Shawn Berger. Pendant Lights. February 10th , 2018.
Most of us, though, would rather have one of the contemporary light fittings that fall in the pendant category the whimsical, the elegant or the just plain funky. In the kitchen, pendants are ideal for hanging over island units and countertops, where they not only look good but provide a neat combination of both task and ambient light. Whatever type of light fitting youre thinking of purchasing, you should take time to think about the effect youre hoping to achieve, and this means taking into account the size of the space you are planning to illuminate as well as the rest of the dcor.
They looked like beautiful wine bottles and it made the dining room a fun and funky place to be. The ceiling in that house was tall enough to accommodate the long strand combined with the long shades of the wine bottle design. Not every house can handle that sort of fixture, so you have to balance your personal delight at a design with the practicality of how it will look when it is installed. The same premise goes for using pendant lights in the bathroom. A way to get around the high ceiling issue is to hang the lights in a place where no ones head will be.
A multiple pendant is going to have a central globe design with multiple additional lights hanging from it. The number of additional lights can range from 3 to 25. Singles are great for focused task lighting, while multipendants can provide sufficient illumination for a larger space. Pendant lights are great for use in kitchens, especially over kitchen islands where they will be out of the way of traffic and provide focused lighting on the island workstation. Many people like to install them in dark corners as well.
You have to ensure to look for a place that is most apt for placing the pendant light fixtures where you plan to put it. One can even take the assistance of a knowledgeable person to help you with placing the fixtures. You need to identify the correct place for placing the fixtures as they should not be in a place where there are chances of someone bumping their head into it. Make sure to test it out and check the elevation so that you will know that you will be mounting it in an appropriate spot.
Glass pendant lights cast off more light than a fabric shaded counterpart. The light can be further altered by the color of the glass used in the fixture. Some glass lights come with opaque or transparent shades that will control the direction of the light. But others are clear, allowing the light to shine through, increasing the beauty and effectiveness of the lights. One of the best things about glass pendants is that they can be artistic as well as functional. If youre a fan of Dale Chihuly, you can get fiery colored lamps or lamps that look like flowers or other sculptural shapes that will work wonderfully in an entryway or in a stairwell.
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