Rustic pendant lights are popular for both decorative and practical applications. Having a pendant light brings it closer to your work area, such as a kitchen table or dining table, allowing for a more directional light that isolates the area you need without giving too much light wherever you do not want it. There are several things to consider when designing your own pendant light but taking the time to plan will help you create a light that you will be pleased with for many years to come
ideas for design your own pendant lights, measure the distance between the ceiling where you want the light to hang and the place where you want the lowest part of your light. On millimeter paper, draw a horizontal line near the top of the paper to represent the ceiling. Skip a square on the paper for every 3 inches of distance and draw a line at the measurement where you want the bottom of your light. For example, your full distance to the light, if is 3 meters, 6 inches, it’s 42 inches all. Twenty four divided by three is 14, so your bottom line has 14 squares below your top line. Your light design should fall between these two lines.
Decide what type of lamp you want to use for your light. Halogen lamps give a clear white light, but not quite long and can create a lot of heat. Tungsten lamps give a warmer, yellower light and last a little longer, while compact fluorescents (LEDs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs) last far longer than both tungsten or halogen and produce very little excess heat. The type of lamp you are using will determine the type of lamp fitting you need and it will affect the size of your pendant light. CFL bulbs may require a standard size bulb mount while candelabra size sockets are available for smaller tungsten light, which is a series of halogen connectors.
Select a shade based on your lamp and socket size. You can choose to design and create your own from any non-combustible material, or choose from a variety of replacement shades available on the device. Glass is a popular material for pendant shades, in either food or colored varieties. Determine the thickness of your pendant light ceiling plate by measuring the actual object you want to use. You can buy a commercially manufactured ceiling plate or create your own from metal or ceramic.