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Only at CLF, you can completely customize your selections:

Our lighting fixtures are not available anywhere else! You will not find any other company's products within our catalog. Custom Lighting Fixtures is the only place where you can customize your selections from measurements, glass shades, metal color and tubing style, even down to the smallest finial. This is especially important when trying to create a lighting theme within the same room - or from room to room - as we can coordinate all of your lights to match each other, from a single room to an entire house worth of lights!

The hundreds of lighting fixtures you will see within this website are shown as base models and are available as they are. But, they can also be modified in MANY ways to suit your individual tastes and/or spatial requirements. Since Custom Lighting Fixtures offers Custom, antique reproduction lighting fixtures, we would like to explain what Custom Options are available to you.

While we recommend that you call us to speak to a design consultant who can inform you of these Custom Options in more detail, you can, in the meantime, gain an understanding of them by reading the following

Interchangeable Glass and Shades
Our fixtures are designed to reproduce the antique lighting styles. It is our goal to design these reproductions as accurately as possible. Through careful research, we have decided on different glass styles which are available on almost all of our lighting fixtures and which reproduce the turn of the century gas lights and old electrics.

Most of our glasses are imported from France, Italy, England and Spain; many of which are hand blown and/or decorated.

If you see a lighting fixture which has a glass not suitable to your tastes or spatial arrangement, peruse through our many Glass Choices to find a replacement more to your liking or more advantageous to your spatial requirements.

The fitter size of the glass - or the edge of the glass which sits in the holder - will vary from 2", 3" or 4". We have several glass shades that reach the 8"-14" fitter size, usually used on flush mount Short Ceiling Fixtures. Since we hand craft our lighting fixtures with varying sizes of glass shades, you can alter your selection (which might use a 2" fitter) to accommodate your glass choice which requires a different sized fitter. Please keep in mind that we might need to alter the dimensions of the entire lighting fixture to accommodate your customizations.

We also have many lighting fixtures designed with Fabric Shades. This means if you see a model you like but it designed to hold glass shades, you can inform us and we will modify it to accept fabric shades.

Please note:
Altering glass or switching from glass to fabric or vice-versa might raise or lower the price of your selections.

Please call us Toll Free to speak to one of our professionals who will help you. 1.888.523.1999

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Customer Selection of Metal Finish
Another key feature in the design of our handcrafted lighting fixtures is your choice of Metal colors. There are many to choose from. You can CLICK HERE for an image of some of our finishes, the rest are listen below:

Polished Brass - This is a very high luster brass polished to a shiny finish. Adds elegance to a formal dining setting or otherwise.
It is also lacquered for durability. Upon request, your item may be unlaquered.
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Satin Brass -
Our brass parts are polished to a high shine then through the use of our own process, the metal is randomly scratched to create a beautiful satin polished brass look.

Darkened Polish - This is a very high luster brass polished with dark areas purposely left in the nooks and crannies of the brass castings. Creates a unique antique look while retaining it's sheen. It is also lacquered for durability. Upon request, your item may be unlaquered. Please note that smooth pieces such as tubes will not have more than a few speckles of dar but the cast pieces which are textured will have more dark.
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Antique Brass - A duller brass color not as bright and shiny as our polished brass. More for that rustic and aged look.
Our antique brass is more of an older finish which is not as shiny and appears to have aged over time. It is also lacquered to keep it at that state. Since our brass can be antiqued in many shades, we will ask you if you prefer a darker, lighter or medium antique brass look.
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Pewter -
Our Pewter is an older Gun Metal or Nickel finish that is not to dark and not too shiny (like chrome). The final finish is not perfectly even and you will notice different shades of nickel coloring throughout. We purposely leave imperfections on the glaze to reproduce the old world craftsmanship. If you prefer a more even look, please inform us if perhaps you would like a polished nickel - which is closer to chrome. It is also lacquered to keep it at that state.
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Antique Nickel - The same finish as our Pewter but with more imperfections left on the finish. The finish is roughly evened out. We purposely leave imperfections on the glaze to reproduce the old world craftsmanship. It is also lacquered to keep it at that state.
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Antique Brass and Pewter - a stunning combination, reminiscent of the old French Country Kitchen style. If you are considering a combination, please speak to one of our representatives. Many of our designs have a very beautiful natural mixing pattern. Some of our designs do not. Please listen to our opinions on this matter for your full satisfaction.
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You can also use any combination of metal colors you choose:

Polished Brass and Pewter - an elegant touch more towards the Old English look. Used predominantly in the early English times in the country.
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Polished Nickel - Our brass parts are plated to a high luster Nickel resembling chrome but a bit darker.
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Satin Nickel - Our brass parts are plated to a high luster Nickel then through the use of our own process, the metal is randomly scratched to create a beautiful satin nickel look.
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Chrome - Our fixtures can be made in a high polished plated Chrome to match your other chrome room accents or hardware. This is very useful when trying to match existing bathroom chrome hardware.

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Black Enamel - A high gloss, black enamel coating can be applied to any of our fixtures. This is a sprayed and baked on finish, not a plating.
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If your selection is pictured in a different metal color than you desire, the price may increase or decrease, depending on the desired metal color(s), fixtures(s) ordered and quantity of order.

NOTE: All fixtures (except nickel and chrome) are lacquered to preserve the metal. If you prefer not to have us lacquer your fixture, please tell us so at the time of your order.

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Tubing Style for Arms or Center Stem
We offer several different tubing styles all in different diameters. You may use one style or interchange the tubing styles within the same fixture. Our tubing styles may be used on our chandeliers, wall lights, sconces, or just about any other light we carry.

Smooth Tubing - This is our basic smooth tube which comes in sizes ranging from 3/8" up to 1 1/2" - although the larger diameters are usually reserved for center stems on our chandeliers.

Reeded Tubing - This is also called grooved tubing and resembles a Greek or Roman column. Also comes in 1/2" up to 1 1/2" - again we reserve the larger diameters for center pipes on chandeliers.

Rope Tubing - Resembles a brass rope which is used exclusively on arms and center stems. Sizes range from 1/2" up to 1 1/2".

Our Tubing is completely interchangeable from fixture to fixture. If you see a fixture on which you would like the tubing to be altered in size or style, please inform us at the time of your order.

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Variable Arm Length & Configurations
All of our lighting fixtures are displayed on our website with some form of measurement. These measurements are set only as a guideline and of what is most popular. You are not limited to keeping the dimensions shown.

If you would like to alter the hanging length of a fixture, for example, just tell us so at the time you place your order. We will advise you as to the best length
for your particular situation based on your decor and/or spatial requirements.

If you see a model displaying three arms and would like it designed with 5 or even 10 arms, this too can be done. Or we can go the other way and reduce the number of arms. We can even add an extra down light as shown here in Fixture C27.


NOTE: Altering your arm length or width, or changing the number of arms will raise or lower the price of your fixture depending on what is involved.

Please call us Toll Free to speak to one of our professionals who will help you. 1.888.523.1999

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No Exposed Wires or Chains
95% of our fixtures are designed so that you will see no exposed wires or chains. On some of our chain fixtures, it is part of the actual design to show the wiring. We take extra care to ensure that our wires are well hidden and test all wires for electrical continuity and safety before shipping.

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Customer Choice of Mounting Plates/Canopies
While you look through our catalog of hundreds of beautiful lighting fixtures, you will notice a variety of different Back Plates - also known as Mounting Plates or Canopies. If your selection has a Back Plate which is not suitable to your personal tastes or decor, feel free to look through our selection of Back Plates to find one you like better. This will usually not alter the price of any fixture.

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Custom Drop Height Dimension
Different rooms require different lighting applications. Your dining room may have a 12 foot ceiling while your bedroom only 8 feet. We recognize this and also understand that personal tastes play a big part in customizations. When you place your order, we will discuss your ceiling heights to determine the best hanging length for your selections.

Hanging length (height) - the distance from your celing to the lowest part of the light.

Altering the hanging length from what is shown on our pictures can alter the price of your selections. Adding length is usually a bit more while reducing length can save you a few dollars, however if you raise or lower the height within 12 inches or so, we will not charge more or less.

Please call us Toll Free to speak to one of our professionals who will help you. 1.888.523.1999

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Custom Fixture Width Dimension
A dining room table 12 feet long will require a wider fixture than what may be shown on our pictures - again depending on your personal tastes. It is our pleasure to accommodate this requirement for you. Just let us know the dimensions that the fixture needs to be and we will build it that way. When you call in your order, we will listen and advise, based on your decor and the spatial parameters we need to work within.

Some of our lights also show Oval Measurement. Put simply, if you draw an imaginary line connecting the ends of each of the arms, they will not be in a circular pattern but more in an oval shape. This is an excellent feature - especially for rectangular tables - which can be incorporated into our four, six, eight, ten or twelve arm hanging or ceiling lights. Using an Oval Configuration works best with oval or rectangular tables whereby the longer arms of your fixtures are pointing towards the head and foot of the table. This oval shape can be customized as per your requests.

Please call us Toll Free to speak to one of our professionals who will help you. 1.888.523.1999

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Ball Joint Mount for Slope Ceilings
All of our ceiling and hanging fixtures - except for a few pendants - are designed with a Ball Joint right below the base of the Back Plate. This is done for three reasons:

First, many homes have irregular or sloped ceilings. This ball joint will keep the fixture hanging perfectly straight anywhere it is hung.

Secondly, suppose you accidentally bang into your new kitchen island fixture. With our ball joint in place, the fixture will move if it is struck by an object reducing the damage and absorbing the shock.

Third, the ball joint allows you to spin the fixture to position it in the position which is most to your liking. If the ball joint was not in place and the electrical box in your ceiling did not perfectly line up with the mounting hardware, you might possibly be stuck with IE a two arm kitchen island pendant whose arms are perpendicular to the island's length instead of parallel.

If you prefer not to have the ball joint installed, simply tell us so at the time of your order.

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Swivel Arms for Directional Lighting
A feature of antique lighting is, in some instances, moveable glass. We can install a smaller Ball Joint above each glass holder which will allow you to move the glass around a 15 degree radius. Please tell your sales representative or designer that you wish to have this feature installed.

This feature works especially well on our wall sconces. In many cases, a wall sconce is used to showcase a work of art or plants. A swivel will allow you to direct the light a bit more where it is needed.

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Face Up or Down Glass Direction
We can configure the arms of your hanging lights or sconces so that the glass faces up or down. While this cannot be done on all of our fixtures, the majority of them can handle it.

However, some of our glass holders do not use screws to hold them in place. Rather, the glass simply sits in a cup holder. Turning the arms of this type of light upside down is not adviseable as the glass will fall out of the holder.

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Adding Switches
We can add a switch to any of our lighting fixtures. The switch will be installed on the canopy and will be in the metal color of your fixture. We can also install an on/off switch on the wire leading to the socket or we can install a regular on/off or 3-way switch which is built into the socket itself. This configuration is most common on floor and table lamps. Some people prefer pull chains which is also most common on table lamps but can actually be installed on any style fixture.

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Please don't hesitate to call us Toll Free at 1.888.523.1999 with any comments or questions you may have.