This 7000lb behemoth chandelier has a 35-foot diameter of steel, glass and acrylic. It features 328 lights. And it only uses 1120 watts of electricity. Constructed by Meyda Tiffany for the e Stanley Theater in Utica, New York, the opulence of a gigantic piece of lighting art is unquestionably more palatable when it's not eating our coal, killing our dolphins, etc. Bonus shot after the jump.
First person to complain that the light coming from this is hideous because they are not using incandescent bulbs should win a prize.
It is an impressive piece of work, averaging 3.5 watts per light. It just shows what is possible if you really want to use less energy — and money is no object.