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
3D
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
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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
https://p3d.in/e/4LFrx
3D
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 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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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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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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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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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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