How do LED Chandeliers Work?

March 10, 2022

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At the Contemporary Chandelier Company, we specialise in providing unique custom designer chandeliers using glass, crystal and LED lights. Today we are going to focus on how LED lights actually work as well as the glass and crystal chandeliers we offer with LED lights, and how the use of a heat sink can help ensure optimum performance. Read on to find out more.

How LED Lights Work

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, and these kinds of lights work by passing an electrical current through a microchip, which illuminates the diode, which results in the emission of light. The heat that LEDs produce is absorbed into a heat sink, which helps them to produce light up to 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. They are incorporated into bulbs and fixtures, and due to their small size, they can offer unique design opportunities, as well as innovation in lighting form factors, also fitting a wider breadth of applications than traditional lighting technologies.

Contemporary LED Glass Chandeliers

Our glass chandeliers are fitted with our in-house, self-built LED modules. Using a range of handmade hot glass techniques to produce a wide range of objects, both blown and solid, these are designed to enhance the properties of the glass forms. When made into a chandelier, these lights are designed specifically to enhance the immediate environment, acting as a vibrant centrepiece.

Contemporary LED Crystal Chandeliers

Our crystal chandeliers combine a high quality Austrian crystal with remote controllable LED downlights within the top plate. We began producing bespoke designs when clients requested a higher quality of crystal, along with better lighting and control. In order to create a more modern designs, we started to emphasise the sculptural side, offering a more contemporary feel whilst keeping the traditional element of sparkle associated with cut crystal.

The Role of the Heat Sink

As mentioned, LEDs use heat sinks in order to absorb the heat produced by the LED and disperse it into the surrounding environment. This not only stops them from overheating and burning out, but the thermal management ensures a long-lasting light, which is not only less wasteful and better for the environment, but also makes sense when dealing with complex lighting fixtures such as chandeliers. LEDs typically do not burn out or fail when they come to the end of their lifespan, but rather their brightness dims over time in a process known as ‘lumen depreciation’. The end of their use is usually seen as when their output decreases by 30 percent.

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To discover more about our range of modern LED chandeliers, get in touch with us by completing our online contact form or emailing us at You can call also us on 01939 232 652 in order to speak to a member of our team directly and we will be happy to help you with any queries you may have for us.

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