Pendant lights are single fixtures that hang suspended from the ceiling, usually via a cord or chain. They are available in a wide variety of styles, colours, and sizes and can be used to light virtually any space, large or small.
As such, pendant lights are a very versatile and economical alternative to standard options such as chandeliers or multiple floor or table lamps. They can be used for everything from task lighting, for example over a kitchen counter, to illuminating a room where floor space is limited.
A large pendant light hung on its own can serve as a great focal point over a foyer or a small, round kitchen table.
Often combined, two or three smaller pendant lights hung in a row can create a unique lighting effect, highlighting a focal point such as a dining room table, kitchen island, or night stand. They can also be used to spread light out evenly along a narrow space such as a hallway or corridor.
When it comes to hanging pendant lights, you’ll have to give some thought to the length of the cord or chain and how low the fixture should hang. A good rule of thumb is to make sure there is a minimum of 30 inches of space between the surface of a counter or tabletop and the light.
If you’re interested in installing pendant lighting in your home, the expert staff at Elm Ridge Lighting and Interiors can help you select the best options for your space. Located in the Golden Horseshoe area, their showroom contains a wide selection of kitchen, dining room, and foyer lighting options as well as everything from wall sconces to bathroom vanity fixtures to outdoor lights.