Ceiling Pendants; Easy Know-How Guide

A Guide to Ceiling Pendant Lights

Ceiling pendant lights are the go-to lighting for many situations. With many variations on offer, it can sometimes be difficult to choose! This short, bite sized guide is here with the practical tools for all you need to know about pendant lighting.

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It’s important to note that we’d always recommend that you ask a qualified electrician to fit your lights. The below is designed to help you make an informed choice when choosing your ceiling light.

How to hang a ceiling pendant light with cable

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Many of our ceiling pendants come wired with cable. Where possible, we will state the minimum and maximum hanging heights on our ‘size and details’ section.

Your electrician will be able to pull excess cable through the ceiling rose and trim it. The ceiling rose may then be affixed to the ceiling, when you’re completely satisfied that it’s hanging at the correct level.

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How to hang a ceiling pendant light with chain

For a luxury or more traditional effect, some ceiling pendants are supplied with chain suspension. They will also come with a cable (to supply the electricity) and sometimes with slim wire too.

Much the same as a standard cable suspension, the cable can be shortened and the links removed from the chain to shorten as necessary.

What pendants can hang on a sloping ceiling?

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We have a selection of lights designed for sloping ceilings. Due to the nature of gravity, it can sometimes work well with hanging lights, but when it doesn’t, it really doesn’t!

Single ceiling pendants with a single hanging cable or chain will work well.

Pendant clusters will not look right, as the shades will gather together at an angle.

Ceiling pendant bars can be used, but they must be used horizontally across the gradient.

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How high to hang a ceiling pendant

We recommend that you allow at least 2.15m to 2.75m clearance from the base of your ceiling pendant when hanging where they can be walked under.

For over surfaces, for example dining tables and kitchen islands, we recommend around 60cm clearance from the base of the ceiling pendant and the top of the surface below.

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Where to hang a ceiling pendant

Ceiling pendants can be used in every single room in the home. They are best used over surfaces for a focused pool of light. Often, we’ll see single pendants used in rows to create a wider spread over a larger surface.

Ceiling pendants are also great in hallways and living rooms. You can also get IP rated ceiling pendants for safe use in bathrooms and for porch lighting!

Types of ceiling pendant varieties

Single Ceiling Pendants

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Ceiling Pendant Bars

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Ceiling Pendant Clusters

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Long Drop Ceiling Pendants

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Ceiling Pendants for Sloping Ceilings

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Multi-Arm Ceiling Pendants

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Chandeliers

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