lighting buying guide: what\'s the difference between pendant lights? (photos)
The pendant has become a popular choice for homeowners, as it is not as bulky and expensive as a chandelier, and can perform excellent task lighting in workplaces such as kitchens.
In addition, the chandelier can attract focus in any space, while doubling as a light source.
In addition, the pendant can be a space
Saves a replacement for a floor lamp or desk lamp as they can provide ambient lighting on a larger surface area.
The style and shape of the chandelier you choose depends on your home and the room that uses the light fixture.
However, there are some very general things you should remember here when looking for pendant lights.
Material and finish are considered.
The most commonly used materials for chandeliers are glass, metal, cloth and plastic.
Clear glass spreads light more effectively in all directions, making them ideal for areas like kitchen and bathroom.
Similarly, metals with shiny surfaces such as polished chrome and brushed nickel also help to reflect light. For drum-
Shape pendant lights made of cloth, dust can be easily collected, so they are best used in spaces like the living room where cleaning only requires quick dust removal.
And while plastic is the most expensive
The effective option is that they tend to change color over time, so using them in corners and corners where traffic is less frequent can help them get longerlasting.
Decide on a large or small pendant.
A large chandelier is great for an entrance passage, where a light source is often enough.
It can also serve as the focus of space.
Again, for the same reason, the chandelier works well above the round table.
On the other hand, small pendants, such as the mini globe, are a great choice for installing track lighting.
They provide bright but less intense lighting, so they work well in the kitchen-
In multiples (
Above the eyes (
Prevent possible glare).
Environment lighting and task lighting.
Depending on the shape or type of shadow used on the pendant, the light can shine up or down.
Inverted pendant (
They look like upside down desk lamps)
Streams illuminate the ceiling and provide ambient or ambient lighting in the space.
Conversely, the pendant opened at the bottom usually focuses the light down, which makes them perfect in the task lighting above the work space like the kitchen island.
Contrast between LED and traditional bulb
Some chandeliers only have LED bulbs, which is great for mission lighting, but more expensive than traditional bulbs.
The style of the pendant will ultimately determine the type of bulb required.
However, keep in mind that LED bulbs, while expensive, tend to last longer than standard bulbs that need to be replaced more frequently. Decide on plug-
Wiring or hard wiring. While plug-
In the chandelier, the labor intensity is much smaller, they do require longer wires and sometimes even extension cords to plug in the lights.
Since there will be no hanging wires and visible plugs, the hard wiring does provide a clean and more polished look, but the installation requires more labor.
However, if you are picking a permanent fixture, it will become the primary light source in the space (
At the kitchen counter or table)
Hard wiring is a better longRegular investment.
How to use the chandelier will also determine how high it should hang.
For the entrance, it is recommended that 7 feet above the floor.
If you use a pendant in the dining area, it is usually best to hang the light at least 30 degrees above the table.
Again, the pendant used in the kitchen island area should be 30 \"-
40 \"above the counter \".
However, remember the height of the tallest person in your family;
At least 20-
25 \"between the top of the head of the person and the bottom of the pendant fixture--
So they don\'t have the urge to dodge in the light.
Consider the length of the wire.
Usually used with at least 4\'-wires
6\' long is a hard wire pendant, at least 9\' long is the plugins.
These should provide enough room for adjustment depending on the height or height you want to hang the chandelier above the surface.
For spaces with high ceilings, find out how high the ceiling is to determine how long the wires you need.
Many places sell wires up to 15\' or more.
Take a look at the slides below and see our favorite chandelier selection on the market right now.
Also, in the comments below, let us know what you are looking for when you buy a chandelier.
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