Pendant Lights / December 15, 2017 / Chrystal Bauer.
Pendant lighting is particularly well-suited to the kitchen. It goes well over a kitchen island, over a dining area, over the sink or the breakfast bar. They are a great way to bring task lighting throughout the kitchen area. In the dining room or the dining area of your kitchen, unless you have a really small dining table, a single pendant lamp will rarely be adequate. What you do is, you hang two or three full-sized pendant lamps or five or six mini-sized ones to cover the entire area of the dining table and the dining room. Experimenting with mixing lights of different suspension lengths can create an interesting effect that can certainly turn out to be more high-tech looking then what a chandelier could achieve.
Mention pendant lighting to most people, and right away, they think of the light that hangs suspended from a kitchen ceiling over an island counter top on a coiled wire. The truth though is, that a pendant light is good for most rooms of the house - if you know what kind of pendant light would work well there. A bedroom for the children, perhaps a guest bedroom - wherever space happens to be at a premium, lighting can be a great idea to help you gain a little extra space. The great thing about a pendant lamp is that even as it hangs off the ceiling, it does come in close enough to offer the kind of lighting effect that a bedside lamp would that was parked on your nightstand. Not to mention, pendant lighting can be controlled through a dimmer for lighting effects appropriate to the situation at hand.
If there is a general rule of thumb about what constitutes mini pendant lights, it's that they are usually less than 12\" in size. Three to four mini pendant lights cast about as much light as two regular pendants that have two bulbs each. The beauty of minis, however, is that you can use more of them over a greater area, creating innovative lighting solutions for a room that really make it stand out. If you want to conserve energy, there is a wide selection of low voltage mini pendant lights to choose from.
In most cases, you will find this design of light in work areas or decorative spaces. This is because of the designs ability to provide constant downward lighting. If you want focused light over your workspace in a craft room, reading nook, or guest bedroom, consider using a pendant light for a more focused option. Did you know that some people are actually replacing vanity lighting in their bathrooms with pendants?
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