Iron light fixtures have practical and decorative function at the same time. They have been popular in all times. Antique iron light fixtures were made of bronze (today this material is used only in expensive handmade things). They are usually made of latten, copper, alumina and different kinds of steel.
Pressed steel is the most widespread material in the production of lamps. It has become popular of the cheap pipelined way of manufacture. The main task of manufacturers is to protect the material from corrosion. For this purpose they use diffusion of gold, silver and bronze. Aluminium lamps have become popular because of their shine. Copper and latten are used very seldom, because of their high price. Such iron handmade light fixtures are used to decorate pubs, restaurants and mansions.
Forged iron light fixtures can be named a real masterpiece. There are two ways of making such light fixtures: hot and cold forging. During the hot forging metal should be heated up to 1000°C and then a foreman can make any model of it as if it is a clay. Here he gives the freedom to his fantasy and that’s why each work is unique and individual. During the cold forging metal is not heated so much and machine production is used in this case. Such lamps are much cheaper, but less elegant.
Metal lamps can be used in different rooms and combined with different styles. If the room is made in the style of high tech it will be appropriate to use metal frame and table lamps. Hanging lamps with the colourful metallic dome can be hanged above the dining table. They are also often used to decorate cafes and restaurants. As for the bedroom, it is better to combine iron with glass and crystal elements.
Metal lamps are durable and nice. They are very easy in cleaning. But you should remember that you can use only dry duster not to spoil if you want the lamp to serve you for a long time.