People are often confused with the terminology associated with Light Pendant Component Anatomy. There is a lot of technical jargon involved with light fittings which prompted us to write a post on light pendant component anatomy which lists the parts used and where they sit in relation to each other.
This post explains what the components are called and explains the functionality of various parts. You may have an antique glass shade that requires a gallery but you need to work out all the other components require to make a pendant. Alternately you may require hardware components to build your own lighting design. The diagram below is a breakdown of a pendant light.
Click on the diagram to find the names of individual components along with a full explanation and link to our product page.
Ceiling roses come in a large range of shapes, sizes and surface colors. They are brass, steel, ceramic or plastic material construction. They are use to secure light fittings to ceiling surface and provide a removable wiring point.
E27 Lamp holders are ES or Edison Screw lamp holders designed for 240 Volt application hardware for Australia (RCM), UK, Europe (CE) etc.
These are made of solid brass, ceramic or Bakelite material and have compliance to the following standards.
AS/NZS 60238:2015 + A1
A range of 220-240 volt ES (Edison Screw) and BC (Bayonet Cap) light globes as Vintage Edison incandescent or dimmable filament Vintage LED. We can supply SES E14, ES E27, GES E40, and B22 bayonet and B15 small bayonet.
Metal Shades are attached directly to lamp holders in most cases either by use of a gallery or shade rings. Steel surfaces can be natural, antiqued or painted. Inside surface can be white reflective or natural metal color.
Galleries are made to attach to E27 or B22 lamp holders so that a "gallery stye" glass or metal shade can be attached to a pendant or light fitting. For E27 lamp holders choose 38mm opening. For B22 choose 28mm opening.
Ceiling plate is our standard solid brass component at 66mm diameter. A choice of ceiling mount block is available in timber or black acetal.
All come assembled ready to wire or assembled and wired as an option.
There are a number of options that need to be considered with standard single globe pendants. Pendants can be cable suspended, brass bar suspended or chain suspended. The lamp holder and ceiling rose will vary depending on the suspension method. We carry a large range of hardware items to cater for these pendant options.
Hardware options will also vary between bare bulb style pendants and shade pendants. With shade pendants attachment options will be reliant on the type of shade being used. All glass shades require a gallery that will hold the glass edge without damaging it. With metal shades there are two types that we use.