Overhead lights, which started as a necessity during the height of the Industrial Revolution in factories all over the globe, soon found the status of intriguing design elements that brought textural and visual contrast to modern interiors. Arguably the most iconic element of industrial style, these pendant lights work in a variety of interiors and blend in seamlessly with more modern themes. We start off with pendants that seem to effortlessly combine the inherent minimalism of industrial style with a cool, vintage appeal – exposed filament bulbs. These stripped-down lighting fixtures are fast becoming a staple in restaurants, coffee houses and eateries that wish to combine their rich past with a relaxing modern ambience. These ultra-simple lighting fixtures also work well in contemporary, minimal and of course industrial homes, as they seem both unassuming and captivating at the same time! Combine the simple bulb with a metallic holder in a color of your choice, and you have a delightful pendant that transcends styles and themes!
One of the biggest complaints with these uber-elegant industrial lights is that they bring back outdated bulbs that are not planet-friendly and turn up your power bills. A safe compromise is to replace the filament bulb with modern LED variants that offer the same visual effect at 80 percent more energy-efficiency.
These simple industrial lights also are smart space-savers that work brilliantly in small bedrooms, bathrooms and dining spaces.
These custom lighting fixtures end up being mesmerizing focal points and instant conversation starters, and you can even add a few flea market finds to give the interior a more vintage industrial style. Picking the right pendant for your kitchen goes beyond just aesthetics, and it is best to combine them with proper recessed lights to get a balance between task and ambient illumination. Industrial-style lighting is perfect for modern kitchens that offer a placid backdrop for these metallic giants to shine through.