Chandeliers vs Pendants

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what is the difference between a Chandelier and a Pendant?

Chandeliers and Pendants

Chandeliers and Pendants

Here is a simple definition: Chandelier – Light suspended from the ceiling with multiple light bulbs incorporated into the single fixture. Pendant light – A light fixture that is suspended from the ceiling with only a single light bulb incorporated into its fixture.

Suspension of Chandelier vs Pendant Light

One of the quick, visible differences you can spot between a chandelier and a pendant light is the way their lights are suspended. Our chandeliers will generally hang from individual or multiple chains to support the weight of branching lights. The traditional look of upright lights is modeled after the historical use of chandeliers when candles were in the place where the bulbs now are situated.

As for our pendant lights, they are often suspended by a simple cord or chain and have one hanging light at the terminal end. Sometimes there are a few lights included in the pendant light, but the suspension is the same.

If you need or desire help in choosing which fixture might look best in your space, please contact one of our lighting professionals for a consultation.


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