No need to restrict yourself to using downlights and recessed lighting when you have low-ceiling spaces. There are low ceiling pendant lights available in various styles, sizes, colours, and shapes that still follow the regulations on interior and exterior lighting installations.
Zest Lighting humbly invites you to browse our collection of low ceiling pendant lights fit for your low-ceiling area needs. We have pendants designed with classical and traditional styles in mind, as well as the current trendy selections that exhibit modern contemporary aesthetics and every style in between. In addition, many of these lights are available with matching lamps, wall lights, and chandeliers for a complete lighting planning and experience.
Scan our selection and find the low ceiling pendant light that suits your preference. For enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Issues on Low Ceiling Room Styling and The Pendant Light Work-Around
Many agree that styling low-ceiling rooms require more work and deliberation than styling standard-size rooms. However, sometimes, it’s just inevitable to have these spaces in our own homes. This is especially prevalent in old apartments in bustling city centres where real estate prices are sky-high. On the other hand, there are also awkward cases in detached houses where you’re left with no choice but to allow low ceiling area constructions for numerous reasons. Whichever point is valid for your situation, know that there are still ways how to decorate your low-ceiling spaces despite its several issues effectively, and you might just solve them one by one using appropriate pendant lighting:
Low ceiling rooms look stunted: This is the main problem of all low-ceiling spaces, especially when the low-ceiling room has a clear dividing line between the ceiling and the walls. For this case, the most recommended trick is to play with vertical lines. The longer it is, the better its effect on creating an illusion of tallness. We recommend using cluster pendant lights, cylinder pendant lights, or dangling pendant lights to achieve the expected outcome. Just ensure your work is within the allowed parameters of the lighting installation regulations.
Low ceiling rooms appear cluttered and cramped: Spaces that look short seem untidy and depressing, too. It doesn’t matter if there’s no actual clutter seen on the ground level; an enclosed space with low vertical clearance will still look stifling in most cases. For this instance, use lighting that blends with your ceilings. Installing clear glass pendant lights or crystal pendant lights are some of the effective measures to consider for this, as their reflective and refractive properties not only allow the light’s brightness to scatter at different locations in the room but also trick your eye of a more expansive ceiling and floor space.
Don’t allow the room’s height to restrict your style. Instead, imagine the final appearance of your low-ceiling rooms before looking for the proper lighting and decors that will execute your plan effectively.
Potential Considerations When Selecting Low Ceiling Pendant Light
Pendant Light Type and Hanging Height: Constraints due to lighting installation regulations limit the allowed hanging lights for areas with low ceilings. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a pendant light that suits your requirements and preferences. Among pendant light types, the most recommended solution is to use semi-flushed pendants for low ceiling applications. Fortunately, these ceiling lights now have varied styles and design aesthetics, from drum shapes to abstract shades exhibiting the classic style to modern contemporary art elements. If such pendants aren’t your style, you are free to choose among the cord pendants, too. Just ask your certified electrician to cut the cable within the permitted length for suspended lights before installation.
Purpose and Room Style: As a common criterion used for identifying the most appropriate pendant light, you must take note of how your chosen pendant will appear in relation to its surroundings - the room’s decors, furniture, design style, ambience, etc. Some wanted their low ceiling pendant light to complement and blend with the interiors, so they selected inconspicuous small pendant lights to be installed in planned locations throughout the room. Others wanted an attention-grabbing feature light; hence they chose glamorous semi-flushed pendant light with multiple arms that emit sensational brightness. Ponder on what final impression you prefer for your room when a low ceiling pendant light is introduced in it.
Size and Colour: Your desired pendant light’s size and colour depend on a lot of factors. For size, you must consider the room’s floor area and ceiling light placements to maintain the balance of proportions. On the other hand, your pendant’s overall finish and colour are highly influenced by its purpose and the room’s colour scheme. For example, clear glass pendants can accommodate your requirements if you want a low ceiling pendant that produces ambient light in a modern-styled setting.
Ceiling Type: Most people aren’t familiar with ceiling types. This is especially the case for new renters or homeowners who want to have lights fixed on their ceilings but have not consulted with their contractors yet. To give you a general idea, vaulted ceilings, sloped ceilings, coffered ceilings, flat ceilings, and ceilings with bulkheads are the most often ceiling types constructed in low-ceiling rooms. You won’t have many problems if you want to install a low ceiling pendant light on a coffered, flat, or a ceiling with a bulkhead, as these upper interior surfaces have areas that are often parallel to the floor plane. However, if you have vaulted or sloped ceilings, you might need to purchase additional equipment to install your chosen pendant light in its designated location safely.
Pendant Light Cost: Before browsing possible pendant lights for your low ceiling room, you most likely have a particular budget allotted for your purchase. Whether this budget is intentionally limited by your own will or due to cash and revenue constraints, people would always try to stay within their funding range. However, there are times when we see something eye-catching and truly beautiful to our eyes, only to find that it’s way beyond our spending line. To prevent this from happening, always effectively use the filter functions found in online lighting stores. In our case, Zest Lighting has a feature that allows you to set your search results within a specific price range. Use it wisely and implement an “out of sight, out of mind” state while you happily shop for your desired low ceiling pendant light.
Availability of Components: We know most lighting components can now easily be bought online, no matter where you are. However, in emergency cases, nothing beats your area’s local stores. Hence, we always recommend choosing a low ceiling pendant light whose components, such as light bulbs, switches, and electric circuits, can be locally sourced in the hardware and lighting shops just a few blocks away from your home. With this, you don’t need to wait for the delivery of your spare parts in case your lighting got busted one sunny afternoon since you can just run to the local marts and find the component you need.
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