Published by Roxane Wesley, Sep 22, 2016
In decorating your outdoor patio, using exposed light fixtures such as hanging lights or outdoor pendant lights may come in handy. They will bring a festive sparkle and give you an opportunity to express your own style. There are may types of outdoor pendant lighting fixtures, and each of them is made for a different purpose. This article will guide you through various types of outdoor hanging lights, and to help you decide which is best suited for your stylish outdoor area.
In lighting, “pendant” refers to any lighting fixture that hangs down into a room (or outdoor space), mounted on a chain or cable wire. Chandeliers are technically a pendant lighting, however, the word “pendant” is normally used to describe lighting types as follows:
Outdoor bowl pendant lighting is an outdoor hanging lights with a bowl-shaped diffuser. It can be used both outdoor and indoor.
Outdoor bell pendant lighting is a hanging lights with a bell-shaped glass. It can be used both outdoor and indoor.
Drum pendants can be used as an outdoor lighting or indoor, and it uses a fabric or hardback shade diffuser.
Mini pendants, for outdoor and indoor, are small and slender hanging lighting fixtures that are often used in multiples.
Linear pendant lighting is normally hung over a kitchen island, but nowadays started to be used as outdoor pendant lighting as well. It features multiple light sources on a single canopy.
Pendant lighting fixtures are perfect as outdoor hanging lights, because they light down directly onto a surface, like a table or maybe outdoor kitchen island, and they provide general lighting.
Chandeliers can also be perfect as outdoor lighting. They often have multiple branches or limbs and useful for setting more formal ambiance in a room. Although they’re popular for dining rooms and kitchens, these days they’re also popular for outdoor lighting with more contemporary and modern style.
There are also dedicated outdoor pendant lights that are perfect for under porch awnings usage, because they provide an all-around spread of light. There are many types or outdoor lighting in many kinds of pendant fixtures.
When buying a hanging light, one thing to keep in mind is be sure that the length of the chain or wire supplied with the fixture. This way, you can have a pendant lighting that provide the best light for your outdoor spaces.