What is a Pendant Light?
In principle, pendant lights are ceiling lights that hang from a cable. For lighter pendant lights the electricity cable will suffice, whereas heavier lights require additional support from wires, for example. Tension relief may also be required to prevent the electric cable from pulling out of the lamp holder.
What to Consider Before Making a Purchase
Before purchasing a new pendant light, it's useful to consider a few things about the type of model first. First, take a look around the room. Will a large, hanging light look right here or would a smaller, more simple design work better here?
Think also about the area to be illuminated. For example, your dining table or coffee table: how big must the beam of light be to optimally illuminate the surface of the table? Will a light with one bulb work or do you need several? For longer tables and countertops, rows of multiple pendant lights are ideal. Or two-lamp or three-lamp hanging lights.
Thirdly, you need to choose the right design. The lighting effect is very important here: lights with lampshades send their light upwards or downwards while globe lights and glass lights illuminate the rest of the room.