Why We Love Linear Suspension
With its generally rectangular shape, linear suspension light fixtures are a great way to make a room look wider or longer and since the shape of the fixture lies along a single plane, it's easy to keep a room from becoming over-stimulated with ceiling lights. This style of linear chandeliers is especially great over long dining room tables, billiard (pool) tables, and over the kitchen island, complementing the shape of each area while providing ample downlighting. Commercial linear suspension lighting provides great light for a modern office setting, restaurants, hotels, warehouses, and more. And many designs featured LED, helping to make your space elegant and energy efficient.
Where Linear Suspension Lighting Works Best
Modern linear suspension fixtures lend themselves to the modern dining room and kitchen thanks to their horizontal length and bright downlighting. Over the dining table, you'll love the widespread light a rectangular chandelier can offer and it's also the ideal option to hang over a kitchen island when you prefer light coming from one source versus many (like multiple mini pendant lights strung together). In luxurious dining rooms, a crystal linear suspension from Swarovski Lighting or Schonbek are particularly prone to taking the stage as the premier focus of your dining room, with a glitzy appearance creating beautiful prisms on neighboring walls and surfaces. In the game room, you may consider a linear chandelier as an alternative to traditional pendants or flush ceiling lights, giving the space a bit more edge and illumination. Linear pendants and long, rectangle chandeliers will provide exceptional lighting over the billiard table, giving you the perfect amount of light you need when playing pool with friends.
Linear Chandelier Ideas for Every Style
This collection of linear light fixtures spans multiple decorative styles ranging from modern linear suspension lights to hand-forged wrought iron fixtures that will have you staring up at the ceiling. In contemporary dining rooms and kitchens, consider rectangular-shaped ceiling lighting from Jonathan Adler or SONNEMAN Lighting. Both Jonathan Adler and Robert Sonneman embrace modern design in their illustrious ceiling light designs, creating breathtaking fixtures that are guaranteed to impress. In a transitional living space, look to the linear fixtures from Arteriors or Kichler for more familiar colors and finishes that work almost anywhere. And finally, support an eco-friendly lifestyle with an LED linear suspension from the environmentally-focused line by Cerno. For any style of dining room, kitchen or living room, you are guaranteed to find the perfect suspension light here.
How to Choose the Best Modern Linear Suspension
Although generally long and rectangular in shape, linear suspension fixtures are offered in a number of lengthy sizes to choose from. Before choosing a linear fixture for your home, be sure to measure your dining table, kitchen island, billiard table or any surface where the light will be installed. Additionally, you will want to review common dimensions of the fixture including its height, width, weight, and cable suspension length (how far it hangs from the ceiling canopy). With the proper measurements, you will be able to accurately choose your new suspension. And with a specific shape and size in mind, you can then sort through the colors and finishes that will best match your space's color palette. If you have any questions about the linear chandeliers and pendants featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
In any space you are considering hanging a linear pendant or elongated chandelier, you may also want to consider a multi-light pendant. These cluster pendants offer similar length but separate into three or more individual lights all wired through a single track system. Likewise, you may wish to string together a cluster of mini pendant lights to achieve a similar lighting effect but from multiple sources of light. With any fixture you choose, you'll be pleasantly surprised by its modern design and ability to make an impact in your home.