Difference Bewtween Chandeliers, Sconces And Lamp Shades
Today we are going to be talking about the main differences between lamp shades, chandeliers and sconces. I know that these are three different things but a lot of people out there get the three confused all of the time. Today we are going to clear up the confusion and give everyone a clear understanding of each light fixture.
First let me start by saying that all of the three items are types of light fixtures. However all three of these fixtures have distinct features that make them unique from the others, let's start on the chandeliers.
The chandelier is a light fixture that hangs from the ceiling and usually contains one long rod that connects up to eight horizontal arms that hold lamps or candles, some of which may contain chandelier shades. The thing that makes this a unique light fixture is the way that it hangs down from the ceiling and is like an upside down candelabra. What is a candelabra you say, well a candelabra is a chandelier that sits on the ground just upside down with the arms pointing up instead of down.
The next topic in our discussion is the sconces. The best way to describe a sconce is that they are light fixtures that are supported by brackets and are hung on the wall; they also may contain sconce shades. The main difference between this fixture and the others is that it is only hung by the wall and not on a stand or by the ceiling.
Now on to our last subject of today's discussion the lamp shades. Lamp shades are unique from the other two light fixtures because they go on lamps such as floor lamp and table lamps. If the shades were to go on the other fixtures they would be called chandelier shades or sconce shades not lamp shades.