If you are reading this article, then you are planning to renovate your home, or you are moving to a new house, 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 lights and consider whether one will help you.
Pendant lighting has become a great alternative to classic ceiling lighting. In fact, if you dig into history, pendant lighting is one of the oldest forms of lighting installations. Ancient palaces and castles had great looking pendant lights with fantastic fixtures. During the lighting it resembled the aristocracy of those days. And even today, with ceiling-mounted fixtures the conventional form of lighting, pendant lighting remains the most aristocratic form of lighting.
Today, with the modern manufacturing industry capable of rapidly producing pendants and this increasingly popular lighting system, there is no shortage of options. You will be able to find pendant lamps of your choice with utmost ease and within an affordable budget. And in all probability it will look beautiful.
The most critical question is whether you can get all the advantages of conventional lighting by using pendant lamps. The short and practical answer is, yes, you can. What is conventional ceiling lighting expected to do for you?
- It is expected to light up every corner of your room.
- It is expected to provide enough brightness in the places you want.
- The house is expected to look beautiful.
- It is expected to be easy to maintain and keep clean.
Take a light for now. Please note that the fixture will allow you to determine the height of the light at the time of installation. So if you set the beam high, the light will spread out more and if you set the bottom of the fixture to lower heights, the light will be focused to a relatively more central area.
Therefore, to illuminate every corner of your room, you should install the bottom of the pendant lamps high up. Interestingly, if you live in a house with a high ceiling, use a long handle fixture so that the light hangs quite a bit from the high ceiling. That way you will 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’ll need to hover the pendant light fixture over that area and set the height of the bottom of the pendant to be lower. Because the pendant lighting is low 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.