Pendant Lighting


Beautiful Pendant Lighting In Shelby Township

If you’re looking to update the lighting in your home or commercial property, you simply can’t go without at least a few high-quality pendant lighting fixtures. Pendant lights are some of the most versatile types of lighting and can go in nearly any type of room. From a large office space to a bedroom or even a tiny nook, pendant lights can provide both illumination and aesthetic beauty.

As the region’s trusted lighting supplier, we have access to over 26,000 different pendant fixtures. You’ll be able to select from a wide range of styles, sizes, finishes, and budget ranges. We’ll even help you navigate our inventory and narrow down your selection, so you can find the perfect fixture.

We offer our full catalog of lighting products online. However, what we really recommend is stopping by our lighting store where you can speak to one of our expert lighting consultants. Their comprehensive knowledge of our inventory, plus their excellent sense of design, will ensure you pick the perfect lighting products. We look forward to meeting you and providing top-quality light fixtures that satisfy all your illumination needs.

What Makes Pendants Different From Other Hanging Lights?

Just like every square is a rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square, so every pendant light is a type of hanging light, but not every hanging light can’t call itself a pendant.

What distinguishes a pendant from any other type of hanging light is the fact that they never have more than one bulb.

They also make use of a spotlight effect, and we’ll cover that below when we talk about the different ways you can get the most out of your lighting strategy utilizing pendants.

Picking The Perfect Pendant Light Fixture

When you purchase light fixtures, you’re making an investment in your home or office’s illumination and aesthetic needs. And like any investment, you want to make sure it’s a sensible one before you dive into it. After all, it’s not enough for a light fixture to look pretty on a shelf. It has to work within the space you intend to install it.

When choosing pendant lighting, you’ll want to be sure you consider the size of the individual fixture, or fixtures, you are buying. Going too small or too large can create a disproportionate feeling in the room — something you want to avoid, especially if the pendant(s) are going to be a focal point of the room.

That being said, here are some helpful tips to get you started on finding the right measurement for your pendant light:

  • If your ceiling is a traditional eight feet, you’ll want your pendant to hang anywhere from 12 to 20 inches. Any foot higher, you’ll want to add three inches to each measurement in that range. This means if you have an especially high 20-foot ceiling, you’ll want to have 48 to 56 inches of downrod. You always want the pendant itself to be bigger since the room is that much larger.
  • Another thing to consider is if there are any surfaces beneath the pendant, such as an island or dining table. 30 to 36 inches of room between the light and the surface should be sufficient.

Another thing to consider, no matter what kind of lighting you’re buying really, is dimmers. Dimmers are great for setting the mood and ensuring you have sufficient light to meet the occasion.

Popular Pendant Light Styles

Popular Pendant Light StylesAt Shelby Design Center, we believe that offering a variety of pendant lighting styles and finishes gives you the maximum opportunity to find a fixture that matches the style and aesthetic of your home or office.Here are a few of the pendant lighting styles we offer:

  • Art glass
  • Asian
  • Commercial
  • Contemporary
  • Country/Rustic
  • Craftsman/Mission
  • Crystal
  • Kids
  • Nautical
  • Restoration
  • Tiffany
  • Traditional
  • Transitional
  • Tropical

Our online catalog makes it really easy to browse all these types of pendants. You can also search by brand, specials, and a whole host of other options!SHOP OUR ONLINE CATALOG

The Power Of Pendant Lighting

One of the great things about pendant lights is their ability to be utilized for all the major types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent lighting.

Here are some ways you can utilize pendants to create a holistic lighting strategy:

Ambient lighting: While it may be tempting to just pick a bigger pendant to use as an ambient lighting source for a larger area, the truth is a big fixture with one bulb isn’t going to give you any more light than a smaller fixture. Instead, consider installing multiple pendants in a row, or spread throughout the room, to ensure you have sufficient illumination.

Task lighting: Pendants lights can be very well utilized in the realm of task lighting. Installing pendants over a kitchen island can give you focused lighting that’ll allow you to tackle your prep work with ease. Make sure you purchase a fixture that directs the light downward if you’re going to use them in this way.

Accent lighting: While pendant lighting isn’t commonly used for accent lighting, such as track lighting with spotlights might be used to emphasize a piece of art, there are times where a wash of overhead light is exactly what you need.

Choose The Shelby Design Center For Your Lighting Needs

If you live in Shelby Township or the surrounding area, look no further than Shelby Design Center for all your lighting needs. With over 20 years of experience providing top-quality service to our community — just check out our reviews at Top Rated Local® — you won’t find a better lighting product selection and design team anywhere in the region.

To schedule an appointment, simply fill out our online contact form. Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you soon!


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