By Natalio Serrano. Pendant Lighting. Published at Thursday, October 11th, 2018 - 01:37:37 AM.
In a working area like the kitchen, task lighting plays a very important role that is difficult to overstate. Pendant lights, particularly when they are hanging over a kitchen island, could be an attention grabber and the focal point of the room. Even though each room in the house and the lighting goal are different, here are some tips and guidelines on how to use pendant lights well.
Pre- Shopping guide for Pendant lighting fixtur. First thing to look before going on shopping for pendant lights will be to know what will be its function and which part of your home will need them. Pendant fixtures are normally used for general or task lighting. Pendants can be used as stand alone lighting for a particular area or can be used in combination with other lighting fixtures, particularly in larger areas. Narrow areas that need lighting are ideal candidates for a single low pendant light.
A pendant light is also known as a drop or suspender. It is a lone light fixture that hangs from the ceiling, suspended by a cord, chain, or metal rod. Used by themselves, pendant lights present a striking feature to a room. More often they are hung in multiples in a straight line over countertops, dining tables, or bathrooms. They can also be hung in a group at varying heights to create an artistic lighting look in the corner of a room. Modern pendants are energy saving low voltage models using halogen, LED, or fluorescent bulbs. They come in a huge variety of sizes and vary in materials. They can be metal, cloth, glass, or plastic.
Multi light pendants are usually simply a string of individual mini pendants, hung together from a single mount. They are especially ideal for use over coffee tables, pool tables, kitchen islands, and wetbars. Finally, lantern pendants are commonly used in any foyer or entrance area. Consisting of glass panels set in a metal frame, these "lanterns" are usually chain hung and may match outdoor lanterns hung at the outside of the entrance.
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