a narrow space. Made from industrial pipes, this has a very down-to-earth style.

Industrial Lighting

Cage Pendant Chandelier

This is another industrial-style chandelier with an entirely different look. You can order a varying number of lights and hang them in whatever configuration that you like. This is a more delicate look than the chandelier pictured above. Great for pretty much any casual decor.

Cage Pendant Chandelier

Industrial Pipe Chandelier

This chandelier is similar to the pipe chandelier above, however the style of lighting is different and the pipes are different lengths. It is longer in length and would light up a medium sized room.

Industrial Light Chandelier

Industrial Wall Sconce

I love the industrial wall sconces the best. This one has a globe bulb hanging from a simple steel pipe curved to hang down. It would look great along a hallway, in a reading corner or even in an entry way near the front door.

Industrial Wall Sconce

Industrial Pendant Light

One of the simplest styles available, this industrial pendent light shows the basic characteristics of the industrial style. A bulb hanging from a wire which can be made any length you need to light up a corner of your home.

Industrial Pendant Light

Antique Blue Insulator Pendant Light

These lights offer a retro style for a recreation room, bar area or as shown here in a kitchen. The green color of the lamps evoke the 1950s and 1960s and the style of the glass is reminiscent of that era

Antique Blue Insulator Pendant Light

Edison Lamp

Incredible desk lamp that has a steampunk style made with an Edison bulb. Great for tables, desktops or shelves.

Industrial Edison Lamp

Industrial Farmhouse Light

This piece is a bit rougher in style, made with reclaimed wood as the base and meant to line a wall in a hallway or family room decorated in a farmhouse style.

Industrial Farmhouse Light

Industrial Multi-Pendant Light

This lamp takes the best of both worlds, creating a chandelier with pendant lights. The footprint is lean and the amount of light can vary with the number of bulbs. Simple, but could be used in just about any room with central lighting.

Industrial Multi-Pendant Light

Wall Sconce

A different style wall sconce with a light on top and bottom. As you can see here, it is made from pipes and caged lights. Super cool, really industrial looking and will fit in a lot of small spaces.

Wall Sconce

Industrial Sputnik Fixture

Who remembers what Sputnik is? If so, then you will see the reason for the name of this light fixture. Simple pipes that create a star-like dispersion of light in a circle. Great for a dining room or large living room.

Ceiling Sputnik Fixture

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How to Buy a Ceiling Fan for Your Home and Install It

How to Buy a Ceiling Fan for Your Home and Install It

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Hubbardton Ceiling FanCeiling fans should be correctly fastened to an electric ceiling box that is designed to sustain a heavy ceiling fixture. It must not only hold the wiring, but the total weight of the fan must be supported. If the ceiling fixture you had previously was of light weight, the box will probably have to be replaced with one manufactured for ceiling fans.

Determine Your Usage

If you prefer a ceiling fan to circulate heat during the cold months, known as reclaiming heat, and keep you cool during the summer months, a ceiling fan with reverse remote control is best. During summer months the fan blade should rotate in a counter-clockwise motion. For winter month the blades should turn in a clockwise motion.

Featured: Fanimation HF7600DS Hubbardton Forge Presidio Tryne Ceiling Fan, Dark Smoke Finish, 5 Slate Blades, Opal Glass

Will Fans go Outside or Inside?

If your fan will be on your patio, porch, or in a screened area, outdoor fans will be the most accommodating. Outside ceiling fans are UL classified for damp and wet areas. Wet ceiling fans can stand-up to direct weather changes and damp-rated ceiling fans can be inside covered outside areas like patios.

Where to Place Your Ceiling Fan

When purchasing your ceiling fan, be aware of which room and the size of the room your fan will be installed. Air movement is the mix of a number of factors. A large room or living room ceiling fan should be large, and bedroom fans should have a quiet motor with a minimum four star rating for great uninterrupted sleep.

Recommended Installation Heights

  • To decide the correct height for your ceiling fan, measure the length from the precise point in the ceiling where it is in conjunction with the floor right below.
  • Ceilings under eight feet, should utilize a flush-mount ceiling fan. Codes require that ceiling fan blades are not lower than seven feet from the floor which makes flush-mount ceiling fans your best bet.
  • For ceilings below eight feet consider hugger ceiling fans minus any lights, since they are inclined to be the lowest profile-fans.
  • Ceiling fans should hang eight to nine feet from the floor.
  • Fan blades must be at least seven feet away from the floor.
  • Fan blades must be a minimum of 8.5 inches from the ceiling.
  • If you have very high ceilings, lowering the ceiling fan would be practical. This will improve cool-air circulation or heat reclamation.

Ceiling Fans and Your Home Decor

There are a number of basic rules applied when selecting a ceiling fan finish for your home. Ceiling fan etiquette states that fan motor finishes are normally selected to match additional metallic hardware in a room such as door knobs and table lamps. Fan blade finishes are normally made from wood and should match door, flooring, and furniture. The style of your room has plenty to do with your choice of ceiling fan as well.

These three styles of ceiling fans are the most popular:

  • Contemporary-for sleek architectural styled rooms.
  • Traditional-for more formal type rooms.
  • Exotic-for bright, sunny rooms with rattan and palm-leaf materials.

Tools you will need:

  • Wire cutters/strippers
  • Side-cutting pliers
  • Crescent wrench
  • Voltage tester or multi-tester
  • Drill with long bit
  • Long nose pliers
  • Hammer
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Lineman's pliers
  • Metal-cutting keyhole saw

Installation:

Examine the joists for wiring or plumbing pipes that may be a hindrance prior to installing your fan.  Be sure the electrical box that keeps the fan in place is classified.  Check all parts and instructions prior to beginning your installation.

The installation process itself is quite simple; the steps go as follows:

  1. Slip In the brace
  2.  Tighten the brace
  3. Attach the box
  4. Install the mounting plate
  5. Put together the down-rod and canopy
  6. Wire the fan
  7. Fasten the canopy to the mounting plate
  8. Attach the blades

Recommended Ceiling Fan Brands:

Ratings are 1 to 5 with 5 being the best.

Hunter Fan Company 23856 52in. Classic Original Ceiling Fan

This ceiling fan is an American legend and the strongest Hunter ceiling fan on the market.
Rating: 4

Fanimation HF7600DS Hubbardton Forge Presidio Tryne Ceiling Fan

The Hubbardton collection is expensive but produced with superb quality materials. This design is created to work with the existing Hubbardton Forge lighting collection.
Rating: 5

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