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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...
Classic ring shaped chandelier collection with a medieval inspired design featuring a searies of torchiere style arms arranged around a metal ring. Hand made in wrougt iron and finished in an Old Bronze painted finish. Available in six sizes over either one or two tiers. Matching wall light completes the collection.
Modern chandelier collection, designed for use over a dining table. Featuring a rectangular metal frame in a silver powder coated finish, dressed in rows of crystal drops of various different shapes, sizes and lengths. Available in three sizes with the option of either all clear or a combination of amber, clear and pink coloured crystal.
Modern chandelier collection of 6, 8 and 8+4 lights, realised in current materials and features unique design and use of materials. Transitional chic lamps which are illuminated via LED lamps, within the frame through the white acylic panels sandwiched between polished steel frame. Each arm is fitted with white cotton round cylinder shades. Design offers a stunning feature light to be used in modern or classic interiors.
Traditionally themed crystal chandelier collection with a modern twist, featuring the classic chandelier silhouette but with the glass body available in a choice of nine colours. The Whittam is generously adorned with swathes of clear crystal octagonal shaped elements and either clear or coloured pear shaped crystal drops, according to choice of finish and a multi-faceted crystal orb is suspended from the base. Available in ten different sizes over one, two, three or four tiers.
Solid brass Pendant bowl collection, with art deco inspired design, finished in gold plated brass or antique brass finish. Two sizes exists in the family. Prices vary according to size and finish selected.
Modern pendant suspension made up using a composition of curved petals in white glossy varnished metal. Lower diffuser disc in satin methacrylate. Height is adjustable with steel cables. Illumination supplied via 3 x E27 lamps halogen or energy efficient of individual choice.
Traditional chandelier suspension in solid cast brass, with Roman scroll design arm feature. As shown satin french gold/mahogany finish which is also available in oxide old silver finish. Four sizes exists in the collection and with matching 2 arm wall light. Prices vary according to size and finish selected.
Contemporary five light suspension chandelier and shade combination decorated with crystal pendants and droplets. Shade is shown black but also available in pink or white. Matching wall and table lamps also exists in the family.
Neoclassical hand carved wooden chandelier with a late 18th century inspired design featuring reeded arms with splayed flower cuplets on each arm, and carved leave design decoration on the central body. Available to order in a wide swelection of hand painted finishes (see images) with optional shades in a selection of colours in either plain, pleated or orgaza fabrics. This unique piece is an example of artisan craftmanship amongst the finest in the world.