Published at Monday, May 07th, 2018 - 05:45:52 AM. Lighting. By Frank Rochette.
Pendant lights hang on a cord or chain, and differ from chandeliers because they're a single light or a small group of lights at the end, while chandeliers have arms with multiple lights at the end. The terms are often used interchangeably, but pendant lighting offers a distinctive and simple look that's hard to achieve any other way.
Many of the old chandeliers were made of iron but could be very heavy, which wasn't so much of a problem since houses were built with large central beams that could support the weight. The black iron look can also be imitated with bronze or brass that is weathered chemically, although it doesn't look exactly the same. A chandelier made of iron can be very contemporary looking, even though it has it's roots in antiquity. Another option is a chandelier made from black glass crystal. It won't refract the light like a typical crystal chandelier but it can add a sleek modern look to a room.
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