Pendant lights and chandeliers are different in both appearance and the way they are installed. They also differ in the way they’re used, and this should be taken into consideration when making your choice on which light fixture to purchase.
A pendant light comes in various decorative styles and forms. However, before choosing a pendant lamp, determine what it’s going to be used for. One factor to keep in mind is that a pendant lighting fixture hangs from a single chain or cord from the ceiling of a room. Since it isn't as bulky and doesn’t take up as much room like a chandelier, it's a choice that is popular with homeowners. For work spaces, such as the kitchen or laundry room, it does a good job brightening up a dark spot.
A pendant light can double as a source of light as well as be the focal point of a room. However, several lights may be required to light the entire room. As far as style is concerned, a pendant light provides a more modern look to any room. Also, it can be switched to another style easily if a homeowner wants to redecorate.
A chandelier, on the other hand, adds elegance to any room. It can be a source of light or hanging decoration. In fact, during the 15th century, chandeliers that held candles were the primary source of light for churches and the rich. But as the technology of lighting improved and smaller light fixtures provided the needed light, crystal chandeliers almost disappeared.