Pendant Lights

Pendant lights, also known as drop or suspended lights, are singular lighting fixtures that are suspended down from a ceiling above. Commonly hung individually over a single surface, or in linear arrangements comprised of multiple matching pendants, pendant lights come in a variety of design styles from minimal to attention-grabbing. Pendant lights are comprised of a chain, rod, or cord, a mount, a bulb, and a designed washer.

How high should pendant lights be hung above a countertop?

Pendant lights should be hung between 28”-36” | 71-91 cm above a countertop surface and customized to avoid obstructing views by the tallest people that may use the surface.

How far apart should pendant lights be hung?

Pendant lights are commonly spaced between 30” -36” | 76-91 cm apart measured from the center of the fixture. Uniform lighting conditions should be achieved, but the spacing of pendant lighting is flexible based on the situation and context.

How high a pendant light be hung above a dining table?

Pendant lights should be hung between 30”-36” | 76-91 cm above a dining table.

Pendant Lights Guides
Browse through our curated Pendant Lights Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Pendant Lights. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.

Pendant Lights

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9.25” | 23.5 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
2008
E27 Pendant Light
23.500
12.700
12.700
2008.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/bleOG
3D
E27 Pendant Light3D model of multiple E27 Pendant Lights set in a row viewed in perspective3D model of multiple E27 Pendant Lights set in a row viewed in perspective
10.25” | 26 cm
15” | 38 cm
15” | 38 cm
IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp
26.000
38.000
38.000
60
https://p3d.in/e/yJFIO
3D
IKEA Foto Pendant LampView of the IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp in 3D available for download
10.25”-18.5” | 26-47 cm
9”-19” | 23-47 cm
9”-19” | 23-47 cm
IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp
47.000
47.000
47.000
80
https://p3d.in/e/QInm9
3D
IKEA Hektar Pendant LampPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Hektar Pendant LampPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp
14.25” | 36 cm
18” | 46 cm
18” | 46 cm
IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp
36.000
46.000
46.000
45
https://p3d.in/e/bZsBz
3D
IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp3D model of the IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp viewed in perspective
9.25” | 23.5 cm
15” | 38 cm
15” | 38 cm
IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp
23.500
38.000
38.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/GWBMK
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IKEA Ranarp Pendant LampView of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp in 3D available for download
5.5” | 14 cm
11.25” | 28.6 cm
11.25” | 28.6 cm
1931
Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp
14.000
28.600
28.600
1931.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/WdN6r
3D
Kaiser-idell Pendant LampPerspective view of a 3D model of the Kaiser-idell Pendant LampPerspective view of a 3D model of the Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp
12”-23.5” | 30.5-60 cm
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
1952
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps
60.000
68.000
68.000
1952.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/4LFrx
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Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps3D model of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps viewed in perspective
7”-22” | 18-56 cm
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
1952
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps
56.000
127.000
127.000
1952.00
70
https://p3d.in/e/Ilm04
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Nelson Saucer Pendant LampsView of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps in 3D available for download
10”-14” | 25-36 cm
8”-16” | 20-41 cm
8”-16” | 20-41 cm
2014
Swell Pendant
36.000
41.000
41.000
2014.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/FHvBE
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Swell PendantPerspective view of a 3D model of Swell Pendants of various sizes clustered togetherPerspective view of a 3D model of Swell Pendants of various sizes clustered together
IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp
Drawing of the IKEA Knappa Pendant Light with dimensions for height, diameter and cord length

The IKEA Knappa pendant lamp is a lotus-like sculpted polypropylene pendant light. Casting soft filtered light through its many layered petals, the IKEA Knappa is a popular expressive light that adds an attractive focal point to many dining spaces.

The IKEA Knappa pendant lamp has a diameter of 18” (46 cm), height of 14.25” (36 cm), maximum cord length of 15’5” (4.7 m), and can hold up to a 60 W bulb.

Elevation illustrations of the IKEA Knappa pendant light singular above a dining table and arrayed above a bar
The IKEA Knappa pendant lamp is a lotus-like sculpted polypropylene pendant light that casting soft filtered light through its many layered petals.

The IKEA Knappa pendant lamp has a diameter of 18” (46 cm), height of 14.25” (36 cm), maximum cord length of 15’5” (4.7 m), and can hold up to a 60 W bulb.

Elevation illustrations of the IKEA Knappa pendant light singular above a dining table and arrayed above a bar
IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp
Height:
14.25” | 36 cm
Width:
18” | 46 cm
Length:
Depth:
18” | 46 cm
Weight:
Area:

Cord Length: 15’5” | 4.7 m
Bulb: LED E26, 60W (Max)

Materials
Polypropylene
Designer
Brylle/Jacobsen (IKEA)
Year

Drawings include:
IKEA Knappa side elevation, side (dining table), side (bar)

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IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp

The IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp collection is a trio of oversized powder-coated steel pendant lights with forms inspired by old industrial lamps. Designed by Ola Wihlborg for IKEA, the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp collection comes in three sizes ranging from small to large.

The smallest IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp has a diameter of 9” (32 cm) and height of 10.25” (26 cm). The medium has a diameter of 15” (38 cm) and height of 16” (40 cm). The largest has a diameter of 19” (47 cm) and height of 18.5” (47 cm). Cord lengths vary at 5’3” (1.6 m), 3’7” (1.1 m), and 44 1/8” (1.12 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp showing small, medium, and large variations
The IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp collection is a trio of oversized powder-coated steel pendant lights with forms inspired by old industrial lamps. Designed by Ola Wihlborg for IKEA, the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp collection comes in three sizes ranging from small to large.

The smallest IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp has a diameter of 9” (32 cm) and height of 10.25” (26 cm). The medium has a diameter of 15” (38 cm) and height of 16” (40 cm). The largest has a diameter of 19” (47 cm) and height of 18.5” (47 cm). Cord lengths vary at 5’3” (1.6 m), 3’7” (1.1 m), and 44 1/8” (1.12 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp showing small, medium, and large variations
IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp
Height:
10.25”-18.5” | 26-47 cm
Width:
9”-19” | 23-47 cm
Length:
Depth:
9”-19” | 23-47 cm
Weight:
Area:

Small:
Diameter: 9” | 23 cm
Height: 10.25” | 26 cm
Cord Length: 5’3” | 1.6 m
Bulb: 22W (Max)

Medium:
Diameter: 15” | 38 cm
Height: 16” | 40 cm
Cord Length: 3’7” | 1.1 m
Bulb: 40W (Max)

Large:
Diameter: 19” | 47 cm
Height: 18.5” | 47 cm
Cord Length: 44 1/8” | 1.12 m
Bulb: 53W (Max)

Materials
Powder coated aluminum (shade)
Designer
Ola Wihlborg (IKEA)
Year

Drawings include:
IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large)

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Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps

The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a collection of three mid-century spherical lighting fixtures made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Inspired by silk and paper hanging lamps, George Nelson created the Nelson Pendant Lamps in 1952 as a diverse collection of shapes and sizes that could be used individually or grouped together for a myriad of uses and environments. Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three specific sizes from small to large.

The small pendant has a diameter of 12.75” (32 cm) and height of 12” (30.5 cm). The medium pendant has a diameter of 19” (48 cm) and height of 15.5” (39 cm). The large pendant has a diameter of 26.75” (68 cm) and height of 23.5” (60 cm). The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps have a cord length of 6’ (1.83 m).

Collection of drawings showing the variations of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp in small, medium, and large sizes
The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a collection of three mid-century spherical lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three distinct sizes from small to large.

The small pendant has a diameter of 12.75” (32 cm) and height of 12” (30.5 cm). The medium pendant has a diameter of 19” (48 cm) and height of 15.5” (39 cm). The large pendant has a diameter of 26.75” (68 cm) and height of 23.5” (60 cm). The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps have a cord length of 6’ (1.83 m).

Collection of drawings showing the variations of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp in small, medium, and large sizes
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps
Height:
12”-23.5” | 30.5-60 cm
Width:
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
Length:
Depth:
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
Weight:
Area:

Small:
Diameter: 12.75” | 32 cm
Height: 12” | 30.5 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 19” | 48 cm
Height: 15.5” | 39 cm

Large:
Diameter: 26.75” | 68 cm
Height: 23.5” | 60 cm

Cord Length: 6’ | 1.83 m
Bulb: LED, CFL, incandescent E26, 150W (Max)

Materials
Plastic polymer, steel frame
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large)

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Swell Pendant

The Swell Pendant collection is a trio of aluminum and brass pendant lights with organic forms inspired by the various shapes of a water droplet. Designed by Pablo Pardo in 2014, the Swell Pendants can be used alone or actively grouped together as a larger featured lighting element within a space. The Swell Pendant collection comes in three distinct shapes and sizes: Narrow, Medium and Wide.

The Swell Narrow Pendant has a diameter of 8” (20 cm) and a height of 14” (36 cm). The Swell Medium Pendant has a diameter of 12” (30 cm) and a height of 12” (30 cm). The Swell Wide Pendant has a diameter of 16” (41 cm) and a height of 10” (25 cm). Swell Pendants have a cord length of 10’ (3.05 m).

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Swell Pendant with measurements for Narrow, Medium, and Wide designs
The Swell Pendant collection is a trio of aluminum and brass pendant lights with organic forms inspired by the various shapes of a water droplet. Designed by Pablo Pardo in 2014, the Swell Pendant collection comes in three distinct shapes and sizes: Narrow, Medium and Wide.

The Swell Narrow Pendant has a diameter of 8” (20 cm) and a height of 14” (36 cm). The Swell Medium Pendant has a diameter of 12” (30 cm) and a height of 12” (30 cm). The Swell Wide Pendant has a diameter of 16” (41 cm) and a height of 10” (25 cm). Swell Pendants have a cord length of 10’ (3.05 m).

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Swell Pendant with measurements for Narrow, Medium, and Wide designs
Swell Pendant
Height:
10”-14” | 25-36 cm
Width:
8”-16” | 20-41 cm
Length:
Depth:
8”-16” | 20-41 cm
Weight:
Area:

Narrow:
Diameter: 8” | 20 cm
Height: 14” | 36 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 12” | 30 cm
Height: 12” | 30 cm

Wide:
Diameter: 16” | 41 cm
Height: 10” | 25 cm

Cord Length: 10’ | 3.05 m
Bulb: LED E26, 14W (Max)

Materials
Powder-coated aluminum housing, anodized brass interior
Designer
Pablo Pardo
Year
2014

Drawings include:
Swell Pendant side elevation (narrow), side (medium), side (wide)

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Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps
Illustration of a single Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp

The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped lighting fixtures made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Inspired by silk and paper hanging lamps, George Nelson created the Nelson Pendant Lamps in 1952 as a diverse collection of shapes and sizes that could be used individually or grouped together for a myriad of uses and environments. Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes from small to x-large.

The small Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp has a diameter of 17.5” (44.5 cm) and height of 7” (18 cm). The medium pendant has a diameter of 25” (63.5 cm) and height of 10” (25 cm). The large pendant has a diameter of 35” (89 cm) and height of 14” (36 cm). The x-large pendant has a diameter of 50” (127 cm) and height of 22” (56 cm). The small, medium, and large Nelson Saucer Pendant lamps have a cord length of 6’ (1.83 m), while the x-large lamps have a length of 9’ (2.7 m).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp with variations for small, medium, large and x-large sizes
The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes from small to x-large.

The small Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp has a diameter of 17.5” (44.5 cm) and height of 7” (18 cm). The medium pendant has a diameter of 25” (63.5 cm) and height of 10” (25 cm). The large pendant has a diameter of 35” (89 cm) and height of 14” (36 cm). The x-large pendant has a diameter of 50” (127 cm) and height of 22” (56 cm). The small, medium, and large Nelson Saucer Pendant lamps have a cord length of 6’ (1.83 m), while the x-large lamps have a length of 9’ (2.7 m).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp with variations for small, medium, large and x-large sizes
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps
Height:
7”-22” | 18-56 cm
Width:
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
Length:
Depth:
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
Weight:
Area:

Small:
Diameter: 17.5” | 44.5 cm
Height: 7” | 18 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 25” | 63.5 cm
Height: 10” | 25 cm

Large:
Diameter: 35” | 89 cm
Height: 14” | 36 cm

X-Large:
Diameter: 50” | 127 cm
Height: 22” | 56 cm

Cord Length: 6’ | 1.83 m (Small-Large), 9’ | 2.7 m (XL)
Bulb: LED, CFL, incandescent E26, 60W Small (Max) - 150W Large (Max)

Materials
Plastic polymer, steel frame
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large), side (x-large)

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