A pendant light, or a hanging light is a singular light fixture that is suspended from the ceiling with a cord, chain or metal rod. Depending on the design, some pendant lights can have multiple lights incorporated within a lone central structure.
Because pendant lights are built to be aesthetically pleasing, Nuvo offers various designs and finishes that can be used in modern, contemporary or traditional indoor settings.
Pendant lights can be used for task or ambient lighting depending on the area in which they are installed. The most common applications include:
Pendant lights can also be found in public interiors like work offices and restaurants where they serve as a key design element to the space.
While both pendant lights and chandeliers are fixtures that hang from the ceiling, chandeliers are known to have multiple lights that connect to a central body. Chandeliers are often installed in different places as an intricate, formal centerpiece.
Although pendant lighting could also be used for this function depending on its design, most structures are added to a room as a modern or minimal touch to the interior. Some chandeliers can be made with crystals and complex glass while some pendant light fixtures can utilize different metals and other materials for detailing.
Each type of light fixture can also vary in price:
In choosing the location of your hanging pendant lights, you may decide to place the fixtures close together to mimic a lighting centerpiece. For cases such as this, your licensed electrician may suggest that you connect the wiring of the lamps together for an even more seamless installation.
Wire connection is possible with the use of a compact splicing connector which can be obtained here at HomElectrical. Your electrician may attach corresponding-colored wires from both the ceiling and the lamp onto each end of the connector.
When wiring pendant lights into the ceiling, you may want to consider what any additional exposed wiring will look like in comparison to your intended design. Experts suggest the usage of a rail mount or a ceiling cap to hide any wiring that you do not want to be visible.
Most Nuvo pendant light fixtures conveniently have a ceiling cap built within their design to allow you to focus more on the placement of the lamp.
There are general guidelines for the placement of pendant lights regarding the furnishings of common applications: