Shawn Berger. Pendant Lights. February 19th , 2018.
They can be used as your primary lighting for a room or they can be used as supplemental lighting to create drama, add more light to a specific area, such as a kitchen counter top, or create focal points in the room, such as adding pendants over a buffet in the dining room or over your desk in your home office. If there is a general rule of thumb about what constitutes mini pendant lights, its that they are usually less than 12 in size. Three to four mini pendant lights cast about as much light as two regular pendants that have two bulbs each.
Its common sense, after all, that if youre lighting, say, a narrow hallway, youll need a smaller fitting than if you were lighting a large lounge or dining room. In fact, in the larger space you will need more than one pendant to prevent casting ugly shadows. You will, of course, choose your new light to match your existing dcor and, whether that is traditional or funky, you will find something to suit. We know nowadays, of course, that lighting is all about effect. Narrow, cylindrical shades can provide some wonderfully graphic effects, with slim columns of light directed straight down.
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. Clear glass pendants will naturally diffuse light more effectively in all direction. This makes them perfect for spaces like the kitchen and bathroom. Metals with shiny finishes, such as polished chrome and brushed nickel, can also help reflect light.
A pendant hung just over every table will serve the purpose effectively. Pendants are optimally used in places that cannot accommodate a table lamp. For example, a corner of a living room might not have enough space to fit in a lamp shade. In such cases, suspending the light brightens up the place and, at the same time, saves on space. The use of modern pendant lighting is increasingly done for aesthetic reasons as well. They can be used in offcenter positions to highlight a particular part or aspect of designing. They can also be used to deflect attention from one part of the room to another.
Hospitality lighting techniques also make creative use of pendants in hotels and restaurants. Types of Pendants, Modern ones can classified on the basis of the material used in them. The shades could be glass, combination of glass and metal, or fabric. While fabric gives a warm feeling, glass can give more clarity in vision. Glass and metal together can give an antique style to your room. Murano Glass Chandeliers refers to a series of lights of the same type. Their purpose is to provide uniform light throughout the area. The name comes from a group of Murano islands that are interlinked by bridges in the Venetian lagoon.
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