If you are reading this article, then either you are planning to renovate your home, or you are moving to a new home, or you are not totally satisfied with the lighting in your current home. In either case, this might be the right time for you to understand the pros and cons of pendant lamps and consider whether one of them will help you.
Pendant lighting has become a great alternative to classic ceiling lighting. In fact, if you dig into the history, during lighting it is one of the oldest forms of lighting installations. Ancient palaces and castles had great looking pendant lights with great accessories. The pendant lighting resembled the aristocracy of those days. And even today, with ceiling-mounted fixtures as the conventional form of lighting, pendant lighting remains the most aristocratic form of lighting.
Today, with the modern manufacturing industry able to rapidly produce the pendants and this increasingly popular lighting system, there is no shortage of options. You will be able to find the pendant lighting fixtures of your choice with the greatest ease and within affordable budgets. And in all probability it will look beautiful.
The bigger question is whether you can get all the benefits of conventional lighting by using pendants. The short and practical answer is yes, you can. What is conventional ceiling lighting expected to do for you?
- It is expected to illuminate every corner of your room.
- It is expected to generate enough shine in the places you want.
- The house is expected to look beautiful.
- It is expected to be easy to maintain and clean.
Take a pendant now. Note that the lamp will allow you to determine the height of the light at the time of installation. So if you set the light up high the light will spread further and if you install the bottom of the fixture at lower heights the light will be focused on a relatively more central area.
Therefore, to illuminate every corner of your room, you need to install the lower part of the pendant lamps high up. Interestingly, if you live in a house with high ceilings, use a long-handled fixture so that the light hangs a great distance from the high ceiling. That way you get better lighting closer to the ground and this is something you will never do with conventional ceiling lighting.
To focus on a particular area, you will need to hover the pendant light fixture over that area and set the height of the bottom of the pendant to be lower. With pendant lighting close to the ground, it is much easier to clean and maintain the light and fixture. And in terms of looks, these are clear winners too.