Uploaded by Michael Smith for Lighting Fixtures at Tuesday, November 14 2017 00:52:18
The shades on a contemporary light will be made of light brown, beige or classic white. The shades that cover the bulb can be square or cylinder in shape. Pendant lighting would be best used over the top of counters or bars for a dramatic affect on the area or in dining areas.
An important property of light fixtures is the luminous efficacy or wall-plug efficiency, meaning the amount of usable light emanating from the fixture per used energy, usually measured in lumen per watt. A fixture using replaceable light sources can also have its efficiency quoted as the percentage of light passed from the "bulb" to the surroundings.
Pendant lights are fixed to the ceiling with a pole or chain that allows the bulb and shade to hang down. The chain or pole will tend to be silver in color but can also be bronze or even black. This type of contemporary lighting can be found in a single light fixture or one that includes many bulbs.