If you are reading this article, then either you are planning to renovate your home, or you are moving into a new home, or you are not totally happy with your current home lighting. In any of the cases, this might be the right time for you to understand the pros and cons of pendant light fixtures and consider whether you are going to be helped by one.
Pendant lighting has emerged as a great alternative to the classical ceiling lighting. In fact, if you dig deep into history, pendant lighting is one of the oldest forms of light installations. The old palaces and castles had great-looking pendant lights with fantastic fixtures. Pendant lighting resembled aristocracy during those days. And even nowadays, with ceiling mounted fixtures being the conventional form of lighting, pendant lighting remains the more aristocratic form of lighting.
Today, with the modern manufacturing industry being capable of quickly producing the pendants and this lighting system becoming more popular, there is no dearth of choices. You would be able to find pendant light fixtures of your choice with utmost ease and within affordable budgets. And in all likelihood it will look beautiful.
The more critical question is that can you get all the advantages of the conventional lighting if you use pendants? The short and practical answer is, yes, you can. What is a conventional ceiling lighting expected to do for you?
It is expected to brighten up every corner of your room.
It is expected to render sufficient brightness at the places that you desire.
It is expected to make the home look beautiful.
It is expected to be easy to maintain and keep clean.
Take a pendant light now. Note that the light fixture will let you determine the height of the light at the time of installation. So if you fix the light high, the light will spread out more and if you install the bottom of the fixture at lower heights then the light will be focus on a relatively more central area.
Hence, to brighten up every corner of your room you have to install the bottom of the pendant light fixtures high up. Interestingly if you live in a house with high ceiling, use a long handled fixture so that the light hangs down a long way from the high ceiling. That way you shall get better lighting closer to the ground and this is something you shall never make with a conventional ceiling lighting.
To get focus on a particular area, you shall have to hand the pendant lighting fixture over that area, and set the height of the bottom of the pendant to be lower. The pendant lighting being close to the ground, it is much easier to clean and maintain the light and the fixture. And in terms of looks, these are clear winners too.