Moravian Star Light
Customer Reviews Margaret showRating The first star I received was damaged in shipping, and Shades of Light promptly sent another one, which was perfect. This light fixture is beautiful and of high quality. It was easy for the electrician to install, and changing bulbs is a snap (which is not true of all Moravian Stars). Mine is in my hallway, and the light from the 40W bulb is sufficient for the area. Had the wattage been higher, I would have put one in the kitchen. I had it installed with a dimmer switch, so it also serves as a gorgeous night light. It’s definitely worth the money; I admired this from afar for too long. After installation, I posted some pictures on Facebook, plus this link, and it got lots of likes and comments. Susan showRating Beautiful fixture. We put it up in our kitchen with a 60 watt clear Edison-style LED bulb. It casts a gorgeous glowing pattern on the ceiling. Since we have other lighting in the kitchen, the wattage limitation is not an issue. Very high quality fixture and easy to change the bulb. LALA showRating YOU CAN USE A 60 WATT LED BULB IN THIS IF YOU NEED MORE LIGHT Jen showRating I LOVE this light fixture, however, the only reason I’m giving it 3 stars is because of the low wattage. Please please please make a light as fabulous as this with higher wattage! I want to put this in my hallway on the 2nd floor, but being the only source of light in that area this just won’t cut it. Amy showRating Looks great in our guest bedroom. Love the uniqueness of it. Hard to clean the inside glass. Cathy Kelly showRating I received a Moravian Star light as a thank you gift!! How fabulous is that!!? Jamee Parish showRating This is such a “fun”, unique, and well-made fixture. We absolutely love it. Patrice showRating Very pretty, but 40 watts is not enough light – especially since the light is fragmented. Meredith Ashley showRating I just received this ceiling light and it’s as pretty in person as it is online. It was shipped quickly and was packaged well. It looks very well made and I cannot wait to install it. I’ll update my review once I do. anne showRating in our entry hall. looks amazing and fits perfect with the 8 ft ceiling. have gotten many compliments! Kathryn showRating Love this light. We have a low ceiling we needed a light fixture that would look great so I ordered the Moravian Star Ceiling Light in Nickel. It is well constructed and looks great. Meaghan showRating Gorgeous light fixture and relatively easy to install. I am so happy with this purchase. Christine Temple showRating Would love to see this in shiny brass. ZJ showRating We installed this light in our foyer and even my 2 year old noticed it. She says “pretty star” every time she walks by it. I love that it appeals to everyone in my family. Ashley showRating I love this light and it gets a lot of compliments. The 40w was perfect for us, for our upstairs living space. I was looking for low, sort of mood lighting. Ambiance. It was pretty easy to install and it looks amazing. Definitely worth the splurge! Mike B showRating Nice piece, installed easily. 40 watt is too dim as incandescent. We’ll need to find brighter bulb in LED/CFL . We’ll lose the sparkle quality Im sure, but light will still be attractive. email@example.com showRating Please make this in brass. nancy showRating shades of light was the only place I could find a Moravian star with a silver finish. it is beautiful and I’m very happy with it. I wanted it as accent light in a bathroom. be aware if you want it as a primary light you need a larger fixture. this one will only hold a small size 40w bulb. it is perfect for what I needed Sandy showRating Arrived promptly, very well packaged. Have yet to install, as we are still under construction. Fixture is beautiful appears very well made. Sarah showRating Nice fixtures! Bought 3 for covered porch. Looks best with clear vintage bulbs. Great ambiance.
Moravian Star Light
Star Lantern and Hanging Star Light Fixtures are nowadays made by artisans in many countries around the world. The most commonly used materials are glass, tin, and paper. The nicest Stars we found so far are made in Mexico. Morocco has a nice tradition of making all kinds of star lanterns as well. We continue working closely with artists in Mexico and plan on expanding our star light fixture selection. We strive to offer you the very best in Moravian star lighting. Star lamps can be used as Christmas Stars or for any time of the year just as a great decorative lamp. Use them as star light pendant lamps or star table lamps, what ever your choice may be.
Moravian Star Light
A symbol of warmth and welcome, the Moravian star is a popular porch light. Traditionally clad in dark metal and dangling from a chain, this updated model has a shiny finish and semi-flush-mount styling. Moravian Star Ceiling Light in Nickel, about $179; shadesoflight.com
Moravian Star Light
I have a big crush on star-shaped lanterns, which are called Moravian Stars. These star pendants make this hallway glow. Tip: Moravian Stars date back to a Protestant community in Germany, and they were originally used as Christmas decorations.
Moravian Star Light Fixture Sizes: All star light fixtures are hand made and some slight variations have to be expected. Our quality control efforts with our artists in Mexico have paid off and produced consistent results. So how do we measure the lamps? We measure from tip to tip diagonal across. We do not measure the hanging loop. If you wanted to measure one yourself, put the star light on a flat surface, I suggest a large enough table, and hold the star so only one tip touches the table and the opposite sides tip points straight up towards the ceiling. If you now measure from the table surface to the highest reaching point you will get an accurate measurement.
Every night will be a starry night with this tin and clear glass panel light in Blackened Bronze or Nickel. Elegant in its simplicity, this ceiling light is great for entry foyers and will share its star qualities with bath rooms, vanities, game rooms and kitchens. An excellent choice for rooms with an 8 foot ceiling height in which you wish to add a little drama. The first Moravian star is known to have originated in the 1830's as a geometry lesson, however this captivating shape quickly left the classroom to become a style icon as faithful as the north star! 40 watts (medium base socket). Ceiling cap: 5″. (14″Hx13.5″W)
Margaret showRating The first star I received was damaged in shipping, and Shades of Light promptly sent another one, which was perfect. This light fixture is beautiful and of high quality. It was easy for the electrician to install, and changing bulbs is a snap (which is not true of all Moravian Stars). Mine is in my hallway, and the light from the 40W bulb is sufficient for the area. Had the wattage been higher, I would have put one in the kitchen. I had it installed with a dimmer switch, so it also serves as a gorgeous night light. It’s definitely worth the money; I admired this from afar for too long. After installation, I posted some pictures on Facebook, plus this link, and it got lots of likes and comments.
Our Moravian Star Kit is adapted from this design and consists of a translucent 26-point, 21″ star, electrical cord, and bulb. It may be hung indoors or outside in a sheltered area and is made of durable plastic. Assembly is required. 99068
The space mixes elegant finishes and streamlined accessories with the occasional antique, like the dressing table bench and the urn, and with an eclectic Moravian star pendant light. The result is a balanced, serene and relaxing space, one every parent of four children deserves.
Next IMAGE 1 OF 11 Photo by Andrew McCaul Geometry Lesson See-Through Vintage Patina Pierced Metal Pearly White Stained Glass Amber Glow Seeded Style Antique Look Frosted Glass Gem Tones Geometry Lesson They seem too handsome for something that started out in a geometry lesson, but that’s where these stars are said to have first taken shape: at a 19th-century Moravian church school in Germany, where math students pieced together paper pyramids to create multipoint polyhedra. By the end of the century, an alumnus of the school began selling the paper stars in his shop, and they soon became popular as Christmas decorations. Those evolved into more permanent glass-and-metal lanterns. Decades later, the star-shaped lights have become a cottage classic, frequently hung on porch ceilings and inside or outside entryways. More sought after than ever, the form can now be found as flush-mount ceiling fixtures, semi-flush-mounts, and even as sconces. But it’s hard to beat the 3-D beauty of the classic pendant. Here, 10 of our favorites, all sure to leave you starry-eyed. Pages12345…next ›last »