When you talk to someone about lighting pendants the first thing that comes to mind is something related to jewelry. No doubt it happens because the name is related to pendants. But it is not jewelry but a form of decoration lamps which are suspended from ceiling.
People basically use these lamps in islands, desks, breakfast nooks and the like. There are different types of pendants available in the market. You will find single pendants and also group of pendants. You can use it according to the height of the ceiling. In groups pendants are used and attached with a rod using which you can change the direction and angle of the pendants. It opens up space for new creative designs and ideas.
The best height for pendant lighting is 24″ to 30″ above the floor. At this height the illumination is best. Normally people use normal sized pendants. But if you want to use mini pendants then the best height is 18″ to 24″ above the floor. In pendant groups you can change the intensity of the light by changing the angle. Also in some cases the position of the lamps can also be changed.
You will find five different types of pendants in markets and on internet. These are inverted, down lights, mini pendants, kitchen and island pendant lighting and pool table and billiard lights. Just have a look at the brief description of all the pendants.
The face of the inverted pendent is bent towards the ceiling. This avoids sharp glare giving a soothing light which makes a relaxing environment. You can only use inverted lamps for decoration purpose and for giving a good ambiance. But these inverted lamps are not good for reading and doing other minute things until unless paired with table lamps.
Down light pendants are used for reading and for other minute purpose. It is designed for famously used in areas, game tables, pool tables, and places where a particular task needs to be illuminated. It gives a sharp light on the area hence giving a good illumination. For more light you can also use a mini pendant which uses the bulb of around 40 watts. You can also use a group of mini pendants along with the down light pendants which gives more illumination. Mini pendants can also be used for decoration purpose. These mini pendants can be hanged in a line or in any other geometrical shape. It adds a beauty to the room.