Modern Marvel of Design, Engineering and Energy-Efficiency

The World's Largest LED and Free-Hanging Chandelier will be illuminated by Meyda Lighting on Wednesday, April 2nd, at 6 PM, at the Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica, New York. Meyda Lighting, a Meyda Tiffany company and nation's leading manufacturer of decorative lighting, recently installed the chandelier after nearly one year of planning and production in its manufacturing facilities.

Designed and engineered with state-of-the-art technology and Green energy efficiency, The Stanley Chandelier is illuminated with 170 Phillips Lumileds Luxian light emitting diods in the main body, and 104 candelabra based Leds in the bobeches. The illumination of the fixture is equivalent to 720 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, but only uses power equivalent to eleven 100-watt incandescent light bulbs-- a 98.5% energy savings!

The life expectancy of the LED is 50 years under the Stanley's average reported usage. Expected life expectancy under normal household usage of LEDS is usually 15-20 years. There are no hazardous waste byproducts, such as mercury, to dispose of with the LEDs.

Custom crafted of steel, blown-glass and acrylic, this magnificent Meyda Lighting fixture is 35 feet in diameter, 17 feet tall, and 7,000 pounds. It is assembled in several sections of tubular steel trusses, plus a dozen sections of other steel trusses, framework and decorative embellishments.

The chandelier, hand-finished in Antique Gold and Bronze, was designed to complement the Stanley Theater's Mexican baroque Moorish theme. Each truss includes a steel arm featuring a hand-painted Green and White, Red glass-eyed serpent spiraling down. At the tip of each arm is a bobeche (eight in all), each with a diameter of 36 inches and designed to hold seven candles, ranging up to two feet in height. The bottom of each bobeche has been designed with a Red and Blue acrylic to coordinate with the nuances of the theater's color scheme. Sculpted steel candlesticks simulating wax drippings, feature blown-glass diffusers replicating candletip flames.

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