Pendant light

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Poul Henningsen, PH Lamp, 1927: pendant lamp whereby the light was emitted indirectly.

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ Nayar, Jean. "Pendant Lighting 101". Yahoo!. Retrieved 24 June 2013.