pendant lamp extension

Pendant Lamp Extension: Adding a few extra inches of length to your favorite light fixtures can help you create the look and feel that you want. Destination Lighting carries a wide variety of stems and rods that can make it easier to customize your design, regardless of whether you’re replacing a lamp shade or just need a little extra room for a new installation.

The first step is to consider the size of your fixture and what type of light bulbs you’re going to use. There are a range of options to choose from, including compact fluorescent, halogen, incandescent, LED and xenon lamps. Each of these types will provide a different amount of light and can be customized to suit your needs.

Shade Materials: Glass, metal and plastic are all great options for shading pendant lights because they allow you to control the overall level of illumination in your space. Clear glass diffuses light across a large surface area, while metals with shiny finishes can reflect light and add dimension.

Fabric Detail: Using fabric detailing on your pendant is an excellent way to add color, texture and luxury to any room. It’s also an easy and inexpensive way to create a statement piece for your design.

Plug-In or Hardwired: You’ll need to decide early in the design process whether you prefer to go with a plug-in or hardwired model. Hardwired models are more labor intensive, but they can offer a cleaner, more polished look than their plug-in counterparts.

Lighting Control Functions: Beyond a simple on and off switch, some manufacturers offer pendants with dimmer switches that help control the intensity of your light and save energy. These options are especially useful in spaces where you might not need full lighting, like dining areas and living rooms.

Light Bulbs: Lighting accounts for 15% of your home’s electricity consumption. Choosing energy-efficient lighting that lasts longer is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Many manufacturers, including Rich Brilliant Willing, are designing and manufacturing pendant lighting that uses only LED bulbs. These bulbs use about 75% less electricity than incandescent light bulbs, and they’re cooler to the touch.

Depending on your design priorities, it may be helpful to choose a pendant that can be positioned to illuminate all areas of your space. These pendants are a good choice for spaces with a wide variety of furniture and decorative elements, as they’ll provide a comfortable level of illumination.

Shape: Most pendants are rectangular or square in shape, although they can vary. Smaller pendants work well above round tables and in entrance halls, while larger ones are more suitable for more expansive areas, such as an office space.

Hanging Options: Most pendants can be hung in multiples or grouped together for a more dramatic effect. Unlike chandeliers, pendants do not require extensive wiring or clearance between the ceiling and light fixtures. They’re a perfect solution for spaces with low ceilings, and they’re easy to install and maintain.