Traditional lighting is the more formal and classy style and is reflective of the period of time where there were more formal cultural standards. These pieces tend to have a more elaborate, intricate, and thoughtful design. Metals are the more favourable materials for traditional lighting with classical finishes such as antique brass. Think the great Gatsby era, people wearing fancy tuxedos and sitting around sipping wine out of fancy glasses. The glitz and glam era with flamboyant chandeliers overhead, adding sophistication, warmth, elegance, and luxury to any space.