Pendant lights are a practical an attractive feature that you should consider for your home. Most effective where ceilings are high or when a particular area requires illumination, pendant lights are fittings which hang down from the ceiling and usually feature a shade, arms or decorative element suspended via a chain or cord.
Pendant lights are now available in a wide variety of styles and finishes with something to suit any interior. At O'Brien's Lighting we have a diverse and stylish range of pendant lighting which will add interest to any space and which can be a striking focal point in a room.
Traditionally pendant lighting took the form of a single light in the centre of the ceiling or perhaps a pair of lights evenly spaced but you don't have to confine yourself to such simple arrangements. Pendant lights can be grouped to form stunning visual effects and with a little imagination it is possible to create both targeted light and wonderful decorative features using pendant fittings.
For most lighting applications you must ensure that you have sufficient ceiling height to accommodate pendant lighting. Lights must hang above head height if they in an area where people may walk. To establish how low a light will actually hang you must take into consideration both the dimensions of the light itself and the length of the chain or chord from which it is suspended and whether or not that chain or chord can be shortened to suit your purposes.
Where to position a pendant light
There are areas in the home where pendant lights can be used to great effect but where the ceiling height is of little consequence. Pendants are a striking way to illuminate dining tables and kitchen islands. These are areas which require targeted lighting but where people do not walk and so lights can hang lower without being a hazard or looking out of place. You could also consider pedants for lighting work areas like desks and they are a useful way to illuminate any special features in a room which deserve to be highlighted.
Our range of pendant lighting styles
Regardless of where you use pendant lights they will look best if their design is complimentary to the decorative style of your room and our collection features fabulous options in both traditional and contemporary styles and in a variety of materials and finishes. Whether chrome, crystal, glass or brass best suits your home we have the right lighting solutions in our collection and pieces to suit all budgets. Our range includes dramatic pieces and simple fittings, the lustre of crystal and the beauty contemporary chrome, indeed there is something for everyone in our extensive and diverse range.