Pendant Lights

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.

Pendant Lights

Fixtures

Pendant Lights

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 is a popular expressive light that adds an attractive focal point to many dining spaces. 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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Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps

The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a collection of three mid-century spherical lighting fixtures made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Inspired by silk and paper hanging lamps, George Nelson created the Nelson Pendant Lamps in 1952 as a diverse collection of shapes and sizes that could be used individually or grouped together for a myriad of uses and environments.

Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three specific sizes from small to large. The small pendant has a width of 12.75” | 32 cm and height of 12” | 30.5 cm. The medium pendant has a width of 19” | 48 cm and height of 15.5” | 39 cm. The large pendant has a width of 26.75” | 68 cm and height of 23.5” | 60 cm. The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps have a cord length of 6’ | 1.83 m.

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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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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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 joint connections. Designed by IKEA of Sweden, the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp is crafted with sturdy details that are reminiscent of past industrial environments. The IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp has an overall width of 15” | 38 cm and a shade height of 9.25” | 23.5 cm. The cord length of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp is 5’3” | 1.6 m.

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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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 has a cord length of 15’5” | 4.7 m.

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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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 Pendants can be used alone or actively grouped together as a larger featured lighting element within a space. The Swell Pendant collection comes in three distinct shapes and sizes: Narrow, Medium and Wide. The Swell Narrow Pendant has a width of 8” | 20 cm and a height of 14” | 36 cm. The Swell Medium Pendant has a width of 12” | 30 cm and a height of 12” | 30 cm. The Swell Wide Pendant has a width of 16” | 41 cm and a height of 10” | 25 cm. Swell Pendants have a cord length of 10’ | 3.05 m.

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

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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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