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How Do Chandeliers & Pendant Lights Differ? January 18, 2019

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How Do Chandeliers & Pendant Lights Differ?, Atlanta, Georgia

If you’re looking for lighting solutions for your home, pendants and chandeliers are beautiful, ornamental options. Though both hang from the ceiling, their features are different, which you should take into account as you finalize your lighting scheme. Refer to the following helpful guide from custom lighting professionals.

4 Key Differences Between Chandeliers & Pendant Lights

1. Suspension

Chandeliers and pendant lights are suspended from the ceiling, but not in exactly the same way. Pendants usually consist of one or two lights hanging from a single cord or chain. Chandeliers, on the other hand, contain multiple lights that hang from a branch-like chain system.

2. Styles

chandeliersPendant and chandeliers are available in a variety of gorgeous styles. Pendants have a more modern look, and popular styles include miniature bulbs, blown glass sconces, and single shades. Chandeliers are more old-fashioned, ornate, and elaborate and typically feature candles or cascades.

3. Materials

For pendant lighting, materials such as blown or stained glass, brushed steel, nickel, bronze, and fabric shades are common. Popular materials for chandeliers include crystal or glass chains, prisms, and pendeloques attached to iron, steel, or bronze arms and canopies.

4. Price

In general, pendant lights are smaller, more lightweight, and available in a greater variety of materials, which typically makes them more affordable. Chandeliers are larger, heavier, and made from premium materials, which makes them a bit more expensive.


Whether you need to install lights in a new home or revamp your old fixtures, allow Lamp Arts to provide you with custom lighting solutions. For over 15 years, this locally owned and operated business has offered unique, statement pieces to the Greater Atlanta Area, including custom lampshades, restored chandeliers, and vintage lighting. Call them at (404) 352-5211 to speak with a representative about ordering table and floor lamps for your home. Visit them online to view a gallery of their distinctive work and learn more about their many services.

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