Pendant Lights: Know the Different Types


There are several different types of pendant lights available on the market. Let's take a look at the main types of pendant lights. The two main types are glass shade pendants and fabric pendant lights. Glass pendant lights are made of glass or acrylic, which help them maximize the amount of emitted light. These materials are usually used for some particular tasks such as lighting up work surfaces or desks. Fabric pendant lights produce softer glow due to dispersed light through the cloth, so this type of pendants works better with kitchen islands and dining tables. In this article we've collected some amazing ideas of using different types of pendants in the interior.


glass pendant lights
glass pendant lights

Glass Pendant Lights

Glass pendant lights are very popular among homeowners and interior designers. This type of lighting is functional, versatile and attractive, so it is a very good choice for an appropriate interior. Glass pendant lights may be used almost everywhere - in kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, living and dining rooms. This type of lighting can add to stylishness and functionality of any room especially when used in multiples over bar counters, dining tables or kitchen islands.

Glass pendant lights are generally used to direct the light to a specific task area, still many designers also use them as a stylish accessory to decorate and/or color up a room. Freshen up clean modern interior with some clear glass mini pendant lights or fancy globe pendants, and for a traditional country house opt for caged pendants or beautiful bronze pendant lights.

hanging shade drum pendant
hanging shade drum pendant

Shade Pendant Lights

With cone and drum pendant lights you can easily add elegance and style to any room, making it more colorful if needed. You will be able to choose from lots of styles and materials. There are light fixtures made of hemp, rattan, jute, and other trendy fabrics. Fabric pendant lights come in a lot of shapes and designs, such as double shades, cone, cylinder and cube shapes, quatrefoil, light fixtures with industrial wire and geometric grills, and many more. Just spend some time and you'll certainly find the right shape and material for your requirements.

bowl pendant lights
bowl pendant lights

Bowl Pendant Lights

Bowl pendant lights are the lighting fixtures with a small bowl affixed to the bottom of a center rod. The bowl can also be held by three of four short chains or bars attached to the main pendant.

Lantern Pendant Lights
lantern pendant lights

Lantern Pendant Lights

These lights are usually designed to illuminate entrance halls, lobbies and hallways. Lantern pendant lights can also be installed outdoors to light up the entrance of the house. It is traditionally made of a metal cage surrounded by glass, with the light source inside. There can be some few lights inside the lantern, so the good idea is to use dimmers to regulate the brightness of the pendant light. Chain is commonly used to hang the lanterns.

 


Bell Pendant Light
bell pendant light

Bell Pendant Lights

The bell-shaped pendants made of glass or metal are always in style. Such lights can be used both in traditional and modern interiors.

Drum Pendant Light
drum pendant light

Drum Pendant Lights

These light fixtures are made in a form of a drum. The manufacturers use fabric, glass, wood, metal and other trendy materials for a shade diffuser. Some additional decorative accessories may be used including crystal, fringe, hand paintings and more. All this makes drum pendant lights a more contemporary and compact version of a traditional chandelier.

linear pendant lights by Herstal
linear pendant lights by Herstal

Linear Pendants

Linear Pendant Lights are a few light sources attach to a single canopy. The most popular way of using these lights is hanging them over a kitchen island.

hanging shade drum pendant
mini pendants by Housedoctor

Mini Pendant Lights

These compact light fixtures are usually used in multiples to create a unique interior design. Mini pendant lights are used for different purposes: they can become a lovely decoration that emits a dispersed ambient light, or provide a direct bright illumination of particular task areas.




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