5 Factors Influencing The Cost Of Custom Lighting Fixture

More and more individual hoteliers are following leading hotel chains to use custom lighting fixtures to decorate their lobbies and guest rooms. But most individual hoteliers are specialists in hospitality management but may not be professional at interior design. When planning to order a or a series of good looking and entirely unique custom made lighting fixtures but unsure what elements will influence the price and quality? How long time would the lead time be? Are Chinese manufacturers reliable? Now we take a look at some of the factors and key questions influencing the cost and quality of custom lighting.

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We are frequently queried by clients for what a bespoke light fitting is about to cost. Ultimately, the cost is extremely variable and it really comes down to a question of what clients want and value. Here are five of the key factors influencing the cost of having a piece of decorative lighting fixture custom made:

  1. Design of fixture. Is a bespoke light fitting being entirely designed or built from an standard model? To we manufacturers, do we have to spend time and labor on design work? Have clients have got drawings with specifications from their interior designers?  Or is it a simple modification of an existing design? Design effort should not be underestimated and represents a fundamental step in the production of any quality fixtures.
  1. Materials. Mass-produced lighting fixtures often use iron and zinc-bearing alloy to minimize production costs. Solid brass and stainless steel made quality fixtures are more preferable for high-end and hospitality contract market. Solid brass and guilt bronze always add a great deal of character. Up to now, it’s not always a cheaper option due to the cost of raw material. The benefit is that solid brass or guilt bronze made chandeliers are not easily get rusted, which could lasts its elegance for 20 years and longer.
  1. Manufacturing quality. Bespoke light fitting production by a good lighting manufacturer is unlikely to be based on a flat-pack design and most definitely not manufactured to be mass-produced at the lowest possible cost. We specialize in creating quality custom fixtures built to last a lifetime at reasonable costs or lower.bespoke light fittings
  1. Labor costs. Customers are occasionally wondered if it’s reliable to source from a Chinese supplier. Why prices from a Chinese lighting fixture manufacturer takes only 15-30% of an US based supplier’s offer? It’s easy to overlook the high wages of workers and costs of rent and material of US and Europe based factories. China is the factory of the world, it’s easy to source all components for manufacturing all different designs of custom fixture. Raw material and labor cost in China is only 10% of the US. In custom lighting and contract hospitality lighting industry, skilled craftsmen takes a large part of the fabrication work. Unlike mass-produced fixtures, every custom light piece is made to order. More skilled craftsmen are involved in production. When requesting offers from any suppliers whether US or China based, remember to have all specifications listed on quotation sheet and PI. That would protect both buyers and suppliers.
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  1. Order Quantity. The per unit cost of production will evidently reduce when making multiples of a same design at the same time. On a per item basis, there will be less time spent sourcing raw materials, taking measurements and setting up tooling.An one piece order custom fixture is expected to cost more than the ones produced at volume.

A custom lighting fixture manufacturer can help hoteliers, interior designers,contractors,even resident clients to bring their ideas and concepts into reality. If you’ve found a large crystal chandelier in a high-end shopping mall and you want to have it modified for your next hotel project. Or if you’ve seen a series of table lamps and floor lamps in a branded hotel and you want to bring the smart design to your sweet home. Then contact us and you will find us able to produce it or them for you at a much lower cost even with freight added.

The true value of ordering custom made lighting fixtures is clients getting exactly what they want directly from experts in custom lighting industry. Quality lighting fixtures would help clients to save more costs in maintain. It’s an investment rather than just an order.

The easiest and best way to get the cost for your custom lighting fixtures is by communicating directly with Splendor Lighting’s talented designers. Email us with your drawings,specifications,sketches or even just ideas, we’ll get you with the smartest solution and most competitive offer. If crystals are used in your bespoke lighting fixtures, we would like to offer free crystal samples for your reference. More info you can visit: splendorcrystal.


How to Order Custom Chandeliers from A Chinese Manufacturer?

Why custom design chandeliers and other lighting fixtures have always been accepted accepted to world branded hotel chains for decades? As a certain part of the interior decorations, lighting fixtures must be designed and installed perfectly to suit the space and interior style. It will have the exact dimensions you need, whether it’s an extra large crystal chandelier hung in the center of the hotel lobby, or small pieces including table lamps and floor lamps used for guest room lighting. It will have all the options you are looking for: enough drawers. Whether you are the hotelier or the contractor, you don’t have to spend months searching high and low, from supplier to supplier, in hopes that someone has magically anticipated your needs; just contact Splendor Lighting, a professional custom lighting fixtures manufacturer based in China, tell us what you want or send us the drawings, we will quote and get it done!

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First you can contact Splendor Lighting via e-mail or post service to describe what you have in mind or send all drawings and specifications, a whether it is a super large crystal chandelier for a hotel lobby or entryway or a series of table lamps, floor lamps and wall sconces for hospitality use. We work from whatever inspires you, whether it is a fixture that you see on our website or a photo from your favorite magazine, website or of that unattainable antique. We have very strong capabilities and abundant experiences to help to bring your concepts and ideas into reality.

Whether what you send us is a just sketch or a photograph. Size, finish and metal type are completely up to you and your needs. Once all specifications to the custom chandeliers have been decided upon we will give you a quote. Once we receive a deposit (30% to 50% depending on lead time and project scopes) for the order we can have the custom design chandeliers into our production schedule.

The chandelier fabrication process begins with scaled drawings of your design and finish selection. We always pay close attention to selecting metal and finish matching your budget and interior overall look. In most cases, solid brass is widely used in many high-end chandelier lights to ensure a nice and extravagant look and also a longer life span. All of our custom chandelier lights are built using time tested, traditional methods and joinery, that ensure this piece will still be stunning for decades even generations from now. If you or your inspection team have interest in coming to visit Splendor Lighting at any point in the process to see your piece of chandelier lighting that is more than welcome. If you are not visiting China during the fabrication, we can help to take photos of the fabrication process of the custom chandeliers you order and have them sent to you via email. We have found that most western clients enjoy following the fabrication process of their lighting orders. Either way you choose, we always keep in touch, making sure you are informed on every step of progress and how your ordered chandeliers are coming along.

We use superb quality iron,steel,solid brass and leaded crystals on each and every piece of custom chandelier light we make, the finest materials from China even the world available today. We purchase and store raw materials in quantity to reduce the price of each single custom piece. This means all materials can be tracked where they were imported from and which supplier made by. Swarovski, Asfour and Chinese K9 crystals are all available fromSplendor Lighting. If you have any points unclear regarding metals,finishes or crystals, please let us know, we can help you to get clear understandings of all factors.

Besides of the raw materials for custom chandelier lighting fabrication, we also have a wide range of finishes used for different looks, styles and applications. We will assist and guide you to decide and understand what finishes will be your needs for all aspects. 24K gold, chrome, antique bronze, antique brass, nickle, flemish and all other finishes in custom chandelier lighting industry are available from Splendor Lighting.

The lead times for most custom lighting fabrication processes can range from 2 weeks to 3 weeks depending on quantity, complexity and our current work load. We will give you the estimated completion time before an order is made and this is printed on the sales contract or commercial invoice. We schedule production orders to the maximum of our capabilities and do the best to maintain every step. We Splendor Lighting craftsmen and sales team are always confident and proud clients will consider your custom pieces worth the wait. Lead times of Splendor Lighting are already much shorter than US and European suppliers due to the lower labor costs and abundant local resources for custom chandelier lighting industry.

Once your custom chandelier lighting fixtures are completely made, the packing process usually takes another 1 to 3 days. The balance will be due upon completion, prior to delivery. We accept bank transfer and L/C for contractors and dealers, Paypal and western union for personal buyers.

Splendor Lighting ships worldwide by air cargo,courier and sea freight. Please contact us for more information or to get a quote. We guarantee our custom chandelier lights against defects in craftsmanship and material for a 20 years. If cared appropriately, our fixtures should work for your hotel and all applications for decades.

Since we have briefly introduced how to order one or a series of custom chandelier lighting pieces from Splendor Lighting. You may have prepared your ideas or drawings with specifications for pricing. Whether the custom fixtures are shown on our catalog or project portfolio or all new custom designs you have in mind. Contact us for a best quote on the particular custom chandelier light. We always enjoy working closely with our clients around the world to make that custom pieces of chandelier lighting realities. Feel free to discuss design, material, finish or size with us. Free crystal samples are available upon request. Most of the time the chandelier lights we fabricate are made-to-order, but occasionally we keep some latest or classic design pieces available in our showroom. We will mark those chandeliers or sconces “in stock” on the product list page.

Please feel free to contact us via email or visit our custom chandelier lighting facilities and company at any time. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you here in China. More info you can visit splendorcrystal.

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