How to Choose the Right Indoor Pendant Lights?

Pendant lights not only provide necessary illumination but can also become a part of interior decor. Several key factors need to be considered when choosing a pendant light, such as the size of the space, the diameter of the pendant light, the vertical length, and the hanging height. In this article, Canco will provide you with some practical selection guidelines and recommend a minimalist modern round pendant light.

1. How to choose the horizontal diameter of a pendant light?

For most spaces, a rule of thumb can be applied:

Space width (feet) + Space length (feet) = Pendant light diameter (inches)

  • For example, if your room is 14 feet long and 10 feet wide, a pendant light with a diameter of around 24 inches would be suitable.
  • If the pendant light is hanging above the center of the sofa area, rather than the center of the entire living room, then the width and length should be based on the measurements of the sofa area.

2. How to choose the vertical length of a pendant light?

For this question, Canco also shares a classic rule of thumb:

Space height (in feet) × 2.5 (or 3) = Pendant light vertical length (inches)

  • Here, the vertical length refers to the length from the top to the bottom of the light, relative to the horizontal diameter, rather than the height of the light from the ground.
  • If your room height is 8 feet, multiplying by 2.5 or 3 will give a suitable pendant light vertical length of 20 or 24 inches.

3. What is the suitable hanging height for a pendant light?

The pendant light hanging height should generally be at least 6.6 feet from the ground to avoid people hitting their heads. For spaces with a ceiling height greater than 8 feet, a pendant light hanging at 7 feet from the ground is more suitable.

You may find that the rule of thumb for pendant light vertical length and hanging height is contradictory if calculated based on an 8-foot room height. Given the contemporary style of lighting fixtures that differs from traditional ones, with contemporary lighting design, adjustments can be made based on the actual space and the style of the light fixture.

4. Recommended pendant light

The Circular Pendant Light Halo Slim Series CC3535 was designed by Canco. It is made of a high-quality extruded aluminum profile with a PC diffuser, Suitable for home decorative lighting.

Circular Pendant Light Halo Slim Series CC3535

This pendant light features a minimalist and modern design. Because of its simple style, it does not create a sense of oppression in the space but rather makes the space more relaxed and transparent. For spaces with large windows and a bright, white color scheme, such lighting fixtures can add a sense of freshness and tranquility.

When selecting a pendant light for home decor, the most important thing is to choose one that suits the space size, which is also a prerequisite for purchasing pendant lights. Canco Lighting has been a LED Pendant Light Factory since 2008, supplying various LED pendant light fixtures for wholesale and project needs. Welcome to CONTACT US for the newest catalog of LED pendant lights.

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