pendant lighting

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Wednesday, 18 January, 2012

Pendant lights are an increasingly popular way to add appeal and illumination to your home. The great thing about pendant lights is that they are quite versatile because there are so many different styles to choose from.

If you are looking for something simple and modern or more of a classic look, you can find a style of pendant lighting to work for your home or the different rooms within your home.

So whether you are looking for something to make your room more attractive, add more light or do both, this is a great style to consider.

Understanding the Choices

The first thing you should realize is that there are two main styles of pendant lights:

1.Bowl – As the name implies, these are the curved suspended lights you see that have the bowl shaped quality of the pendant to them.

2.Mini – These smaller pendants are usually a variety of shapes or looks, aside from the bowl.

The rest of your choices are divided up based on the area of the house.

Kitchen pendants – Obviously either the bowl or mini would work. If you have a small living space with the kitchen and dining area combined you may want to opt for a bowl which helps spread out the light for a greater amount of space.

Outdoor – These are generally sturdier since they are meant to withstand the elements. These can be decorative, functional or both.

Foyer pendant lights – These are meant to add appeal much the same way a chandelier is used in this same area of the house. The bowl style will again help act as a functional light source. Another popular choice is the drum pendant lighting which is shaped like it sounds and can be used in a variety of locations throughout the home.

Installation of Pendant Lights

The most important thing to consider concerning the installation of your pendant lighting is to take the size of the space and the light into consideration. You may also be using a single pendant or a row of multiple pendants. A row of mini pendants is most often located in a kitchen or used somewhere like over a pool table.

The difficulty level of the installation is based on whether you are replacing previously installed lighting, adding lighting or converting to track lighting for multiple pendants. Another thing to consider is that single pendants may require a medallion or other type of bracket or reinforcement to help keep the lighting intact without potential damage to the ceiling. Besides many homeowners like the overall look of a medallion style holder when included with the pendant lighting.

Make it Your Own

To begin to get an idea of the varieties of pendant lighting available for your home, stop by the LUMINATI Lighting showroom to see your choices. You’ll be amazed at the selection we have to offer. The best part is we also offer installation which means you don’t have to worry about making it a DIY project. Get started today to see how pendant lighting could be illuminating you home.