Pendant lights are becoming an increasingly popular lighting option among homeowners across the country, thanks to their wide range of shapes, sizes, and colours, which can truly transform the ambience and style of any space. In this article, we provide expert answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about pendant lights.
Can I install my own pendant lights?
Installing your own pendant lights is indeed possible, provided you have the necessary tools, knowledge, and confidence. If you're replacing a fixture that already has a junction box, the process should be relatively simple. However, to ensure the highest standard of installation, we always recommend hiring a trusted electrician who can safely handle all electrical components and wiring to guarantee a secure and professional outcome. This ensures your safety and increases the longevity of your pendant lights.
What are the rules for pendant lighting?
When it comes to pendant lights, there are two rules of thumb regarding sizing and height. The first rule is to select a pendant light that is approximately one-half to three-quarters the width of your table. By following this guideline, you can ensure symmetry and balance with your pendant lights. Allowing your light to complement your space, without overpowering it. The second rule is regarding the height of your pendant light. We recommended hanging your pendant lights at a height that aligns with eye level when standing, and then when seated the pendant lights allow for a comfortable and unobstructed view.
Where is the best place to hang pendant lights?
The benefits of pendant lights are not contained to a single space in the house, as pendant lights have the remarkable ability to transform any room. While pendant lights can be used in various areas of the house, many of our customers choose to incorporate them into their kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms.
How do pendant lights work?
A pendant light is a light fixture mounted to the ceiling that hangs down on a rod, they can involve a single bulb suspended in the air or you can choose up to 9 bubs to really make a statement. Most pendant lights come in a variety of shades to create different ambiences.
Are pendant lights adjustable?
Pendant lights are designed with convenience in mind, offering features like clips or adjustable cords that allow you to easily customize the height to match your specific space. If your pendant light doesn't come with an adjustable cord, you can shorten the cord by rolling it up inside the ceiling cup, ensuring that the light hangs at the desired height.
Can you change the globes on pendant lights?
Yes, pendant lights are completely customisable. Just make sure you have turned off all your electrics, and once you have loosened or removed the nut the globe should easily come off.
Do pendant lights make a room look bigger?
Yes, pendant lights can indeed create an illusion of a larger space in smaller rooms. By hanging from a singular rod, pendant lights draw the eye upward, emphasizing vertical space and diverting attention from the limited floor area. This vertical emphasis creates a sense of height, making the room appear more spacious and expansive.