A lampshade is a fixture that covers the light bulb on a lamp to diffuse the light it emits. Lampshades can be made out of a wide variety of materials like paper, glass, or stone. Usually conical or cylindrical in shape, lampshades can be found on floor, desk, tabletop, or suspended lamps. The term can also apply to the glass hung under many designs of ceiling lamp. Beyond its practical purpose, significant emphasis is also usually given to decorative and aesthetic features.
A common form of lamp shade on a floor lamp, for example, uses cloth or paper with a loose weave to block significant amounts of light in a horizontal direction. At the same time, the shade permits light to flow from the top and bottom.
A chandelier also known as girandole, candelabra lamp, or least commonly suspended lights) is a branched ornamental light fixture designed to be mounted on ceilings or walls. Chandeliers are often ornate, and normally use incandescent light bulbs, though some modern designs also use fluorescent lamps and recently LEDs.
Chandelier as "a branched, decorative lighting fixture that holds a number of bulbs or candles and is suspended from a ceiling." In the interest of fire safety, today's chandeliers rarely hold candles, but they still impart an incomparable ambiance. The type of chandelier you choose will depend on your decorating scheme, the scale of your room, and the electrical outlets available.
The chandelier market is projected to expand at a significant growth rate during the forecast period. The rising disposable incomes, changing lifestyles, and innovative chandelier designs by manufacturers are the factors driving the growth of this market. Additionally, consumers also have a rising trend to use energy efficient lights, which are long lasting and also cut down on the utility bills. This trend is considered to be the major factor leading to the increase in demand for chandeliers. However, technical difficulties in its installation and high investment costs act as a restraint toward growth of the market. Moreover, lack of availability of parts and specialized lights after damage also hinders the growth of the global chandelier market. In order to overcome the cost constraint of chandeliers, manufacturers are focusing on developing products at cost competitive prices.
The global chandelier market is segmented by type, category, material, end use, distribution channel, and region. The chandelier market is divided into three types: classical, modern, and transitional. By category type, the market is segmented by the lighting direction namely uplight, downlight, cluster, and pendant. Based on material, the market is segmented into crystal, glass & colored glass, wood, metal, and others such as brass, fabric etc. By end use, the chandelier market is divided into residential and commercial which can be further classified into offices, hotels & restaurants, and others such as malls, hospitals etc. In terms of distribution channel, chandeliers are available online such as on e-commerce websites and brand websites and also available offline in department stores, hypermarkets, and specialty stores.