Pendant lights, also known as drop or suspender lights, are single light fixtures that hang from the ceiling, typically suspended by a cord, chain, or metal rod. They are often used in multiples, hung in a straight line over kitchen countertops and dinette sets, or sometimes in bathrooms. They are notable for coming in a range of sizes and a variety of materials like metal and glass. The most modern pendants – and those that are among Styleture’s favorites – also feature LED technology. In addition to the obvious benefit of conserving energy, LED’s are also better at focusing light in a single direction than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. Because of their superior directional capabilities, they can be exploited by clever designers to outstanding effect. Styleture is always keeping our eye out for outstanding LED pendant lights that are impeccable in design. Here are our favorites of the moment:
Tango by Corbett Lighting
Hand-crafted iron is the basis for this modern pendant design from Corbett Lighting. Textured bronze finish and warm silver leaf adorn this laser cut open metal cylinder light fixture. A single LED illuminates warm bright light thanks to Light Engine operating technology. This is great for a kitchen lighting option, a rec room, or most any room of the house.
Mini-Rock Candy Cylinder by LBL Lighting
The Mini-Rock Candy Cylinder pendant is one sweet treat for the modern home environment. Its transparent glass cylinder sparkles beautifully thanks to a process by which it is rolled in clear crystal frit and flash-heated. Available in a variety of glass colors, finishes and mounting options, and with LED lamping, of course.
Zen Pendant by Alico
The Alico Zen Pendant is stripped down to the basics and leaves you with a stark and modern lighting fixture that is undeniably pleasing to the eye. Its precision machined head pendant has multiple LED’s as well as an integrated driver, providing the best in energy efficient down lighting.
Mini Taza by Tech Lighting
The Mini Taza pendant adds a feeling of motion and radiant color into interior spaces. The sweeping and appealingly twisted pattern of the blown glass gives it a vibrant quality. The palette of available glass colors are accented by the various finishes available on the coordinating metal details.
Raimond by Moooi
Dutch math genius Raimond Puts created this elegant sphere of lights for Moooi. It’s built from two triangular layers that conduct electricity and features up to 252 LED lights shining from between. The Raimond is available in three sizes and boasts polished stainless “spring” steel construction. You may never find a smarter light for your home than this creation.
Pendant lighting, without a doubt, is one of the most overlooked design elements in a home. Just a few carefully placed fixtures in key areas can have a dramatic effect. Give your home a lighting makeover with any of Styleture’s picks from above.