The History of the Mini Pendant Light
Originally pendant lights were made of natural elements in the
rawest form including clay, terracotta or metal. Each was illuminated
by a single candle. They were functional and their purpose was of the
utmost importance. They brightened dark spaces but did not shine. As
time progressed and technologies advanced, lighting became fashionable
and its design became relevant and superseded functionality. With the
incorporation of glass, the pendant light took on a new form and
The pendant became a sign of wealth and status. It was smaller than the
chandelier and better applicable in smaller spaces. It was no longer
limited to only the very wealthy or powerful. Rather than just
providing light, its purpose became to illuminate and shine by way of
design, form and style.
has emerged as a smaller, more affordable source
of light. Again, because it is smaller than the chandelier and
traditional pendant light, it is less expensive, easier to install more
than one and can be integrated into more areas of the living space.
Presently, the mini pendant is becoming more artistically relevant and
aesthetically appealing. The mini pendant although very functional
plays a pivotal role in design and overall perception of a living
area.The pendant light is no longer limited to just being a source of
light but rather it is now an expression of style, design, status and
concept. A light shines and a pendant not only shines but expresses.
For example, in the photo to the above, the LBL Lighting Belboy Mini
Pendant is installed in a kitchen and is not the only source of light.
Rather the fixture contributes to the overall tone, style and design of
the kitchen by enhancing the color palate and creating a soft-warm
amber glow. Notice that the recessed lighting provides the primary task
lighting because of its position above the mini pendant fixtures. It is
also important to take note that there is more than one pendant being
used and that each is installed with a mono-point canopy. These are
important details one must pay close attention to because they can
change the appearance of a room and what a designer or design
enthusiast is hoping to achieve.