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.

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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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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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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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IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp
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 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).

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).

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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