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Combine the useful with the pleasant by having a designer pendant light in your interior. Discover our collection of pendant lights for all the rooms in your home.

If you are looking for a light, why not opt ​​for designer models? On Côté Lumière you can find a wide range of designer lamps to illuminate your interior while contributing to your decoration. At Côté Lumière you can find a wide choice of lighting of all styles.

If previously the pendant luminaire had above all a functional vocation to bring light into a room, today they become real pieces for your interior decoration thanks to their more assertive styles. In addition to the traditional lampshades, now some lamps and some ceiling lights become real works of art imagined by famous designers. Rest assured, design does not necessarily mean overpriced, at Côté Lumière, you will be able to find a cheap chandelier or a designer lamp for your living room at the best price. Do not hesitate to discover our catalog of available models, you can among other things find the chrome lamp with its shade completely in metal, which gives it a robust, but elegant appearance. For those who prefer a more refined design, opt instead for the industrial pendant lamp with its metal diffuser in the shape of a half-sphere connected by a cable to a metal base; its rather rounded shapes and beautiful black color will add sparkle to your room. But if you like natural structures, discover our range of LED wooden luminaires without delay. The combination of wood and metal gives an impression of warmth and comfort to the whole, so it is the ideal lamp for a living room. If you have children, ceiling lights suitable for children's rooms are also available, for example the Spiderman lamps for the boys and the snow queen for the little girls, in order to change the eternal colors of blue and pink.

From now on, forget about classic lights and swear by a designer pendant light that will bring character to your interior.

Which designer chandelier and designer suspension to choose for your living room?
Lighting is one of the essential points of a living room layout or makeover project. Indeed, since the latter is one of the main rooms in the home, it is important to make sure that the light matches perfectly with the chosen interior style. For this, the lighting will have to harmonize with the decor and configuration of the space. Currently, pendant lights are the most popular indoor lighting models. This lighting equipment is available in many versions to better meet the needs of consumers. But what kind of pendant light is best for your living room? Which living room chandelier to choose for optimal brightness and definitely design?

The different types of pendant lights and chandeliers available
They generally belong to the same category of indoor lighting. Their difference lies in their structure since the former can be fitted with several bulbs while the latter only support a single light source. Of course, current technologies have allowed manufacturers to create innovative lamp designs. In all cases and according to professionals, the equipment can be distinguished by the type of lighting and the style adopted.

The models offered depending on the lighting

A pendant chandelier providing diffused light
In this case, the holder is equipped with several bulbs or a frosted globe, a lighting mode that particularly characterizes the large lamp. The light generated is useful for the main lighting of a room. It will often be advisable to supplement your lighting with a table lamp or a floor lamp, benefit from other sources of softer light in the evening. Currently, with LED technology, it is possible to have high-power bulbs (which replace the compact fluorescent) for this type of luminaire.

A concentrated light bulb suspension
With this other model, the light produced is powerful. The lighting equipment is provided with a reflector or a shade to optimize the lighting effect. This is why the lamp can produce an illumination of 200 to 300 lux on average. Also, the beam angle is wide enough to illuminate a spacious area. However, the result will be more interesting if the lighting is adapted to the size of the room as well as the interior style and decor.

The decorative suspension
It stands out, in this case, by its very decorative appearance. The amount of light diffused is quite low since the lighting support is completed by an opaque element (the diffuser). This lighting models often complement the previous ones in order to intensify the rendering in a room. They are especially recommended for large or high ceiling living rooms or living rooms. But the equipment can also be used to optimize the brightness in a vertical space.

And for the style?
They had to be categorized according to the style for which they were intended, they could be classified into three sections. The first is that of the baroque chandelier, it is a classic bohemian crystal lamp composed of pendants. The luminaires which bring together the industrial suspension models. The industrial style lamp is usually accompanied by a metal chain and comes in different versions depending on the shape and material of manufacture. It is also possible to have a contemporary chandelier which, however, adopts an industrial style.

The second category is that of crystal equipment. Whether it is a Scandinavian pendant lamp or a modern chandelier, the lighting support stands out for its elegant and sometimes even extravagant side which will give a luxurious touch to the decor. Finally, you have the last section which brings together the design pieces. With these modern and very fashionable suspension models, the living room has an original atmosphere. The designer pendant light and the trendy Scandinavian chandelier are also available in different shapes and colors.

Chandelier and suspension: how to choose the right living room lighting?
The brand is often the first thing that comes to mind when buying a light. Indeed, a well-known brand which enjoys a certain notoriety is always synonymous with quality. However, different criteria should really be taken into consideration if one wants to choose the suitable model. Based on consumer feedback and expert advice, here are the most important.

The dimensions of the lighting support
A hanging lamp can be large, medium, small, or even minimalist. The room configuration will then be useful in order to select the appropriate equipment. Large or standard lamps are preferred if the living room is very spacious or if the ceiling is high. In contrast, medium sized billiard or tassel chandeliers will be more attractive if space is limited enough. If the room has a table placed in the middle, the dimensions of the cabinet can be a very good indication. Professionals estimate that for a 90 cm wide table, the diameter of the lamp should be around 60 cm.

As for the height, they are generally adjustable so that the distance can be adapted according to the ceiling height. The length of the cable can be adjusted using an adjustment mechanism. Of course, the light output will vary. It is for this reason that it is important to find the ideal distance (i.e. 100 cm above the table). And in the event that the living room is equipped with a low cabinet or there is no table, a minimum height of 2 m above the ground is recommended.
It is important to remember that if your ceiling height does not allow the installation of a chandelier, you will always be able to place a designer ceiling lamp.

Materials, shapes and colors
The choice of material will depend on everyone's wishes. The important thing is to make sure that the lighting support highlights the decoration. A metal suspension or a copper chandelier will be perfect for an industrial or contemporary style. But maybe you want to highlight the cozy atmosphere and elegance in your living room. The wood or fabric suspension will then be the ideal equipment. The noble material (or the canvas) will create a magnificent contrast in the room.

The glass pendant light is highly recommended for a designer decor. Still on this last point, you should know that feather or paper suspension models are also available. The feather chandelier like the other versions of luminaires with special coatings brings a touch of fantasy to the central room of the house. Of course, you can mix materials to create an even more designer effect if the living room is spacious enough.

The choice of color often goes hand in hand with that of the material. The black pendant light or the white chandelier are great classics when it comes to living room lighting. But for an even more refined effect, you can also opt for a gray copper light or a chrome-plated black metal chandelier.

Finally, the shape is also a criterion to remember. The supports can be round, square, oval, elongated or flat. The ball chandelier or ball light is one of the most popular models. But some manufacturers also offer lighting brackets with original geometric shapes. We can, for example, cite the hanging lamps in the shape of a cloud that have captured the attention of the public at trade fairs dedicated to  interior design. And what about these chandeliers which look like a rope crossing the ceiling or these lamps whose shape is inspired by the jellyfish? Creators really compete in ingenuity for the enjoyment of consumers.

Other important aspects
If you are in doubt between two models that have the same characteristics, the type of bulb used can be decisive. As LED technology is currently the best, the ideal would be to have bulbs that use this lighting system. It should be remembered that the LED bulb is distinguished by its high longevity and low power consumption.

In addition, one can also take into account the accessories used to control the diffusion of light. The lamps can be accompanied by different switch models. Pushers and pull-tabs are very popular these days. In addition, some equipment is equipped with dimmers to easily adjust the brightness. As for the sockets, the best current sockets have an E14 socket entry or a GU10.

Some tips for the installation
Installation always has an essential step when it comes to lighting equipment. The task can sometimes seem difficult when you are not very familiar with electrical and wired connections. However, according to the professionals, the job can certainly be easily done thanks to a few good practices.

It is important to remember that lighting systems are subject to the famous NF-C 15-100 standard. The latter was adopted for the safety of electrical installations whether it is a living room chandelier, dining room lighting or others. The regulations define, for example, the quantity of light sources that can be placed in a room (depending on the surface). Compliance with this rule is a guarantee of comfort and well-being for the occupants. The standard is regularly revised taking into account consumers' construction and renovation needs. Either way, here are tips from the experts for those planning on installing their lights themselves.

The materials required to install a luminaire suspended from the ceiling
Connection will require the use of various tools and accessories. DIY enthusiasts will certainly have some of this equipment in their home already. But if you have decided to apply yourself for the first time in the task, you will need a drill / driver or possibly a screwdriver and a drill.

Lighting equipment is generally delivered with screws. However, it would also be best to plan a few in case you run out. In addition, you will also need wire cutters and wire strippers to prepare the wires as well as a dowel and a mounting bracket (if the kit is not complete). Finally, you will probably need a black pencil for marking.

The fixing stage
Although installation techniques may vary depending on the model, fixing is practically the first phase of installing a pendant lamp. In the case of an old housing without a DCL box, the task will begin by switching off the circuit. You can then place the hook taking into account the direction of arrival of the electric wires. This is done by marking out the nearest point with a pencil before drilling and obtaining a hole that has the same diameter as the dowel. Then just insert the latter. The fixing hook will finally be well screwed in order to support the weight of the lamp.

If it is a new home equipped with a DCL box, the electrical connections are camouflaged. A socket will then allow the luminaire to be connected. It can be removed from the DCL box and separated from the plug using a unclipping device. The clamping screw is then removed and the cables from the lamp are connected to the plug. It will of course be necessary to respect the colors of the threads. Then simply reconnect the plug and hook the cable to the hook of the housing.

Mounting the pendant luminaire
The installation will continue with the laying of the light fixture cable. If the lamp is pre-assembled, the cord will already be inserted into the holes in the hanger. Otherwise, you will have to pass the cable through these two holes (or those of the bar attached to the hook). Then, we strip the wires from the luminaire and screw them to the domino. Reinstall the cable cover and make sure to screw in the bulbs securely before turning on the power. If the lamp is equipped with a lampshade, this must first be inserted at the socket and secure with a locking ring before fitting the lamp (s). ).

Do not hesitate to scan all of our interior lighting sections to find the model that meets your expectations. Many styles are available. Also discover the latest trends in decoration indoor ion. To facilitate your navigation on our shop, we have installed a sorting by characteristics on our selection of lamps. This search module is on the left of the products. And if despite everything, while continuing your search, you do not find your pendant light in our catalog, do not hesitate to contact us, we will do everything possible to answer your request and find the product suitable for your research centers.

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