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Pendant & Chandelier Lights

Pendant and chandelier lights are almost like snowflakes or fingerprints -- no two are exactly alike. Take Three Lighting offers a vast selection of different styles of pendant and chandelier lighting to suite your tastes and your design, with brands such as Maxim Lighting, ET2, and Nora Lighting.

Pendant vs. Chandelier

The two terms can seem interchangeable, and a little confusing, at first. Both refer to light fixtures that are hung from the ceiling. But there differences in terms of the size, complexity, and purpose of each type of lighting.

A pendant light is a smaller, single lighting fixture that is hung from the ceiling and usually designed for task lighting. They are often simpler in design and project their light output mostly downward to illuminate or highlight a surface below. Think of the light fixtures suspended over a kitchen island; these are pendant lights. Pendants are often grouped together when installed.

A chandelier, on the other hand, tends to be a larger luminaire that is designed to provide general illumination in a room (though often not the only source of illumination). Chandeliers not only tend to be physically bigger than pendants, and have more light output from multiple light sources, but they also have more complicated designs, often with multiple tiers of lights comprising a single fixture. They are considered a more ornate and formal lighting choice over pendants. Think of the old crystal chandelier that hung over your grandmother's dining room table or the extremely large and complex fixture suspended from the ceiling in a hotel lobby; these are chandeliers. Essentially, chandeliers are designed to be a focal point in the room.

LED pendant and chandelier lights are energy efficient, giving you the opportunity to save hundreds on your yearly electrical costs. Whether you want a single light or as many as 13 lights suspended from your ceiling, there are so many pendant and chandelier lighting options to choose from that you're bound to find exactly the right fit for your particular space. Whether you want simplicity or elegance, soft illumination or brilliance, you'll find it all when you shop for pendants and chandeliers at Take Three Lighting. If you need help finding the right pendant, contact us today and one of our lighting experts will help guide you through the deep catalog of products available from our manufacturers.