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Chandeliers

There are many differences between light pendants and chandeliers but what put them into their category? This article helps you to understand the differences and maybe make your choice a little easier when selecting your lighting. 

A chandelier is suspended from the ceiling, holding multiple bulbs, whereas a pendant is suspended from the ceiling with a single bulb. 

To understand both light fixtures, we've explained how both were created and what's best suited for the location in mind and to compliment the interior. 

The first chandeliers created, were metal disk with holders, which you would use to place candles. These were called Polycandelons. Initially, chandeliers only appeared in wealthy homes and were a symbol of fortune. In the 15th century, wooden counterparts were being produced, giving less wealthy homes the option for a cheaper alternative. The 17th and 18th century marked the beginning of the production of blown glass chandeliers. Huge chandeliers were created and commonly used as statement pieces in large rooms such as hallways, living rooms, staircases, lounges and dining rooms. Smaller chandeliers are  now also available to buy which are suitable to use in bedrooms and smaller living areas. 

With a wide variety of chandeliers on the market today, there's plenty of options suitable for different size rooms and are much more affordable depending on the materials and craftmanship used. 

Here at Lightstore, we offer beautifully crafted designs from bright copper and chrome designs to industrial, wooden and vintage.

Larger chandeliers are designed for more open spaces, as they are commonly known as statement pieces. If placed in a small room, the chandelier would become overpowering and not a right fit. Modern chandeliers these day are less detailed and simplified. However the range of chandeliers we have available are more modern and elegant pieces. With chrome and crystal elements, adding a charming and lovely lighting effects to your home, bar, hotel or restaurant. Browse through the options below to find your perfect piece. 

Pendants

Pendants are a different type of light to a chandeliers and this can sometimes be confusing. A pendant is a single light fixture that is hung from the ceiling, usually suspended by a chain or metal rod. Pendants can also be referred to as a drop or suspender.

Pendants are suitable to fit just about anywhere but the most common places to fit single pendant fittings is by your bedside table, above a kitchen island or dining room table, an entryway and bathroom vanity (check IP rating). 

Modern pendant layouts nowadays consists of more than one pendant. A common set up of pendants is placing 3 or more in one area. Above a  breakfast bar or kitchen island or even a reading area is the perfect place for a pendant set up, also known as a cluster of pendants. This a modern way of hanging pendants and can add individuality to your home. 

Browse options below to create your perfect pendant set up. 

 

 

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