Ceiling-mounted light fixtures and chandeliers

Not every light that hangs from the ceiling is a chandelier. By definition, a chandelier is a lighting fixture that is attached to the ceiling, has branches (or arms) with each branch holding the light. Of course, it’s not a strict definition especially given the more modern chandelier designs. But I won’t say more than that because chandeliers aren’t my thing anyway. I find them either too medieval or too ornate. And the practical side of me says I will never be able to clean them myself.

What I prefer are pendant lights — a single lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling by a cord, chain or metal rod.

casaveneracion.com Pendant lights

Note that a pendant light does not necessarily consist of a single light. A pendant light, or a drop, can consist of several lights and the cord from which they hang doesn’t even need to be of the same length.

casaveneracion.com Pendant lights

The photos were taken at different stores at the home depot in the Ortigas area. Next time, I will pay more attention to store names so I know where to return to buy the things I like.


  1. Mik says

    Hi, C! I also love pendant lights and am planning to get one large one for our future dining area. How timely this new blog is! We’re also in the middle of planning our dream house; we just bought our dream lot (2 minutes from the beach, 15 minutes from the CBD). Have the house plans, just trying to work on the details now (cabinets, lights, etc) I don’t think we’re going to build anytime soon, but we’re having fun with the planning anyway! :)

  2. says

    Congratulations, Mik! It’s so exciting, isn’t it? 2 minutes from the beach sounds wonderful. I wonder if there is one with the beach on one side and a mountain on the other… with broadband, of course! :)

    • Leila says

      Hi Connie! For unique lighting fixtures you might be interested to check out t.o.p (that one piece) at 2nd Flr. Serendra.

        • bernard says

          High Connie, I would like to know if you have any idea how much a lighting fixture + ceiling would be in a 30 sq m condo, We just bought a condo and would like to upgrade it. I’m kind of anxious though because it might be too expensive. do you know anybody who does it? Thanks in advance! Cheers

          • says

            Bernard, you mean you’ll be constructing a new ceiling? I have no idea how much that’ll cost. The price of the lighting fixture depends on 1) how many lights (or “arms”) it has; 2) where it was made (Made in Taiwan and China are cheapest) and the material used (those with solid wood are often more expensive whereas those made with wrought iron are less expensive).