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

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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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Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp
Illustration of the Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp with measurements for height and diameter

The Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp is a modern bowl-shaped steel and brass pendant light with adjustable swivel joint. Designed by the German silversmith and Bauhaus teacher Christian Dell in 1931, the Kaiser-idell lamp is a modernist approach to industrial lighting that emphasizes craft and utility.

The Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp has an overall diameter of 11.25” (28.6 cm) and a height of 5.5” (14 cm).

The Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp is a modern bowl-shaped steel and brass pendant light with adjustable swivel joint designed by German silversmith and Bauhaus teacher, Christian Dell, in 1931.

The Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp has an overall diameter of 11.25” (28.6 cm) and a height of 5.5” (14 cm).

Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp
Height:
5.5” | 14 cm
Width:
11.25” | 28.6 cm
Length:
Depth:
11.25” | 28.6 cm
Weight:
Area:

Cord Length: 9’10” | 3 m
Bulb: ILED E26 base, 25W (Max)

Materials
Steel, brass, chrome-plated finish
Designer
Christian Dell
Year
1931

Drawings include:
Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp side elevation

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IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp
Elevation drawing of the IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp with dimensions for width and height

The IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp is an aluminum bodied pendant light, designed with an industrial aesthetic by Nicolas Cortolezzisthat, that focuses direct light onto countertops and tables.

The IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp has an overall diameter of 15” (38 cm) and a shade height of 10.25” (26 cm). The IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp has a cord length of 15’5” (4.7 m).

The IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp is an aluminum bodied pendant light, designed with an industrial aesthetic by Nicolas Cortolezzisthat, that focuses direct light onto countertops and tables.

The IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp has an overall diameter of 15” (38 cm) and a shade height of 10.25” (26 cm). The IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp has a cord length of 15’5” (4.7 m).

IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp
Height:
10.25” | 26 cm
Width:
15” | 38 cm
Length:
Depth:
15” | 38 cm
Weight:
Area:

Cord Length: 15’5” | 4.7 m
Bulb: 75W (Max)

Materials
Aluminum
Designer
Nicolas Cortolezzis (IKEA)
Year

Drawings include:
IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp side elevation

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E27 Pendant Light
Drawing of a single E27 Pendant Light with dimensions for height and width

The E27 Pendant Light is a naked bulb pendant light that distills the lighting fixture down to just a socket, bulb, and cord. Designed by Swedish designer Mattias Ståhlbom in 2008, the simplicity of the E27 Pendant Light fixture allows for a large variety of creative uses from hanging the pendants individually, in rows, in bunches, or in clustered arrangements.

The E27 Pendant Light is made with a silicone socket that doesn’t retain heat and the fixture has an overall width of 5” (12.7 cm) and height of 9.25” (23.5 cm). The E27 Pendant Light has a cord length of 13’ (3.96 m).

Design variations of groups of E27 Pendant Lights illustrating arrangements for bunching, clustering, and spread grouping
The E27 Pendant Light is a naked bulb pendant light that distills the lighting fixture down to just a socket, bulb, and cord designed by Mattias Ståhlbom in 2008.

The E27 Pendant Light is made with a silicone socket that doesn’t retain heat and the fixture has an overall width of 5” (12.7 cm) and height of 9.25” (23.5 cm). The E27 Pendant Light has a cord length of 13’ (3.96 m).

Design variations of groups of E27 Pendant Lights illustrating arrangements for bunching, clustering, and spread grouping
E27 Pendant Light
Height:
9.25” | 23.5 cm
Width:
5” | 12.7 cm
Length:
Depth:
5” | 12.7 cm
Weight:
Area:

Cord Length: 13’ | 3.96 m
Bulb: Incandescent G40/40W

Materials
Silicone base, silicone-covered cord
Designer
Mattias Ståhlbom
Year
2008

Drawings include:
E27 Pendant Light side elevation (single), side (tight bundle), side (cluster), side (spread)

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