Pendant Lighting or hanging lights come in a wide variety of styles. It can be used for direct lighting over a kitchen island, entryway or even your favorite reading chair. Pendants can also be used as ambient lighting, to enhance a room or that special spot in your home.
The artists at Corrie Croft Gallery have created some beautiful lighting selections for you. The following artists present their unique fine art pendant lighting.
William Leslie light sculpture.
Stephen White of "Luminessence" - light sculpture.
Some refer to a pendant lamp as a hanging light. Some hanging lights are fixtures. A fixture, or in this case a pendant light fixture, is one that is wired directly into an electrical box in the ceiling and is operated by a wall switch. The wall switch can be a simple toggle switch or a dimmer switch, to give you full control of the mood that you are creating, as can be seen in this beautiful "cobalt blue kitchen".
Pendant lighting also comes in a swag lamp style. A swag lamp isn't a permanent fixture. They normally have 2 ceiling hangers that allow the cord to "swag" across the ceiling, to position the lamp over he area that you wish to have light. They are thus fully adjustable.
So, call them what you like, pendant lighting, hanging lights, or swag lamps. You just need to decide if you want it as a fixture or adjustable.