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How to Use Pendant Lighting

How To Use Pendant LightingThe pendant light, a versatile style of ceiling light, has recently seen a huge increase in popularity. With many different types of pendant lights to choose from, it is not hard to see why the pendant light has become so widely used. Pendant lighting can be placed in all rooms of your house to provide task lighting, ambient lighting, and even decorative lighting. The pendant light is a great choice to add to your next lighting project. Read on to learn more about what types of pendant lights are available and where you should use them in your home.

The Pendant Light’s Popularity

Why has the pendant light become so popular? Most importantly, pendants are incredibly versatile. While they all share the characteristic of appearing similar to a pendant on a necklace, pendant lights come in a wide range of sizes, styles, shapes, colors, and more. In addition, pendants are useful lighting tools. They create a focused source of light that hangs from above, which can be used to light up previously dark areas of your home for either task or ambient lighting. In addition, pendant lights reduce clutter because they take up much less space than floor or table lamps.

Different Types of Pendant Lights

While there is no limit to the types of pendant lights available in terms of design, style, color, ad types of shade materials there are a few main types of pendants. First, mini-pendants are the smallest type of pendant light, and they are more often used for task or accent lighting than ambient light. There are also down light vs. up light pendants; down light directs light downward, shining direct light on your task, and up light directs light upward, adding space to a room. Finally, drum pendants are pendant lights that have a cylindrical shade that resembles a drum. These are very versatile as well as trendy and stylish.

Where to Use Pendant Lights

Pendant lights can be used in any room of your home. In the kitchen, they are often used in sets of three hanging over the island, providing directed task lighting. Many people also use pendant lights in sets of three over the dining room table instead of a chandelier. In the bedroom, pendant lights are even more versatile. They can take the place of bedside table lamps or create ambient mood lighting with a dimmer switch. Pendants are also useful as ambient light in the open spaces of your home, such as the foyer or atrium. In these spaces, they add a decorative element, so choose a pendant lamp that is unique and resembles a piece of art .


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