Why We Love Pulley Lights
Old fashioned, yet modern at the same time, pulley lights are a great addition to any home. These fully adjustable ceiling lights integrate easily into your home by allowing you to suspend them at the exact height you need with a simple pulley system. From multi-light suspensions to minimalist mini pendants, you'll find just the right ceiling fixture you need. And if you love using metallic finishes in your home lighting fixtures, you'll especially like this assortment.
Where Pulley Lighting Works Best
A pulley light is a go-to choice for any space requiring overhead lighting. Where a traditional chandelier or suspension would be a common fit, opt for the adjustability found in a pulley style light fixture. These well-designed ceiling fixtures capture the nostalgic essence of early America while adapting to the trends of modern interiors. Beautiful copper, bronze and brass finishes make a stunning impact on the ceiling while also utilizing modern technology like energy-efficient LED light sources. Pulley lamps are available too in the form of stationary floor designs or portable tabletop fixtures. Much like the ceiling lights featured in the assortment, the lamps use a weighted system that allows you to adjust their height for any occassion. And if you're looking to decorate your outdoor living areas, you'll find plenty of options that are damp and wet-rated too.
A Pulley Light for Every Style
Although this style of lighting is notably traditional, you'll still find plenty of modern elegance and contemporary charm. ELK Lighting is a noteworthy designer of old-fashioned fixtures including the pulley pendants and ceiling lamps found here. With a wide variety of metallic finishes to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect pendant here. Pro tip: we especially like the Farmhouse Pulldown Pendant from ELK Lighting for its intricate pulley system and farmhouse charm. Visual Comfort's pulley lamps bring early America right into your living room. You'll appreciate the lamps for their old world charm, but they will also stand out as conversation pieces. Find a pop of color in the Lucetto Pendant from Ingo Maurer and if your concern is to be energy efficient in your lighting, look to the LED pulley lights from Maxim Lighting.
How to Choose the Best Pulley Lights
With a specific style of Old World lighting in mind, your next step is to make sure you select the right size. Whether it is a pendant, chandelier or portable lamp, picking out the most appropriate size is critical. For a pulley pendant light, look to its height, width, diameter and suspension length - although it will have a pulley system, you'll still want to take note of how far it suspends from the ceiling. Next, choose the colors and finishes that will work best with your home's existing palette. Industrial pulley lights typically have more metallic finishes that are symbolic of the early 1900s, while more modern designs may contain a pop of refreshing color. And lastly, check the required bulb type to ensure you are prepared with the right light bulbs when the fixture arrives. If you have any questions about the pulley light fixtures featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
Other Great Options
A pulley style light is just one type of fixture you can use to support a farmhouse theme. Be sure to browse all of the farmhouse lighting options available for more great ways to round out your decoration. You can also use chairs, tables and storage from the rustic modern furniture to create a cohesive look between the furniture and lighting. Finally, if you're considering a pulley light for the kitchen, you may want to check out the complete kitchen lighting selection for more options.