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Best LED Pendants For Islands/Peninsulas (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

September 27th, 2013 | 2 min. read

By Felisberto Silva

Pendants have become more popular than even chandeliers over the last 10 years. Open floor plans with islands and peninsulas have called for smaller lights spread further. Have a look:

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LED Pendants

Have a quick look at 1/2 our pendants.

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Relatively few are LED pendants. To review, LED will last over 22 years when used 3 hours and is super efficient. A 6 watt LED is similar to a 35-40 watt incandescent. LED, however, has two issues. First, the early LEDs rendered blue color and lacked a white filter. Secondly, the bulb was only rated at 2-3 watts, so it could never emit more than a dim light.

LED has improved over the years to 6 watt or a 35-45 watt incandescent equivalent and the better brands have the same color as a halogen light bulb at 2700 degrees Kelvin. Be careful, this seems to be the look at the light closely before you buy. Following are the best available.

Best LED Pendants

Mini Melrose by Tech Lighting700FJMMLAS-LED

This pendant light is richly layered in brilliant frit from Italian Murano glass. Available color options are Tahoe Pine Amber, Blue-violet, Ferrari Red and White Frit. Available finishes are Antique Bronze, Chrome and Satin Nickel. These pendants are 8”H x 5”D. You can buy this pendant light with six feet of cable with a 6w LED. Models are available in free jack (stand alone), Monorail and Kable lite system. Prices for these LED pendants start at $304.00 (canopy, track, or cable system sold separately).

The wide opened bottom allows for more light output.

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tech lighting playa led mini pendant 700FJPLANSLED

Playa by Tech Lighting700FJPLANS-LED

This pendant is comprised of natural shell panels. Available color options Brown, Natural and White. Available finishes Antique Bronze, Chrome, and Satin Nickel. Dimensions 9”H x 5”D. You can buy this pendant light with six feet of cable and 6W LED. Models available for Freejack, Monorail and Kable lite system. Prices start at $376.00 (canopies sold separate).

Give your kitchen a unique look with this beautiful glass shell pendant. You can purchase coordinating wall sconces as well.

Bolla by Besa Lighting1BT-150907-LED-SN

This pendant can be hung on a cable or stem. Available finishes are Satin Nickel or Bronze. Available color options Vanilla Matte, Opal Matte, Amber Cloud, Ceylon, Blue Cloud, Honey, Habanero, Magma, Amber Matte, Cocoon, Garnet and Carrera. Dimensions 6”D x 5”H. You can buy this pendant with ten feet of cable and 6W LED. Prices start at $361.00 including canopy.

What I like most about this pendant is the availability of glass options. You can always replace the glass to a different color later on down the road.

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wac lighting eden led mini pendant MPLED518DICBN

Eden by WAC LightingMP-LED518-DIC/BN

This unique fixture is designed with multiple layers of dichroic glass.  Available finishes are Brushed Nickel, Dark Bronze or Chrome. Dimensions are 3”H x 5”D. You can buy this pendant with six feet of cable and 5W LED.

This beautiful glass throws off many different colors. Prices start at $380.00 complete.

Genesis by WAC Lighting: MP-LED311-BN/BN

This pendant comes with dual up light and down light LED. This beautiful pendant has high performance with ambient lighting. Pendant is only available in brushed nickel finish. $254.00.

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Duke Suspension by LBL Lighting: EF667CRMSSCLED

Glass shade with mica flakes or spherical glass beads embedded onto the glass and edge-lit by LED's.

Pendant includes 6' of aircraft cable and a 120V 12-Watt 3000K LED module. Fixture available in bronze or satin nickel finishes. Glass can be clear with fizz or clear with silver mica. Dimensions are 15”W x 8.6”H. $672.00.

Additional Resources

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Felisberto Silva

Felisberto Silva is a Lighting Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance. Fe has worked at Yale for over 15 years. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his three children and traveling.

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