Create A Well-Designed Space with Acrylic Pendant Lighting
For rooms that would benefit from a striking yet functional focal point, chandeliers, linear suspensions, and pendants fit the bill. Suitable for both residential and commercial spaces, today's pendant light fixtures are a great alternative to larger chandeliers. When it comes to ease of installation, acrylic pendant lighting options are a welcome alternative to heavier glass models but still provide the same eye-catching, crystal clear aesthetic. Contemporary acrylic pendant lights are available in a variety of shade styles, sizes, and colors, which makes it easier to choose a model that perfectly suits your space. In addition to transparent styles, many of today’s acrylic pendant light styles boast gleaming metallic finishes and some are mixed with other materials for a highly modern look.
Best-Selling Acrylic Pendant Lighting
Picking out the best suitable acrylic pendant lighting for your space starts with considering the overall layout and square footage of the intended installation space. In spaces with expansive square footage or sloped, vaulted, or high ceilings, it’s best to shop for larger acrylic ceiling fixtures. As an alternative, you can also choose a more attention-grabbing fixture such as larger acrylic chandeliers or pendants. Large spaces offer more design flexibility as you can choose smaller acrylic pendants and arrange them in groups of three or more at varying heights that create visual interest and serve as a great substitute for a traditional chandelier. If a chandelier would better complement the space, choose from a variety of acrylic models that feature multiple tiers, your choice of acrylic or glass, and lustrous metallic finishes like hand-rubbed antique brass or burnished silver leaf.
Acrylic pendant lighting works particularly well in ultramodern or minimalist spaces and many top-sellers feature energy-efficient LED bulbs and modules, clear or tinted transparent shades, combined with polished steel or brushed chrome finishes. Additionally, many LED pendant lights feature adjustable downrods and integrated electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer compatibility for added versatility.
Modern acrylic pendant lighting not only works well in ultramodern interiors but also provides a clean look for traditional spaces. For these spaces, look for acrylic pendant lights that draw inspiration from traditional glass hanging fixtures. Popular models in this category include cylindrical acrylic pendants with adjustable LEDs that support various color temperatures combined with classic metallic finishes like oil rubbed bronze, brushed chrome, and muted gold.
Regardless of where you install your new acrylic pendant fixture, you can easily create a professionally curated by selecting a pendant that comes from a larger collection featuring acrylic wall sconces as well as table and floor lamps with acrylic bases. Additionally, thanks to their transparent appearance, acrylic fixtures also work well with fixtures that feature natural or industrial elements like bamboo pendant lights or concrete pendant fixtures.
Other Things to Know About Acrylic Pendant Lights
While fixture size, style, and lighting type are important, there are a few more things to consider bringing a pendant fixture into your space. One of the best features of pendant lighting is that the smaller profile of these fixtures makes them relatively easy to install. However, most hardwired pendant lights require the assistance of a qualified electrician or professional contractor who can ensure the fixtures is properly installed. If you plan to install an acrylic pendant in a dining area or kitchen, the bottom edge of the fixture should hang between 28 and 36 inches above surfaces like tabletops and counters. For installation in entryways, corridors, or other open areas make sure the bottom edge of the fixture is between 60 and 70 inches above the floor.