Candelabras & Lanterns

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Candelabra and pole lights

In addition to well-kept flower beds, mowed lawn and suitable garden furniture, appropriate lighting is also part of a beautiful outdoor area of your own home. Appropriate luminaires can be placed on all green areas as well as in the yard or along the path to visually enhance the surroundings. However, these lights also have a safety aspect, because the bright light eliminates any tripping hazard with ease. If you are interested in large, classic lighting compositions, you will be delighted with candelabras. These tall lamps are great for illuminating your outdoor space and also look classy, so they also function as a decorative element. In addition to such a LED pole lamp, our online store has a wide range of products, including ceiling lights, wall lights, pendant lights, bollard lights, lanterns or chandeliers and accessories. Are you looking for simple, puristic lights or can it be a bit more playful? No matter which lights appeal to you: We are guaranteed to have the right products for you. Do you have questions about shipping, delivery or one of our articles? Our friendly service will be happy to advise you and provide you with further information if necessary.

What are candelabra?

Pole lights, as they are also called, are among the tallest lamps for outdoor lighting at two to three meters. They usually consist of a long column, made, for example, by means of cast aluminum. At the top of this column are the lighting elements, which are often flames. This means that the outdoor lights have several arms, each of which contains a light source. Usually, such a luminaire has two to three arms, each of which has a lantern and an LED. Features of a classic lantern usually represent the color scheme in black or dark green, as well as ornate squiggles near each lantern.

History of candelabra 

The roots of these spotlights go back to ancient times. At that time, the term candelabra, which comes from the Latin word "candelabrum" and translated means "candlestick", was still understood to mean a multi-flame candlestick. This was usually powered by candles, oil or tallow. A multi-armed candelabra used to be used as a practical source of light, on the one hand, and as a chic decorative element, on the other hand, which often found a place in the living room or dining room. Such a candlestick was often made of brass or bronze and had a romantic and at the same time noble character, so that the arm candelabra could not be missing, especially in the households of wealthy people. After candlesticks fell out of fashion, candelabras in the form of a pole became more popular from about the 19th century and from then on they were powered by gas. They were now made of cast iron, stainless steel or aluminum (powder coated), acted as street lighting outside thanks to your high color temperature and since then it is impossible to imagine public life without them.

Where can pole lights be installed?

Placement of a candelabra is suitable in many different places within your property. Not only do the lights look beautiful, but the lighting also increases safety and shows your guests the right way. In the following places, installing an LED pole light is especially worthwhile:

  • In the front yard, to illuminate and decorate the green area. 
  • In the driveway, so that it is marked for visitors and the entrance area is made inviting 
  • Along the path to remove stumbling blocks and illuminate the paved area 
  • In the yard, to illuminate the garage, shed, and entryway even in the dark

What types of protection should you choose?

The installation of a pole light is always carried out outside. For this reason, it is essential to pay attention to the appropriate protection class of your luminaire, so that the highest possible service life of the model can be guaranteed. The different protection classes are represented by the abbreviation IP and two subsequent numbers. The first number represents immunity to foreign bodies and dust, while the second digit represents immunity to water. Several degrees of protection are suitable for specimens that are permanently exposed to various weather conditions.

With IP44, the pole is protected against small foreign bodies, as well as splashing water from all sides. If the lamp is located in the middle of the garden, it may happen that jet water from the water hose hits the lamp. In this case, the IP45 rating is suitable. If there is gravel or sand near the pole lamp due to a path, IP65 and IP66 ratings are suitable, which protects the lamps from dust penetration.