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Just hung up!

Just hung up!

Whether round, square, linear or imposing: Pendant lights are always an eye-catcher in a room - and at your fingertip, they begin to become floating, luminous objects.

The "Anadem" collection by Axolight reminds of valuable crowns, as they were once worn by royal rulers. Special design features are the rotated leather stripes with their visible stitching. Large pendant lamps rarely fail to leave an impression in a room, because we particular notice a luminous object at eye level or higher due to our natural visual experience. A prerequisite is a certain size and the propagation of light in all directions. For small lamps the opposite rather applies: when turned off they are hardly noticeable points in the room, which turn into subtle and bright light points in the dark. A grim exception is the minimalist light bulb that "helplessly" shines in all directions while hanging on a cable and usually blinds unpleasantly. In a lot of cases we just forget to buy a matching lampshade after we have moved into a new place. The genre of pendant lamps includes a very wide range. It ranges from the reduced, slender single lamp to "classic" round or cylindrical light objects or opulent crystal chandeliers with dozens of light sources. In fact, quality pendant lamps are objects that are designed with a specific lighting effect in mind and also improve the atmosphere in your room as a floating object - especially when it comes to large-volume or sculpturally designed lamps. Pendant lights belong to the group of light weight luminaires, apart from the heavy baroque crystal chandeliers. A shaft or even a heavy foot like a floor or table lamp is understandably eliminated. Occasionally you will encounter luminaire families in which one and the same light type can be obtained as pendant lamp, but also as ceiling, table, wall or floor lamp.   Orion

By now, a popular classic, the "Orion" pendant lamps by Koziol. Hanged in groups, the spherical lamps achieve their full potential.

Zone lighting and mood lighting. Take a moment to think about for which situation the new lamp should be used for and what kind of light you would like to have. You either need a soft mood lighting to enhance your well-being (and be able to enjoy the light in peace). In this case, large, luminous objects that emit light in all directions to create a certain aura and will be the focus of attention are suitable. Or do you need a focused area of light, as it is recommended over the table during meals.  

Paper Clay Lamps

Every piece is unique: The "Paper Clay" lights by Paola Peronetto are made in elaborate workman craft. Here the choices are even bigger: they range from simple lampshades that you put over the top of your lamp to technically and aesthetically sophisticated solutions in all sizes and price ranges. A third variant for pendant lights is the space light with which you model the lighting in your room. There are lamps which emit their light mainly upwards and pleasantly illuminate the room indirectly. Some pendant lamps are a combination of indirect and direct lighting: The downward light acts as a zone of light, while the upward emitted light creates an atmospheric illumination.

Zoning with pendant lights. Pendant lights is especially suited for high rooms or places where you do not have to pass under them, as in the vicinity of a wall or as a spot over a sideboard. A light, where you can bump your head, is an avoidable gaffe in lighting design. A prime example for representative pendant lamps are chandeliers and all its modern interpretations that are not inferior to the chandelier with regards to sophistication, volume, and multiple appeals.  


Filigree pendant lamp for your working or dining table: "Paper" by dix heures dix is available with red or black inside. The warm white LED light shines downward.  In entrance rooms and high hallways, but also in the bedroom or in a spacious bathroom, an elaborate pendant lamp can be a real eye-catcher. Pendant lights for the hallway are a possibility for a vertical layout, especially in rooms with high ceilings - and can be used very nicely as a horizontal outline when hanged in line as well.  

Dimmable table lighting One of the classic places for pendant lamps is certainly above the dining table. Pay attention to directional and non-glare light centrally above the table. You will always want to see what you are enjoying. Depending on the table length, several lamps in series or an elongated specimen could be considered. An asymmetrical arrangement of lamps is not recommended, because it can quickly lead to a certain imbalance at the table. Especially with table lamps, which are always directly in view, it is delightful to choose lights with appealing design and material. A nice object over the table emphasizes in any case the importance of this central location. It would be best to choose a dimmable table light fixture, because during your meal you need brighter light and at a later hour, when you finish the evening with a glass of wine, it might be nice to have a cozy atmosphere with dimmed light. Occasionally, suspended mounting luminaires can also be found above the coffee table. Especially with plenty of space and volume above the seating area, floating objects or lights sculptures can have a nice effect. You should also think about how your lamp looks in the room in case it has been switched off. Especially a chandelier with many small, cut glass elements can be set in scene by using smaller spot lights "from the outside".   Witch  

Enchanting nice light: The "Witch" by Leucos is made of blown Murano glass and can be obtained in different color variations. The inner diffuser is made of polished opal glass for glare-free light.  

Proper placement. In order to install a pendant lamp, you must not be afraid of drilling a hole in the ceiling. Even more important is that you make some considerations in advance with regards to where exactly you want to hang the lamp. Because the flexibility of pendant lamps is by nature lower than that of floor lamps, which you can set up at any time somewhere else. The lights on the ceiling remain mostly in the same place for years. Do not be afraid to move the location of the pendant lamp hanging, when the use of your apartment should have changed! 

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