Pendant Lights

Example of a common pendant light illustrated by the popular IKEA Knappa lamp

Pendant lights, also known as drop or suspended lights, are singular lighting fixtures that are suspended down from a ceiling above. Commonly hung individually over a single surface, or in linear arrangements comprised of multiple matching pendants, pendant lights come in a variety of design styles from minimal to attention-grabbing. Pendant lights are comprised of a chain, rod, or cord, a mount, a bulb, and a designed washer.

Common Questions

How high should pendant lights be hung above a countertop?
Pendant lights should be hung between 28”-36” | 71-91 cm above a countertop surface and customized to avoid obstructing views by the tallest people that may use the surface.
How far apart should pendant lights be hung?
Pendant lights are commonly spaced between 30” -36” | 76-91 cm apart measured from the center of the fixture. Uniform lighting conditions should be achieved, but the spacing of pendant lighting is flexible based on the situation and context.
How high a pendant light be hung above a dining table?
Pendant lights should be hung between 30”-36” | 76-91 cm above a dining table.

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IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp
Drawing of the IKEA Knappa Pendant Light with dimensions for height, diameter and cord length
The IKEA Knappa pendant lamp is a lotus-like sculpted polypropylene pendant light. Casting soft filtered light through its many layered petals, the IKEA Knappa pendant lamp has a diameter of 18” | 46 cm, height of 14.25” | 36 cm, maximum cord length of 15’5” | 4.7 m, and can hold up to a 60 W bulb.
Elevation illustrations of the IKEA Knappa pendant light singular above a dining table and arrayed above a bar
The IKEA Knappa pendant lamp is a lotus-like sculpted polypropylene pendant light. Casting soft filtered light through its many layered petals, the IKEA Knappa pendant lamp has a diameter of 18” | 46 cm, height of 14.25” | 36 cm, maximum cord length of 15’5” | 4.7 m, and can hold up to a 60 W bulb.
Elevation illustrations of the IKEA Knappa pendant light singular above a dining table and arrayed above a bar
IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp

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Diameter: 18” | 46 cm
Height: 14.25” | 36 cm
Cord Length: 15’5” | 4.7 m
Bulb: LED E26, 60W (Max)
Materials: Polypropylene
Designer: IKEA - Brylle/Jacobsen

Drawings include:
IKEA Knappa side elevation, side (dining table), side (bar)

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IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp
Elevation drawing of the IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp with dimensions for width and height
The IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp is an aluminum bodied pendant light that focuses direct light onto countertops and tables. Designed with an industrial aesthetic by Nicolas Cortolezzis, the IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp has an overall width of 15” | 38 cm and a shade height of 10.25” | 26 cm.
The IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp is an aluminum bodied pendant light that focuses direct light onto countertops and tables. Designed with an industrial aesthetic by Nicolas Cortolezzis, the IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp has an overall width of 15” | 38 cm and a shade height of 10.25” | 26 cm.
IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp

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Diameter: 15” | 38 cm
Height: 10.25” | 26 cm
Cord Length: 15’5” | 4.7 m
Bulb: 75W (Max)
Materials: Aluminum
Designer: IKEA - Nicolas Cortolezzis

Drawings include:
IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp side elevation

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IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp
The IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp collection is a trio of oversized powder-coated steel pendant lights with forms inspired by old industrial lamps. Designed by Ola Wihlborg for IKEA, the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp collection comes in three sizes ranging from small to large.
Dimensioned elevation drawings of the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp showing small, medium, and large variations
The IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp collection is a trio of oversized powder-coated steel pendant lights with forms inspired by old industrial lamps. Designed by Ola Wihlborg for IKEA, the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp collection comes in three sizes ranging from small to large.
Dimensioned elevation drawings of the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp showing small, medium, and large variations
IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp

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Small:
Diameter: 9” | 23 cm
Height: 10.25” | 26 cm
Cord Length: 5’3” | 1.6 m
Bulb: 22W (Max)

Medium:
Diameter: 15” | 38 cm
Height: 16” | 40 cm
Cord Length: 3’7” | 1.1 m
Bulb: 40W (Max)

Large:
Diameter: 19” | 47 cm
Height: 18.5” | 47 cm
Cord Length: 44 1/8” | 1.12 m
Bulb: 53W (Max)

Materials: Powder coated aluminum (shade)
Designer: IKEA - Ola Wihlborg

Drawings include:
IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large)

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IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp
Side elevation illustration of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp with dimensions for height and diameter
The IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp is a powder-coated steel pendant light with exposed joints. Designed by IKEA, the Ranarp Pendant Lamp is crafted with sturdy details that are reminiscent of industrial environments. The IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp has a width of 15” | 38 cm and height of 9.25” | 23.5 cm.
The IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp is a powder-coated steel pendant light with exposed joints. Designed by IKEA, the Ranarp Pendant Lamp is crafted with sturdy details that are reminiscent of industrial environments. The IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp has a width of 15” | 38 cm and height of 9.25” | 23.5 cm.
IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp

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Diameter: 15” | 38 cm
Height: 9.25” | 23.5 cm
Cord Length: 5’3” | 1.6 m
Bulb: 22W (Max)
Materials: Powder coated steel (shade)
Designer: IKEA of Sweden

Drawings include:
IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp side elevation

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E27 Pendant Light
Drawing of a single E27 Pendant Light with dimensions for height and width
The E27 Pendant Light is a naked bulb pendant light that distills the lighting fixture down to just a socket, bulb, and cord. Designed by Mattias Ståhlbom in 2008, the E27 Pendant Light is made with a silicone socket and has an overall width of 5” | 12.7 cm and height of 9.25” | 23.5 cm.
Design variations of groups of E27 Pendant Lights illustrating arrangements for bunching, clustering, and spread grouping
The E27 Pendant Light is a naked bulb pendant light that distills the lighting fixture down to just a socket, bulb, and cord. Designed by Mattias Ståhlbom in 2008, the E27 Pendant Light is made with a silicone socket and has an overall width of 5” | 12.7 cm and height of 9.25” | 23.5 cm.
Design variations of groups of E27 Pendant Lights illustrating arrangements for bunching, clustering, and spread grouping
E27 Pendant Light

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Diameter: 5” | 12.7 cm
Height: 9.25” | 23.5 cm
Cord Length: 13’ | 3.96 m
Bulb: Incandescent G40/40W
Materials: Silicone base, silicone-covered cord
Designer: Mattias Ståhlbom
Year: 2008

Drawings include:
E27 Pendant Light side elevation (single), side (tight bundle), side (cluster), side (spread)

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Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp
Illustration of the Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp with measurements for height and diameter
The Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp is a modern bowl-shaped steel and brass pendant light with adjustable swivel joint designed by Christian Dell in 1931. The Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp has an overall width of 11.25” | 28.6 cm and a height of 5.5” | 14 cm.
The Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp is a modern bowl-shaped steel and brass pendant light with adjustable swivel joint designed by Christian Dell in 1931. The Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp has an overall width of 11.25” | 28.6 cm and a height of 5.5” | 14 cm.
Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp

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Diameter: 11.25” | 28.6 cm
Height: 5.5” | 14 cm
Cord Length: 9’10” | 3 m
Bulb: ILED E26 base, 25W (Max)
Materials: Steel, brass, chrome-plated finish
Designer: Christian Dell
Year: 1931

Drawings include:
Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp side elevation

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Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps
The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a collection of three mid-century spherical lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three distinct sizes from small to large.
Collection of drawings showing the variations of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp in small, medium, and large sizes
The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a collection of three mid-century spherical lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three distinct sizes from small to large.
Collection of drawings showing the variations of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp in small, medium, and large sizes
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps

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Small:
Diameter: 12.75” | 32 cm
Height: 12” | 30.5 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 19” | 48 cm
Height: 15.5” | 39 cm

Large:
Diameter: 26.75” | 68 cm
Height: 23.5” | 60 cm

Cord Length: 6’ | 1.83 m
Bulb: LED, CFL, incandescent E26, 150W (Max)
Materials: Plastic polymer, steel frame
Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large)

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Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps
Illustration of a single Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp
The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes from small to x-large.
Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp with variations for small, medium, large and x-large sizes
The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes from small to x-large.
Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp with variations for small, medium, large and x-large sizes
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps

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Small:
Diameter: 17.5” | 44.5 cm
Height: 7” | 18 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 25” | 63.5 cm
Height: 10” | 25 cm

Large:
Diameter: 35” | 89 cm
Height: 14” | 36 cm

X-Large:
Diameter: 50” | 127 cm
Height: 22” | 56 cm

Cord Length: 6’ | 1.83 m (Small-Large), 9’ | 2.7 m (XL)
Bulb: LED, CFL, incandescent E26, 60W Small (Max) - 150W Large (Max)
Materials: Plastic polymer, steel frame
Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large), side (x-large)

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Swell Pendant
The Swell Pendant collection is a trio of aluminum and brass pendant lights with organic forms inspired by the various shapes of a water droplet. Designed by Pablo Pardo in 2014, the Swell Pendant collection comes in three distinct shapes and sizes: Narrow, Medium and Wide.
Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Swell Pendant with measurements for Narrow, Medium, and Wide designs
The Swell Pendant collection is a trio of aluminum and brass pendant lights with organic forms inspired by the various shapes of a water droplet. Designed by Pablo Pardo in 2014, the Swell Pendant collection comes in three distinct shapes and sizes: Narrow, Medium and Wide.
Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Swell Pendant with measurements for Narrow, Medium, and Wide designs
Swell Pendant

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Narrow:
Diameter: 8” | 20 cm
Height: 14” | 36 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 12” | 30 cm
Height: 12” | 30 cm

Wide:
Diameter: 16” | 41 cm
Height: 10” | 25 cm

Cord Length: 10’ | 3.05 m
Bulb: LED E26, 14W (Max)
Materials: Powder-coated aluminum housing, anodized brass interior
Designer: Pablo Pardo
Year: 2014

Drawings include:
Swell Pendant side elevation (narrow), side (medium), side (wide)

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