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Friday, April 30, 2010

LIGHTING PENDANT BASICS

WHAT IS A PENDANT LIGHT?
A Pendant light is a single, shaded light fixture that hangs from the ceiling, usually suspended by a cord, chain or metal rod. Pendant lights are often used in multiples, hung in a straight line over the area they are illuminating.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF PENDANTS?
Lighting pendants can be conventional, inverted, or a mini version. Conventional pendants hang with the glass opening facing down. Inverted pendants have the glass opening facing up. And, mini pendants are a smaller version of a conventional or inverted pendant.

WHAT TYPE OF LIGHTING DOES A PENDANT LIGHT SUPPLY?
Pendants supply ‘general lighting’ as well as ‘task lighting. Pendant lights could be hung up almost everywhere. But it is preferable to hang a specific type for a specific area/task.

WHERE ARE PENDANT LIGHTS USED?
Conventional pendants are commonly used in foyer areas, walkways, restaurant or bar tables, reception areas, and lounges of hotels.

Inverted pendants work well over a dining table, in a breakfast nook, or hung over a kitchen island. They can also be used over bedside tables or desks to save space and provide task lighting.

Mini Pendants add design and decoration to any room. They are usually hung in multiples over kitchen counters or bar areas. A single mini pendant can be used to create ambient light in a key spot.

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