Light Pendant Component Anatomy

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.

Pendant Components

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
Ceiling Roses
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.
Colored Fabric Cable
Colored Fabric Cable
Colored Fabric Cable used to create pendants for decorative lighting. Certification: Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 3191:2008 Approval EESS-150127
E27 Lamp holders
E27 Lamp holders
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. IEC 60238:2004+A1:2008+A2:2011 AS/NZS 60238:2007 AS/NZS 60238:2015 + A1
Antiqued steel light shade 190mm
Antiqued steel light shade 190mm
$38
Material: Steel Height: 70mm Diameter: 190mm Hole Diameter: 40mm (Suits ES, E27 lampholder)
Shade rings for E27 brass lampholder
Shade rings for E27 brass lampholder
$2.50
Dimensions Outside diameter 47mm Inside thread diameter 37mm (1.45 Inch 26TPI)
Light Globes
Light Globes
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
Metal Shades
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.
Glass Light Shades
Glass Light Shades
These glass light shades are made with 2 1/4 inch or 3 1/4 inch gallery/fitter size. Some are replacement glass for various light fittings.
Galleries
Galleries
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.
Chain
Single Rod Brass lamp pendant
Single Rod Brass lamp pendant
$82
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.

Options

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.

  1. Shades that require a gallery
  2. Shade attaches directly to the lamp holder via shade rings alone.

Our webshop is categorised into Lighting Hardware, where you can purchase individual components, and Complete Fittings, where you can purchase lighting such as bare bulb pendantsmetal shade pendantsglass shade pendants and more.