Krista Kinney. Pendant Lights. February 09th , 2018.
Pendant lights are a hot light fixture these days. It seems like everywhere you look in magazines or on home improvement shows, they are using pendant lights. It is no wonder, really. These are terrific light fixtures. The variety of shapes, styles and prices will suit just about everyone looking for lighting replacements. As with anything that is currently popular, it is easy to overdo, think of the design excesses of the 1970s as an example. With a few simple principles under your belt, you will be able to add pendant lighting to your home like a pro.
Ideally, you want to use a circuit tester to make sure the power is off to the light before touching the wiring. Assuming the power is off, start by removing the old fixture. If youre replacing a ceiling fan with a pendant, remove the blades first. It makes the process much easier. Remove the plastic wire nuts from the wires, disconnect the wires, then remove the mounting bracket. Replace the bracket with the new bracket that came with the light. Once the bracket is installed, its time to connect the wires. Follow the diagram that came with the light.
Of course, there are literally thousands of pendants to choose from on the market, from traditional designs to those that really double as artwork in the home. Glass pendant lights are particularly popular, largely because they offer homeowners a mix of traditional and modern design elements that are both classic and timeless. Depending on their design, glass pendant lights can fit perfectly in a rustic, country inspired home or in a modernist home filled with contemporary furnishings. Thats partly because glass is such an ideal material to make lamps out of as it has an organic, natural quality that can take on chameleonlike qualities.
To some extent, modern ones differs from its traditional counterparts in one manner. They are now operated on battery too. One reason for this could be the absence of electric sockets at desired locations. Pendants can vary according to size as well. They can either be long or short, large or small, depending upon the room size and requirement. Pendant lights are a simple yet very effective way of perking up the looks of a simple looking place. At appropriately places, they not only add charm to the place, but also create a comfortable atmosphere.
In most cases, white goes to white, black to black and ground to ground, but every house, especially older ones, can be a bit different. The ground wire connects to the ground screw on the bracket. Before you slide the new mini pendant lights onto the mounting bracket, add new wire caps to the connections. Thats really all there is to it. If you are adding new junction boxes where none existed before and havent done that before, you may want to call in a trusted friend or a professional electrician to help you as youll need to figure out the wiring in your home and how to run the wires to the location of the new fixture.
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