I started by reversing the lamp holder position of 6 TERTIAL lamps so that they could rotate down when the chandelier was in the ceiling.
To do that I had to remove the lamp holders, turn them around and reconnect them. The plugs were cut off.
I used a 5 cm square aluminum tube 140 cm long and made two eyelets for ceiling hanging.
The holes for the lamps are 40 cm apart (10 cm from edges); the lamps were secured in position with 1,5 mm thick wire rings attached to their spokes.
The cables were connected and the chandelier was ready!
~ by Ricardo Gonçalves, Porto, Portugal
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