Pendant lights are a great way to add light to any space. They are often hung above a kitchen counter or island to provide direct lighting, but can also be used as mood lights in bedrooms, bathrooms, and more.
When choosing a pendant lamp long cord, think about how much light you need to have in the room and what effect you want it to give. For example, if you are hanging the pendant in a living room, it may be more important to choose a light that gives off soft, calming lighting. If you are hanging it in a bedroom, you might want to pick a light that can provide ample light for reading and watching TV.
Consider the height and length of your pendant fixture when choosing a long cord for the perfect fit. For instance, if you are using a directional swag pendant that will illuminate a large area, you might want to hang it lower than if the fixture is designed to be placed above a desk or table.
This will ensure that the pendant light is not glaring into your eyes or knocking you in the head when you are doing work. It will also allow for easy movement if you need to move it to another location.
Use a Ceiling Hook and a ‘U’ Staple Nail to Install the Cord
To install a pendant light, you will need a standard ceiling hook and a ‘U’ staple nail (or another cable-wrangling piece of hardware). If your home has a wood ceiling, you can use a simple screw-in hook; for drywall or sheetrock ceilings, you can use a hook with a toggle bolt.
You should be able to find a ceiling hook that fits both types of materials easily at most craft stores. Once you have decided where you want to place the hook, simply use a small zip tie around a loop in the cord to hold it in position.
Pendant Shades: To complete your long pendant light, you will need a glass shade to cover the bulb. You can find shades in a wide variety of styles, colors and sizes. Many are made from frosted or translucent plastic, though some are made of metal or glass. Some are even handmade or recycled, like these repurposed glass globes by Kiva.
Then you will need a lamp socket to attach the glass shade to the pendant. You can find sockets in a variety of shapes and styles, including square, rectangular, and circular.
There are a lot of options for lamp sockets on the market, so be sure to research which one will best suit your needs. Some are rated for high or low voltage, and some are able to accept a wide range of bulb sizes.
Look for a pendant socket that is UL Listed so you can be sure the product is safe for your home. Some also come with a power on/off switch.
Create a Modern and Stylish Pendant with a Long Cord
A pendant lamp long cord is an easy way to add interest and style to your home without breaking the bank. You can use a long pendant cord to create wall art, and you can also use it to hang a lamp from the ceiling.