Elena Hendrix. Pendant Lights. February 15th , 2018.
For something rather cosier, a Tiffany style bowl will cast a more subdued and rosy light. These arent the only type of shades available; think of a shape and the chances are somebody has designed a pendant light shade to match. You will find triangles, rectangles, globes, bowls, squares, and probably artful combinations of two or more of them. Then theres frosted glass, painted glass, coloured glass, resin, metal, fabric... The permutations of shape and material are endless and some designers have used them to stunning effect. Pendant lights: beautiful, stylish, effective and, just sometimes, the only sensible choice.
The type of bulb to be used would really depend on the taste of the homeowner. If he or she wants a warm illumination or glow, then the incandescent bulb is the way to go. If this type of bulb is used, a light dimmer may be used to control the dimness or brightness of the light. Fluorescent bulbs are not susceptible to this kind of effect. The length of the light bulb from the ceiling is another consideration which is left to the discretion of the home owner. If, however, the pendant glow is to be used for the illumination of a table, the suggested distance between the table and the lamp is usually 48 inches or two feet.
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.
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.
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.
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