Industrial Pendant Lighting
Industrial pendant lighting is a must for those of us living in a converted warehouse loft or other industry inspired type of building. For those of us living in the suburbs or modern apartment, adding industrial style to pendant lighting for ceilings is a great way to give our homes a distinctive, individual touch.
This style of pendant light is fantastic installed over a worktop or dining area. They can be the focal point in almost any room and are well suited for featuring a dining table, used for impact in hallways or any other area where a downward spread of light is desirable.
Whatever type of room design you have that you feel needs an industrial touch, there is bound to be an industrial lighting style that will be suitable. Here you will find what you are looking for in a finish to match your existing appliances or existing fittings. Please take a look below to find your perfect option and within a few days you could have your choice fitted, working and looking wonderful.
Lighting your room with Industrial Pendant Lights
Light is necessary for all life to flourish. When there is no natural light then we create it artificially and that is how it has been for hundreds of thousands of years. We first achieved this by burning things and using the light from the flame. Where there is no light there can be no beauty.
Fast forward to the 19th century when gaslights gave the first constant industrial style of illumination in many homes and streets. Frankly, it was rubbish and dangerous but that’s all there was. It wasn’t until the late 19th century when the first commercially available electric light bulbs were available, that lighting the home became a reality for those lucky enough to be able to afford it.
Initially electric lighting comprised of a cable to carry the current, a holder for the lamp and a means of attaching it to the ceiling. These are known as pendant lights and are still around today in many different styles.
The industrial revolution changed lighting design forever. Mass production and manufacturing techniques allowed light fittings to become more decorative, although early industrial lighting designs were simple and functional. They mostly comprised of a metal ceiling mount and shade, usually a spun coolie or domed metal design with a ventilated top to allow the heat from the lamp to rise and escape. They were sometimes fitted with a wire cage to protect the light bulb from impact and those below from being burned when touching a bare lamp. These styles remain the backbone of industrial pendant lighting that are again fashionable today and for good reason. Industrial they may be but pendant lights are simple, functional, stylish and particularly suited to modern or traditional kitchens.
Metal shade industrial lights are available in a multitude of different finishes, often with contrasting inner coatings to either reflect the light or soften it. Industrial style lighting fitted with a protective metal cage or opal glass globe can be particularly attractive and can be used in hallways, living rooms, vestibules and covered porches.
If you require any help or advice on selecting your industrial pendant lighting or any other enquiry, please call 0151 650 2138 or send us a message using the contact us form for friendly, honest and down to earth information.
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