A lamp, including the crystal floor lamp variant, is actually an essential item that every house should have. Well, it is easy to justify this argument since you would need a lighting device in order to get rid of the darkness inside your house.
Without a lamp as a source of artificial light, your house would look grimmer than it actually is and you would not be able to do several activities such as reading, cleaning, fixing broken items, making artistic products, and many more. Among many kinds of artificial lighting, there is one type that is more interesting than others: the crystal floor lamp.
Crystal Floor Lamp
What is a crystal floor lamp?
As with other kinds of floor lamp, it is actually a tall lamp designed for, including, but not limited to, indoor use. This kind of lamp is popular since it is able to provide lighting that is higher in height for a room where it is situated.
Usually, it comes with a floor lamp base which is weighted so that the lamp is able to be put on the floor without any difficulties in maintaining its stability, a tall pole so that it has a higher lighting source, one or multiple switches, a lamp socket (or multiple of them), and a lamp shade so that you can be protected from the blinding direct light.
Since the kind of lamp we are talking about in this article is a crystal lamp, there are several parts of the lamp that are made of crystals with variable qualities.
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Types of crystal used to build the lamp
Well, as mentioned earlier, a crystal floor lamp always has some parts which are made of crystals- hence its name. By the way, a crystal is actually a glass which is composed of 6 to 105 of lead oxide. A crystal, which is described as a half-lead crystal, usually contains 24 to 30% lead.
The other type, which is the full-lead crystal, usually contains more than 30% percent of lead percentage contained within it. In order to make the information more filling, below you can find several types of crystal that are commonly used to make lots of products, including a floor lamp.
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- Hand-cut crystal
The first type of crystal used to build a crystal-based lamp that we are going talk about is the hand-cut crystal. As the name suggest, this kind of crystal is crafted by the hands of the experts by using manual labors.
This kind of crystal is loved by many people since it has highest level of refraction and it looks great when it is made into chandeliers or lamps since it gives a sparkling antique look. In order to craft one, the crystal will have to be cut using sandstone as well as an iron wheel. Alternatively, artisans use to items which are a wood wheel and marble dust.
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- Machine-cut crystal
The next type of crystal used by manufacturers to build a crystal floor lamp is the machine-cut crystal. Well, although the hand-cut crystal is highly prized due to the amount of labor involved, it is actually not that great since the quality would heavily depends upon the skill of the artisans and labors involved to craft it.
Therefore, some manufacturers switch to the crystals that are cut with automated machines since the results are consistent and they cost cheaper due to the fact that maintaining machines are less costly than maintaining human labors. Usually, the results are also more precise compared to the hand-cut crystals.
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- Crystal rock
This type of crystal is a bit different from the previous ones mentioned since it is rather a historic example. Before people knew how to craft an artificial crystal, they craft one by using a special rock called as the crystal rock in order to make candle-based chandeliers.
Well, since this kind of crystal is very difficult to make compared to modern crystals, this kind of crystal can only be found in museums, palaces, and other historic buildings which employ the style from the 16th century.
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- Legacy crystal
Originated from the maritime city of Italy, which Venice, the crystal is also known as the Venetian crystal. This kind of crystal is rather unique since it is made by hand blowing technique- unlike other crystals which employ a wide range of machines or tools to craft. Due to the fact that it is hand blown, the crystal has a unique look which is described as bright and shimmering at the same time. Also, it is a great item to create an antique look in a room where the legacy crystal-based item is put.
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- Swarovski crystal
The last type of crystal used to manufacture a crystal floor lamp is actually one of the crystals that receive the highest appreciation. Definitely, you have heard about the Swarovski crystal before, have you not? Indeed; it is the most famous type of crystal due to fact that it is the finest crystal ever.
The Austrian-based crystal is highly regarded since it comes with a pure appearance as well as a wide range of colors (some of them are silver and gold). However, though, you will need to ensure that your pocket is deep enough to buy one since it is usually extremely expensive.
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Some options to choose
- Masiero’s Drylight LED Outdoor Crystal Floor Lamp
Well, although most crystal-based lamps are usually design for indoor use, this one is kind of unique since it is specifically design to be placed outside. Since it is meant for outdoor use, it is extremely durable and its design blocks water from harming its interior. Besides, its design is awesome since it is designed by using an Italian design.
Masiero Drylight LED Outdoor Crystal Floor Lamp
- OK Lighting’s Crystal Drop Floor Lamp
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By utilizing drop crystal designs, the lamp looks awesome. The glass used to create the crystal, by the way, is very beautiful and highly detailed. This elegant floor lamp comes in two colors, which are chrome and black shade.
- Hysile Lighting’s Elegant Designs Chrome Crystal Floor Lamp
The lamp looks astonishingly elegant since it is made of the best materials, such as the handpicked crystals that are thoroughly polished. The lamp also combines two designs at once, which are the mid-century and the contemporary design so that you can place the crystal floor lamp into both classic and modern rooms perfectly.