Pendant luminaires and LED suspended luminaires at Lumitronix.com
Why would you buy a pendant luminaire? Very simple. It is one of the most popular luminaire type. That’s because pendant luminaires have a dual role: functional light source and centrepiece decorative object. In addition, the design variations today are almost infinite.
In addition to indoor use, pendant luminaires are also suitable for places such as terraces or balconies to provide the right mood lighting on cosy, mild summer nights. With residential use their main area of application, pendants are mostly found in living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and kitchens.
Of course, before buying a pendant luminaire, attention must be paid to its future place of use, because not every suspended luminaire fits into every room. Here at Lumitronix.com we explain exactly what you have to pay attention to.
Pendant luminaires in the dining room
To obtain the best possible lighting with a pendant luminaire - shape, height and orientation are very important aspects. When using it in the dining room, you should first pay attention to the shape of the dining table. Its shape should also be reflected in the shape of the pendant.
Rectangular luminaires are ideal for (rectangular) tables.
While round luminaires match perfectly with round tables.
It is recommended to use a pendant luminaire with an opaque shade to illuminate the table. This shape creates a cone of light that focuses exclusively on the table itself and thus on food and drinks. In addition, ensure that the pendant luminaire does not hang too low, to prevent the risk of personal injury from accidentally hitting it. Furthermore, the light may be perceived as too intense.
Pendants in the living room
If you want to illuminate your living room completely, the best choice is a pendant luminaire with a translucent shade. Or you can choose a luminaire type without lampshade. Just depends on your personal taste. However, the visible light sources should be as glare-free as possible, especially in the living room where the low height of a pendant luminaire (approx. 2.10 m from the floor) means it is much more visible than, for example, surface-mounted ceiling luminaires.
Pendant luminaires in kitchens
Hanging lamps are also increasingly used in the kitchen. The reason is that pendant luminaires, diffuser-free or with translucent lampshades, deliver wide reaching lighting. Bright light is essential where sharp knives are used and hot cooking takes place.
What IP protection class is needed for pendant luminaires?
This, of course, depends on where the pendant luminaire is used. If you want to hang a pendant lamp in living rooms, bedrooms or dining rooms, you do not need special protection against water. Most commercially available interior lights have IP20 protection, which means that they are protected against the penetration of solid bodies > 12 mm.
However, if you want to install a pendant luminaire in the kitchen or bathroom, where humidity is generally higher, you should use luminaires with IP22 protection. These are additionally protected against dripping water from an angle below 15°. This type of protection is also recommended for pendant luminaires used on covered terraces or balconies.
Pendant luminaires with integrated LED lamps or standard sockets
Now that we know more about location and degrees of protection, before purchasing one of our numerous pendant luminaires it is important to decide whether the pendant luminaire should have an integrated, energy-saving LED lamp or a built-in standard socket that allows a flexible choice of lamp.
Advantages of integrated LED light sources
If you choose one of our numerous LED pendant luminaires with permanently installed LEDs, the advantage is obvious. LED light sources and light fixture are perfectly matched to each other. This makes the light output correspondingly efficient and powerful. The installed high-power LED lamps with their long service life also ensure that you will enjoy your LED pendant luminaire for a very long time.
Standard lampholders offer the highest flexibility in the choice of lamp
You prefer to be independent when choosing the lamps to deliver the necessary lighting in your pendant luminaire? Then our numerous pendant luminaires with built-in standard sockets offer you sufficient flexibility. No matter if the socket is E27, E14, GU10 and others: our well-assorted luminaire online shop is sure to have the right LED lamps for you. In addition to LED lamps with a classic incandescent look, we also stock LED spots, LED downlights, dimmable and coloured lamps and LEDs with smart control.
Achieving the right mood with the light color
In addition to the color and shape of the pendant luminaire, the color of the light also naturally plays a decisive role in creating the right mood, one that of course can vary from room to room.
In principle, in rooms where you want to feel comfortable, a warm white light is perceived as particularly pleasant and relaxing. These include living room, dining room and bedroom.
In kitchens, for example, neutral white light sources that emit cooler, brighter light are recommended.