Pendant Lights

Pendant Lights

Description
Description

Pendant lights are hanging light fixtures that dangle from the ceiling, usually suspended by cords, chains, or metal rods. Serving both a functional and decorative purpose, they illuminate specific areas like dining tables, kitchen islands, or entryways. These lights provide directed lighting, creating intimate, focused illumination zones.

Their varied designs can range from simplistic and minimalist to ornate and artistic, making them adaptable to different interior styles. Used in homes, restaurants, and offices, pendant lights not only ensure visibility in key areas but also contribute significantly to the ambiance and aesthetic appeal of a space.

History
History

Pendant lights trace their roots back to ancient times when people used clay pots filled with animal fat and a wick to illuminate dark spaces. As time progressed, hanging oil lanterns became popular, followed by gas lighting in the 19th century. The invention of the light bulb in the late 19th century revolutionized pendant lighting, transitioning from functional necessities to decorative elements. Through the 20th century, design and technology evolved, leading to diverse styles and adaptations suitable for various interiors, from industrial spaces to cozy homes.

Future
Future

Pendant lights are evolving with smart technology integration, allowing users to control brightness, color, and even patterns through apps. Energy-efficient LED technology is becoming a standard, reducing electricity consumption. Minimalistic and multi-functional designs cater to modern aesthetics and space-saving needs. One challenge is ensuring compatibility with various home automation systems. Additionally, designers are exploring sustainable materials to make pendant lights more eco-friendly, responding to growing environmental concerns.

Common Questions
Common Questions
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.

Fixtures

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps
Scale illustration of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps compared to other pendant lights

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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Swell Pendant
Style and size comparison drawing of the Swell Pendant compared to other pendant lights

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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Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp
Style and size comparison drawing of the Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp compared to other pendant lights

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).

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 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).

Illustration of the Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp with measurements for height and diameter
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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E27 Pendant Light
Comparison drawing of the E27 Pendant Light compared to other pendant lights

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).

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 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).

Drawing of a single E27 Pendant Light with dimensions for height and width
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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IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp
Scale illustration of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp compared to other pendant lights

The IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp is a powder-coated steel pendant light with exposed joint connections. Designed by IKEA of Sweden, the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp is crafted with sturdy details that are reminiscent of past industrial environments.

The IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp has an overall diameter of 15” (38 cm) and a shade height of 9.25” (23.5 cm). The cord length of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp is 5’3” (1.6 m).

Side elevation illustration of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp with dimensions for height and diameter
The IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp is a powder-coated steel pendant light with exposed joints. Designed by IKEA, the Ranarp Pendant Lamp is crafted with sturdy details that are reminiscent of industrial environments.

The IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp has an overall diameter of 15” (38 cm) and a shade height of 9.25” (23.5 cm). The cord length of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp is 5’3” (1.6 m).

Side elevation illustration of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp with dimensions for height and diameter
IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp
Height:
9.25” | 23.5 cm
Width:
15” | 38 cm
Length:
Depth:
15” | 38 cm
Weight:
Area:

Cord Length: 5’3” | 1.6 m
Bulb: 22W (Max)

Materials
Powder coated steel (shade)
Designer
IKEA
Year

Drawings include:
IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp side elevation

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