A pendant light is an excellent combination of function and aesthetics. A suspended piece of art, pendant lights add an attractive element to your room. Illuminate your rooms with our wide range of pendant lights Our collections include pendants of many different varieties to suit your style in any room.
The best place for a pendant light
A pendant light can be used in many ways, such as over tables in the living room or dining room. Since these types of lights hang down from the ceiling, the height can also be a deciding factor. If the light hangs freely in the room, the ceiling must be as high as possible, otherwise your new pendant light could be too invasive and risk being hit when someone walks past it.
Sometimes there are rooms in your house that require special design options. Large pendants look particularly good in a stairwell with high ceilings and wide stairs. Vintage-inspired designs are becoming popular and consist of only a socket, cable and canopy which are mounted as groups in rooms with high ceilings. This is an extraordinary way to present your indoor lighting.
pendant light For Living room lighting
A living room is where you kick back and relax. A soothing light can help create a calm atmosphere. We often recommend an island of light in a living room. This is when there is a light that only illuminates a certain area rather than the whole room. This illuminated area gets enough light, but outside of this area is a lot darker. This type of light is similar to the calming effects of a fireplace.
Guarantee a cosy atmosphere by choosing a light that does not illuminate in all directions. Pendant lighting that emits light downwards works very well for this particular function.
Mount the light ensuring it is not in the way. We recommend placing it over the living room table.
pendant light For Dining Room Lighting
It may sound strange but food and light compliment each other very well. Light is especially important over the dining table as the food often looks more delicious under this light. But style is also important, and you could also consider feature lighting for this purpose.
How high should the pendant lamp hang above the dining table? The 80:20 rule.
It is important that the pendant light does not dazzle, and that is why height plays an integral role. If in doubt, it makes sense to choose a height-adjustable light. You can use 80cm +/- 20cm above the table as a guideline for placing the light.
How can you adjust the height of a pendant light?
The easiest way to shorten the cable is to pull the light into the ceiling cover (also called canopy). Depending on how much space there is, you can accommodate more or fewer cables. But be careful as not all rise and fall pendant lights have the option of this simple shortening.
Never cut the cables or suspensions of your pendant light. This puts you in danger and your warranty will expire.
If you want to vary the height of your pendant lighting once it's installed, we would recommend our rise and fall pendant light.