Why choose Goodlux Lighting for your custom pendant lights?
Custom pendant lights are among our most important range of lighting fixtures that we supply. We can manufacture your custom pendant light using any material type, including various kinds of metals, glass, stone, concrete, wood, fabric, rattan, and resin. Thanks to our strong connection with all these raw material suppliers, we can make sure your custom pendant lights are both stylish and unique.
In most cases, pendant lights focus more on illumination than do chandeliers. Based on your custom pendant light design, we can suggest the most suitable light source solution for your needs, ensuring the highest possible lighting output as well as easy maintenance.
Nowadays, most hotel projects require pendant lights with a dimming function. We are familiar with Triac, 1~10V, and DALI dimming systems, so we’re able to provide you with the perfect dimming solution for your pendant light design.
Custom Pendant Light Introduction
Custom pendant lights are something always on your purchasing list for your hospitality projects,
do you think you already know enough for them?
Here we would like to give you more knowledge on custom pendant light. It will be about its structure, category as well as its specific application.
We will also provide you some tips on the design of custom pendant light and guide you on how to check their quality.
Still interested? Let’s go ahead.
1. What is Custom Pendant Light
Pendant light which is designed to hang from the ceiling, is always connected by an electric wire, a chain or a metal rod. Besides being an illumination tool, it also be seen as a space decoration.
Custom pendant light caters to your needs on quality and personality, you can totally decide the size, choose your favorite color or shape for your pendant lights. This DIY feature on the pendant light design, make them essential for hotel and any hospitality-related projects.
2. Differences between custom pendant light and chandelier
The chandelier is assembled by a central body and many branches. The central body will be suspended from the ceiling by the metal chain or metal rod, while there will be many branches connected with the central body. You will see the light on each branch.
On the contrary, usually the pendent light only has one illumination body. As you can imagine, it will just hang by an electrical cable, a chain or metal rod from the ceiling.
Their main differences as here:
Difference in structure
Except for the central body, the chandelier has many branches with a couple of light sources on them. However, usually pendant light only has one central body without any branch. It looks more simple and modern on the structure.
Difference in application
The chandelier is mainly used for decorative purposes. In daily life, you can see it as a kind of indirect lighting and ambient lighting. In most cases, the chandelier needs to be used in conjunction with other functional lighting.
Compared to the chandelier, the pendant light tends to be more practical. On the basis of serving as a functional illuminator, it can still play a role in the decoration as well.
Difference in cost
Because of a more complex structure and larger size, the price of chandelier used to be high. Especially for the large chandelier, the installation process will be more difficult. This means you have to ask the professionals for help and pay a lot for the installation and labor cost.
By contrast, the cost of pendant light will be lower. The pendant light has the advantage of simple structure, you can install them easily with your electrician, or even by yourself!
3. The category of custom pendant light on materials
You can select almost unlimited material types for your custom pendant light, which can include iron, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, glass, cloth, acrylic, crystal, ceramic, marble, and so on.
However, different materials will apply to different parts of your pendant light. For the central body, it is better to choose metal like iron, brass and stainless steel as the main material.
By contrast, there will be more option materials for lampshade. Besides different types of metal, any material mentioned above could be a good choice for you.
Here are some common custom pendant light type based on different material:
Mental pendant light: The light is totally made of metals, which includes iron, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and so on. The unique metal finish and its non-transparency will endow the light with a kind of fascinating effect. The pendant light will seem to be harder and more highly textured.
Glass pendant light: This pendant light mainly consists of two parts, which include a glass lampshade and the metal body. This kind of pendant light has a high transmittance for the light, can also create a clear and tidy atmosphere for space.
Crystal pendant light: With the use of high-grade crystal pieces, the crystal pendant light can give a gorgeous air to the overall design.
Fabric pendant light: Its structure is made out of metal and the lampshade is in fabric. High transmittance of fabric can soften the light. Also, the bright color and well texture of the fabric helps to create a warm atmosphere.
Ceramic pendant light: A ceramic pendant light is made out of a metal body and a ceramic lampshade. Ceramic, a material featured by smooth surface and shiny gloss, add a sense of artistic beauty to the pendant light.
Stone pendant light: This kind of pendant light is mainly made of stone. The natural finish and hard texture of stone will make the whole light seem to be more elegant.
4. When you will need the custom pendant light
Custom pendant light almost can meet any design demand, no matter it is for a hotel, restaurant, or private villa.
- When you have a creative personality for the design and always likes something different, the custom pendant light will be your good choice. You can design your pendant lights according to your taste instead of choosing some standard pendant light from the market.
- In most projects, you need to integrate the overall features of the project or furniture to design your custom pendant light, which includes its material, color and type, to unify the decoration style. For example, if the marble element is using a lot in your interior design, the same marble material can be applied to your custom pendant light to fit in with the overall style.
- Custom pendant light can provide solutions that are perfect for your unique space, based on your exacting design and performance specifications. Also, you can choose your favorite color for the pendant light.
- The suitable custom pendant light can create an inviting ambience and showcase the unique features for commercial places, such as hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, clubs and so on. All of the pendant lights there, including their size and type, are designed according to the different installation sizes and operation styles of these places.
5. Custom pendant light for hotel projects
When looking for the custom pendant light, you will most probably need them for your hospitality project. Especially for the starred hotels, because of the differences in their overall style and space, as well as the high-quality requirement, custom pendant lighting is absolutely one of the best choices in your lighting fixture list.
You will agree that you need custom pendant light in the followings place for your hotel：
Custom pendant light for hotel lobby
Lighting helps set the mood your guests will experience from the moment they walk in the lobby. So, before designing your lobby pendant lights, there are many factors that need to be considered ahead of time, including the size of the lobby, the overall decoration style and even the business philosophy of your hotel.
Compared to the extra-large chandelier, a cluster of custom pendant lights in the hotel lobby can bring you more features to the overall design. They can broaden the space of the lobby visually, this modern design can add a sense of vigor, imagination and culture for your space as well.
Custom pendant light for the hotel reception area
The custom pendant light is often used by hotel reception area to create a warm ambience through local lighting. It will be a little brighter than surrounded lighting fixtures so to guide the guests to find the reception area more quickly.
Custom pendant light for lobby resting area
In general, the pendant light for the lobby resting areas usually seems to be simple and generous. This kind of design can create a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, providing a comfortable space for a tired traveler.
Custom pendant light for hotel stairs
The hotel also can use the decoration of custom pendant light for stairs to emphasize its design feature. In many luxury hotel cases, you can see a cluster of pendant light hanging from the ceiling above the stairs.
Custom pendant light for the hotel banquet hall
The banquet hall of a hotel is often used for the business reception or formal dinner. The overall design of the custom pendant light is supposed to be consistent with this dignified but friendly atmosphere.
Besides, to meet the demands of different scale banquets, culture performances and seminars, usually the pendant lights need to be equipped with dimming control and color modulation system.
Custom pendant light for hotel restaurants
The restaurant in the hotel often can be divided into Western-style, Asian style, Arab style and others. This means the hotel needs to design different pendant lights matching with different cultures and styles of these restaurants.
Custom pendant light for hotel bedroom headboard
To humanize the facility of the bedroom, the pendant light beside the bed can be equipped with the function of a reading light. Aside from the aesthetic advantage, this way can also help to save a lot of space on bedside table. In terms of the design of pendant light, the overall shape needs to be comfortable, fluent and simple, coupled with a soft and pastel color. As for the installation height, 75-90 cm above the table is a perfect choice.
Custom pendant light for hotel bathroom
Taking advantage of the reflection function of the mirror can be said to be a clever lighting way. In this way, the bathroom will seem to be more delicate and special. However, because of the wet environment in the shower room, you’d better choose waterproof materials for your custom pendant light, such as stainless steel or glass.
6. How to make your own pendant light for your project?
Step 1: you should decide the material for the central body of your pendant light. For example, if your hotel project is near the sea, you’d better make sure the material can be protected from moisture and corrosion. Also, don’t forget to choose a favorite finish for your pendant light.
Step 2: you need to have a clear plan for the lampshade, including its material and color. Also, you have to design the quantity of lampshades for your pendant light.
Step 3: the light source type should be determined. Replaceable LED Bulb or integrated LED? You have to make a choice according to your specific situation.
Step 4: don’t ignore the suspension part. Considering the overall design and installation requirement, you can choose a suitable one from wire, chain or metal rod.
Step 5: choose a suitable canopy for your pendant. It can be a part of your decoration in the ceiling as well, it can help you hide the electric wire and improve the visual effect of your pendant light.
7. How to Identify the Quality of a Custom Pendant Light?
After receiving your custom pendant light, remember to check if the light fixture is high qualified. Here are some tips that can help.
First of all, make clear if the overall design, dimension and material agree with the confirming production drawing.
Second, check the quality of major materials and components. This includes the thickness of the metal part, the brand name of LED chip, as well as its driver.
Third, make sure there is no visible flaw on the surface as much as possible. A perfect pendant light must be equipped with a uniform color and polished texture.
Fourth, pay attention to the transparency of the lampshade if it is made of glass, acrylic, fabric or any other materials with transparency. You need to know a high-quality lampshade determines a good illumination effect.
Fifth, make sure your pendant lights have a related certificate labels on it, this is the simplest way to check if your lighting fixture can pass the required safety testing. For example, if you are located in the USA or Canada, you will need the UL or ETL labels on your pendant light fixture, if you are located in Europe, you will need them labeled with CE mark.
Finally, don’t ignore any product details, even include the package quality. Some small things, such as the surface of the metal welding-connection part, the metal edge and corner, the mounting bracket inside the canopy, the thickness of package material… all these details can tell the quality of your custom pendant light.
Here is the introduction of custom pendant light and we believe you have known more about it.
And we’d like to hear from you. If you still have any issue with custom pendant light, please connect with us. As a professional custom lighting supplier, we would like to offer unparalleled creative solutions.