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When it is important for a particular room to create a certain impression, the use of a chandelier or hanging pendant light can certainly help.
Apart from the aesthetic factor, these lights can also help to fill more practical needs, by bringing light closer to you without increasing its intensity.
That can be useful, for example, in a dining room setting, where people need enough light to see what they are doing, but where soft light improves the ambience.
Softer light creates a cosy atmosphere with more intimacy, helping to stimulate conversation and the desire to linger at the table. Strong light, on the other hand, makes people feel quite the opposite.
Restaurants use bright light when they want to increase table turn over. When they want to encourage people to stay, they use softer light, or almost no light at all.
The difference between chandeliers and pendants is that chandeliers employ multiple branches of small lights, while pendants are usually a single large light.
This means, of course, that pendants are more focused light, while chandeliers tend to spread or scatter light more.
When a chandelier is used in a lobby, ballroom, or large hall, it will normally be set to have bright light.
The chandeliers and pendants designed by Christopher Wray come in a great diversity of styles. With looks ranging from antique to futuristic, and many different options for how they can be implemented, it is assured that you will find something to suit the space you intend to use the lighting within.
Christopher Wray is one of the most prolific and innovative UK lighting designers, with a huge collection of more than 1,000 designs for customers to choose from. Show Less...
Neoclassical crystal and glass chandelier, wall and table lamp collection. Design features cut glass shaped centre body. Candy twist glass arms and candy twist top decorative detailing. Decorated with drapes of octagonal shaped button crystals which extend from top to bottom of design. Crystal and optic arm details, where the entire collection is draped in icicle shaped crystal droplets. Available in various sizes and with the option to have all clear, mixed clear and coloured or all coloured crystal.
Modern chandelier collection with a minimalist design, featuring two curved interlocking rings available in a choice of either chrome or gold with chrome details, complete with opal silicon diffuser. Suspended via three cables allowing flexibility of height. Available in three sizes.
Modern Pendant suspension with grey, white or black polyester fiber shade protected with a PVC coating. Glass diffuser on top and bottom. and height adjustable. Smaller round size and oval suspensions are both available in polished chrome, or brushed nickel metal finishes and the larger sized round suspension is available in black lacquered and white lacquered metal finishes. Matching flush ceiling and wall lights also exist in the collection.
Modern suspension pendant with direct light emission available in two sizes. Design features a clear crystal glass diffuser with ribbed pattern and anodised aluminium and white lacquered metal frame. Illumination supplied via warm white (3,000k) integrated LED which is available both in dimmable and non-dimmable versions.
Contemporary chandelier with an art-deco influenced design available in five finish options. Featuring an angular frame with geometric detailing complete with cylindrical shaped glass shades. With its clean and simple lines, the Alarie chandelier is suitable for most interiors whether classic or modern in style.
Modern crystal chandelier with an impressive square framed design which has contrasting polished and matt metal banding, from which the entire piece is swathed in multi layers of octagonal button shaped crystals in choice of Asfour and Swarovski quality. Suspended either from a fixed length metal rod or adjustable steel cables according to choice. Available in a wide selection of metal finishes and in a choice of clear or coloured crystals from a wide selection of colours (see images). Matching wall light completes the collection.
Transitional suspension pendant collection offering direct and indirect lighting effects. Featuring a lacquered polyurethane frame with decorative detail and white polycarbonate diffuser. The architectural and minimalist design offers a feature light ideal for use over dining tables, counters and similar or simply as a decorative room lamp. Available in three shapes and a choice of four finish options. Matching flush ceiling light and wall lights exist within the collection.
Classic Art-Deco and Nouveau inspired chandelier collection formed in cast brass and finished in polished gold. Featuring swan neck style arms and curvy central rods with deco detailing. Complete with a central bowl diffuser and bell shaped shades on each arm, realised in white alabaster. Available in two sizes.
Classically inspired 3 light bar suspension pendant with modern influences suitable for most interiors modern or traditional. The collection features cone shaped metal shades with industrial detail arranged along a decorative bar, complete with frosted glass diffusers. Available in a choice of three metal finish options. Each unit is supplied with combination of chain and rods to use of individual choice, rod lengths are 2 x 30cm and 2 x 15cm, chain length approx 1 metre. Matching single shade suspensions exist within the collection.
Transitional bowl pendant collection suitable for both classic and modern interiors with carfeful selection of finish. Design features include three curved outer arms, surrounding the central stem, which support a round metal ring that frames an opal glass diffuser, completed with a decorative base finial. Available in a choice of three finish options with matching semi-flush ceiling light existing within the collection.
A truly visual treat and undoubtedly unique chandelier collection, with a transitional design featuring a contemporary minimalist style metal chandelier with delicately curved arms enclosed by a flower shaped hand crafted lampshade with a floral themed metal frame in a choice of five finishes which is dressed with Swarovski elements. Under each frame sits soft earthy fabrics chosen to compliment the respective metal finish. Matching shade suspensions, flush ceiling lights, wall lights and floor lamp exist within the collection.