Written for Lighting Fixtures at Tuesday, November 14 2017 11:16:18 by Michael Smith
A pendant light, sometimes called a drop or suspender, is a lone light fixture that hangs from the ceiling usually suspended by a cord, chain, or metal rod. Pendant lights are often used in multiples, hung in a straight line over kitchen countertops and dinette sets or sometimes in bathrooms. Pendants come in a huge variety of sizes and vary in materials from metal to glass or concrete and plastic. Many modern pendants are energy-saving low voltage models and some use halogen or fluorescent bulbs. A billiard or island light is a longer pendant fixture, usually with long fluorescent or multiple incandescent bulbs, used over kitchen islands and billiard tables. They are sometimes considered a type of chandelier. It is a key component to understanding Architectural lighting design and sometimes associated with interior design.
Typically, they project down from the ceiling and are usually the biggest lighting piece found in the kitchen. These fixtures can also be hung over a breakfast nook or a kitchen table. There are two types of ceiling fixture; flush-mount ceiling fixture with the glass or diffuser touching the ceiling and semi-flush ceiling fixtures where the bowl projecting from the ceiling such that it hangs a couple of inches away, with indirect light reflecting from the ceiling (think of it like an upside down umbrella).
Flush−mount kitchen ceiling light fixture uses only around two bulbs but they are capped with translucent covers. But since they are covered, the main drawback of this lighting fixture is that they can’t give bright lamination inside your kitchen. This type of lighting is perfect if you want to have a good ambiance in your kitchen. Now that you know these things about different types of kitchen ceiling light fixture, you will be able to choose the right one for your needs. This will help you achieve your preferred kitchen design and also increase its value especially if you want to deviate from the conventional looks of your home. Ceiling fixtures are designed in a way to provide general lighting to the entire kitchen.