Metal shades are more sturdy than other styles and can be a good way to create a pendant light in an outside area or on a porch. The most common types of metal used in pendant lighting are aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, and iron. Metal shades can vary on look so can also work in a variety of different settings as needed.
How to Choose the Best Metal Pendant Lights: Size, Finishes, Styles and Installation Options
With so many versatile pendant lighting options, you may have a hard time choosing just one. So how do you choose the best pendant for your space? You can start by going through the considerations listed below:
Purpose: In certain rooms, a light fixture serves a more functional purpose rather than fashionable. For instance, the metal pendants you choose to hang over your kitchen island will provide functional, task-oriented illumination while the lighting at the front door is meant to captivate guests entering your home.
Size: Know the square footage of the room as well as the ceiling height (including vaulted and sloped ceilings) to help you make the best choice. Be mindful of all sizing dimensions including width, depth, height and even weight of a fixture you are interested in.
Positioning: Consider the positioning of the metal pendant light and its effects on style, general lighting of the room as well as symmetry of design.
Colours: Look for metal pendant lights that will complement your existing colour palette. We have pendant lights available in a variety of colours including but not limited to black, white, grey, brass, gold, natural, and copper.
Brightness: The ideal lumen count for ambient lighting in a dining room–or any room–is determined by the space’s square footage. Per 10 square metres, a dining room needs about 250-400 total lumens. However, please be mindful that most pendant lights are supported by downlights and other functional lighting so pendant light brightness is sometimes considered secondary ambient lighting rather than focused functional lighting.
Popular Metal Pendant Lights
If you are still having a difficult time in choosing a metal pendant, then please contact us for advice and styling suggestions. The Alfresco Dome Black & Copper Pendant Light is a stunning contemporary lighting piece that will illuminate your interiors with style. Its dome shaped black shade is beautifully juxtaposed by a copper interior to create an impressive visual for your space. With a diameter of 61cm, this alluring light fitting can provide ambient direct lighting for large spaces - a versatile and functional piece that is drenched in style.
Another popular metal pendant is the Replica Raimond Puts Suspension Light, made of stainless steel, it’s a perfect sphere of mathematical proportions that bursts alive with tiny LED lights. The result is a beautiful contemporary feature piece that emits the alluring delicate glow of a starry night.
Zest Lighting has a large range of metal pendant lighting. Our range spans from iconic pieces of past eras to the contemporary designs of today - there's something here for everyone. Our design enthusiasts meticulously hand pick and approve each design to ensure a large but curated collection that fits our customers high standards in style. We have spent a lot of time looking for the right pieces to add to our collection and hope you like them as much as we do.
We are based in Sydney and ship Australia wide including free shipping to Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Shop Designer Pendant Lights Online at Zest Lighting.