Chandeliers and wiring

  1. Voltage. There is a misconception that the wiring of the lamp is different from country to country because the voltage is different.  It isn’t.  Wire conduct electricity whether it is 110 volt or 220 volt – wire doesn’t discriminate.  So long as you use a bulb purchased in the US (made for 110 volt usage), you don’t have to worry about the voltage difference.
Pro Tip: Don’t bring a lamp from abroad with a light bulb in it and plug it into a socket in the US.  If you do, the light produced from the bulb will be very dim or just won’t work.


  1. Bulb socket. The most common bulb sockets used in the US are E26 (standard/medium) and E12 (candelabra/chandelier).  The European equivalents are E27 and E14 bulb sockets.  You can fit an E26 (US) bulb in an E27 bulb socket, so you will be able to use an American E26 bulb with without much problem if you have a European E27 bulb socket. But, the smaller American chandelier base bulbs (E12) will not fit an E14 bulb socket.  You will either have to get an adapter (widely available) that converts E14 to E12 or change the bulb socket. 

Pro tip: Don’t insert a US chandelier base bulb into the E14 socket and turn it on to test it.  The bulb could go deep into the bulb socket and short circuit, which will cause there to be a spark, bulb to burn out and melt the metal or plastic inside the bulb socket.

  1. Wiring. This is where you have to be careful.  We have seen many light fixtures sold in Belgium, France and other countries where the wiring is an extremely thin gauge wire.   Wire gauge that is very thin heats up fast and is a fire risk, so this is not a matter to be taken lightly.  In the US, we typically used 18 gauge wire in lamps, which is about 1mm thick.  The correct thickness (gauge) of the wire depends on the amps that the bulb is going to draw, the higher the wattage of the bulb or bulbs, the higher the amp load it is placing on the wire.  With typical Turkish mosaic chandeliers that have multiple bulbs, you have to consider not just the rating of each individual strand but also the rating of the line that connects to these individual strands and goes into the wall.  

Pro Tip: Without getting into the technical details, we recommend that you start with LED bulbs that are low wattage (5-7 watts).  The mosaic globes will not appear as beautiful or sparkly as when used with higher wattage incandescent bulbs (because of the difference in color temperature), but it is safer to use your fixture with these bulbs until you can figure out the wire gauge used and what wattage bulbs will be safe to use. 

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