You may request an individual sample finish at no charge (1

request per customer, please).  If you need more than 1

sample finish, they are available at $5 per finish.  This

amount will be deducted from any order of $200 or more

received within 90 days of your request.

At Lightworks, we offer the following custom options:


Standard Sizes Finishes

Switches and Sockets

Other Custom Features

Vaulted Ceilings Ordering
Specialty Rod or Chain Shipping, Returns, Warranty


We have two standard widths for all multi-arm ceiling fixtures

and wall sconces. All measurements DO NOT include the size

of glass shades or art glass lantern shades. For shade sizes see

the shade section. For art glass lantern sizes see the specific fixture

or call, fax or e-mail for an exact measurement.

Standard Ceiling Fixture Small Sizes

4-arm:              Height 28"                         Width 18"

3-arm:              Height 28"                         Width 16"


Standard Ceiling Fixture Large Sizes

4-arm:              Height 33"                         Width 22"

3-arm:              Height 33"                         Width 20"       


Standard Sconce Sizes

Double Sconces: Height 6 1/2" across or up and down

                       Width 12" across 4"-6" or width of shade for up and down

                       Depth 8"

Single Sconces:  Height 6 1/2"

                       Width 4"-6" or width of shade

                       Depth 6"-8"



Custom Sizes: If our standard width is not exactly what you need, our

ceiling fixtures and sconces can be customized in whatever width you

desire. There is a fee of $50.00 for any requested non-standard width

up to three feet. If you order a non-standard width over three feet, our

fee is $50.00 plus $10.00 for each foot or portion thereof over three feet.

All light fixtures hanging on a single rod or chain can be varied in length

from a desired minimum length up to a maximum of a three foot drop.

The drop in this instance is determined by measuring the fixture from the

point it meets the ceiling to the bottom of the shade holder. A charge of

$15 per foot or portion thereof for each additional foot will be added for

any fixture length over three feet. Fixtures using square chain or rod or

other specialty decorative chain, are charged $30 per foot for

additional footage.

Fixtures with multiple rods or chain usually specify the standard length

range on the fixture description page. Any variation from those lengths

will result in a charge of $15 per foot per rod or chain. That means a

fixture hanging from two rods or chains would be $15 x 2 for each

additional foot, and a fixture with four rods or chains would be $15 x 4

for each additional foot. Fixtures using square chain or rod or other specialty

decorative chain, are charged $30 per foot for additional footage.


We are also able to vary the depth of our wall sconces on request.

There often is no additional charge for increasing or decreasing the

depth of a wall sconce. Just ask.

We offer many hand-applied, hand-rubbed finishes at Lightworks and a

painted matte black finish. All our metal finishes are organic and

biodegradeable and continue to patina and change with time, although

those that are lacquered will hold up for a longer time in their original

finish. Fixtures without lacquer have a more aged look and more

variation in tone. Fixtures with lacquer tend to have a more even finish.

Some of our finishes are more complex and more expensive to produce,

so an extra fee is added for those finishes. See the fixture descriptions for

price breakdowns by finish. Samples of finishes are available on request.

Our finishes include:

Antique Bronze:

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This finish provides a very authentic looking antique coloring.

It is a dark brown finish, unlacquered, with obvious variations

in overall tone. It continues to change with time and has an

overall mottled appearance.


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This finish is dark brown in color and always comes with an

applied satin matte lacquer. It has a uniform dark brown color.

Dark bronze:

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This finish is darker brown (almost black) in color and comes

with an applied satin matte lacquer and paint overspray.  It has

a unform very dark brown color.

Bronze with highlights:

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This finish is a Lightworks exclusive.  This is a bronze finish with

an applied satin lacquer.  Raised portions are then hand-rubbed

to expose the natural brass below.  This finish also works well on

mission fixtures where the edges of the square pieces are hand-rubbed

for a sharp looking effect.  For a sample of this, see our Wexler sconce.

Dark bronze with highlights:

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Another lightworks exclusive, this finish is a very dark brown

(almost black) finish with an applied satin lacquer and paint overlay.

Like our bronze with highlights finish, raised portions are hand-rubbed

to expose the natural brass below. 


Natural brass (smooth finish - lacquered):

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The lacquered version of our natural brass finish is nice and

uniform and has a mellow gold color.

Natural brass (mottled finish - unlacquered):

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The unlacquered version of our natural brass finish is a

non-uniform finish that mimics the aging process of brass

and will continue to change with time. For another sample

of how this finish has aged over time, see the Suzanne Model sconce.

Old Brass:

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This is a lacquered finish with an aged brass tone.  For a

sample of this finish, see the Bentley and Hausler Sconce

(photo above).


Gold Tint:

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This finish is similar to a lacquered natural brass finish but

has a brigher gold (gilded) finish.  A gold tint lacquer is used

to get the look of bright gilding.

Burnished brass:

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Bronze and mellow gold (natural brass) in color, this

finish comes with a satin matte lacquer and has obvious

variations in tone.  Basically, a bronze finish is applied and

then hand brushed to get a burnished effect.

Polished brass:

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This is a bright brass hand-polished finish.  It is available

with or without a gloss lacquer.  A gloss lacquer will keep

the polished brass uniform in color and tone.  Unlacquered

polished brass will patina over time.


Brushed nickel gloss - hand-rubbed:

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This is a hand-rubbed nickel finish (there's actually silver in this finish)with a gloss lacquer.  This is a smooth finish and is well suited

for bathrooms and kitchens and matches the hue of stainless

steel appliances.

Brushed nickel satin - hand-rubbed:

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This is also a hand-rubbed nickel finish, but the finish is satin

and has a more antiqued look. The finish has a smooth surface

texture but may take on slight mottling with time.

Antique brushed nickel - hand-rubbed:

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This is a hand-rubbed brushed nickel finish with a small amount

of satin lacquer.  It is very mottled, so as to produce a very

antiqued look.

Polished nickel - hand-rubbed:

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Another hand-rubbed finish from Lightworks, this finish has a

gloss lacquer and is uniform in color and tone.  It is less glossy

than a plated polished nickel finish (see below), but as with most

of our finishes, it is more environmentally friendly than a plated

finish (to both human and planet).  Common to most polished nickel

finishes, it has a bit of a gold hue.


Antique polished nickel - hand-rubbed:

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This polished nickel finish has a dark silver tone and obvious

variations in the finish.  It is used on fixtures where an antiqued

look is desired.


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The pewter finish has a dark gray tone.


Black Matte:

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This is a painted black finish sealed with a matte lacquer. 

Antique red-brown - hand-rubbed:

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A rustic finish with red and brown tones, this finish has obvious

variations in tone and surface texture.  This is an unlacquered

finish that will continue to patina.


This finish is meant to mimic copper that has taken on a

greenish hue over time. The finish is a green/blue color

over a dark bronze finish. Satin matte lacquer is applied

to this finish. The finish has obvious variations in overall tone.

Polished copper - hand-rubbed:

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Another specialty finish, this finish is available only on

certain fixtures and on special request. Prices for this finish

vary from fixture to fixture. Polished copper is a bright copper

finish with a gloss lacquer applied and has a uniform copper

tone. It is also available unlacquered and will eventually patina

to a dark brown.

Other specialty finishes:
At Lightworks, we can customize a finish for you if you supply us with

a sample. The fee for these finishes depends on the finish you request

and the fixture to which you need it applied.


Unless otherwise specified, all light fixtures come with non-switch sockets.

However, we can add turn-key or pull-chain sockets to most ceiling fixtures

and wall sconces. If you prefer, we can add a rotary, turn-knob, or dimmer

switch to most of our ceiling fixtures and sconces. Switch sockets and fixture

switches are $10 each and $20 for each dimmer switch.

For an example of a turn-key socket see The Aurora.

For an example of a pull-chain socket see The Sundance.

For an additional $25.00, we can adapt most of our ceiling fixtures to

mount on a vaulted ceiling.

SPECIALTY ROD OR CHAIN: In addition to plain, round tube, we offer

round tube which is embossed,reeded, or twisted tube which can be used

on many of our ceiling fixtures and sconces. Round and square tube also

comes in various width sizes. Talk to us about the various options available

in rod and chain to further customize your fixture from Lightworks. We’ll

quote you a price based on the amount and the type of rod or chain you request.

For an example of reeded tube see The Kissner (3/4" tube) or The Shuster (3/8" tube)

For an example of twisted tube see The Dayton (3/4" tube) or The Koehler (3/8" tube)

For an example of embossed tube see Embossed Tube (3/4" tube).

By now, you may have realized that at Lightworks we encourage you to customize

your own fixture so that it will be just the way you want it to be. Don’t be afraid

to ask if we can combine the style of two or more fixtures, change a shade holder,

or substitute a different ceiling canopy. If you’re really feeling adventurous, design

your own fixture or bring in or send us a picture. Of our current models, over half

were produced this way. If you do design a fixture, we will happily place it in our

catalog and name it after you or let you choose whatever name you want for the



Currently, all orders are by telephone, fax, or email only. We do

accept Visa and Mastercard. We require 100% down on all fixtures

before we will schedule them for production. Prices and finishes as

reflected on this web site are subject to change.  We will supply you

with current prices and verify finishes once your order is placed.

All lighting orders are subject to a minimum additional 10% fee for

shipping within the continental United States. All over-sized shipments

require a per fixture quote.  Sales tax will be added for orders shipped within

Minnesota. If we made a mistake in the manufacture of your lighting fixture,

you may return the light fixture to Lightworks after contacting us. Otherwise,


NON-RETURNABLE.  Credit will be issued for returned items, less shipping costs,

if applicable.  All returns must be made within 30 days of the date of shipping.

Returns must be in original condition and include a receipt.  Note that once products

are installed, they are not considered to be in original condition.  You must ship

prepaid in order for us to accept a return of an item. We do not refund shipping costs,

unless we made an error in the manufacture of your item.

Authentic antique fixtures can be returned for a STORE CREDIT ONLY - NO

REFUNDS, WITHIN 7 DAYS OF PURCHASE.  There is a 25% restocking fee

(based on purchase price) for all returned antique fixtures.  Sales of all

altered antique fixtures (lenghtened, shortened, change of finish or other

alterations) ARE FINAL.


Our products are guaranteed for two (2) years after receipt against defects in

materials and workmanship.  Light fixtures must be used with the proper type

of bulb within the maximum allowable wattage.  We do not guarantee against damage

caused by the use of improper light bulbs. 

Our warranty does not cover:

1.  Changes in the look of unlacquered brass finishes;

2.  Vintage or antique light fixtures which are sold as is;

3.  Cost of removal or re-installation;

4.  Normal wear and tear, including weather related damage;

5.  Damage to finishes caused by exposure to weather, corrosive products and

     improper cleaning and maintenance;

6.  Damage to fixtures or shades from improper use of light bulbs;

7.  Light bulbs and other consumable goods.


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