Industrial lighting can complement industrial decor, which is inspired by the stripped-back style of a factory, warehouse or other industrial space. These often have exposed architectural features in brick, metal, wood or similar raw, rustic materials. The style became popular with the conversion of these commercial properties for residential use as a way to reflect the building’s history.
Industrial pendant lights are decorative fixtures that can provide general, ambient light. Industrial style pendant lights can be small and compact or large and striking, and used in any space from the kitchen to the dining room or bathroom. For industrial interiors, wire cage style lights which exposes the globe are popular.
In keeping with the industrial style, shades in black, or metallic finishes such as copper or chrome are some of the most popular. There are many designs which give the antique look of vintage fixtures but using modern technology and materials. Glass is another popular material for an industrial looking fixture. Some fixtures may combine lights and fans in the one design.
Industrial style pendants are just one of the types of industrial lights available. Industrial style lighting can also include other types of ceiling light products such as spotlights or recessed downlights.
LED globes are a good choice for industrial style light fittings as they give a very high quality light output and come in a range of colour temperatures to suit all settings. LED lamps are also highly energy efficient and have a long lifespan, minimising maintenance. A traditional style Edison bulb with visible filament suits industrial style lights.