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Pendant Lights: Beautiful Landscape Lighting Fixtures to Accent Your Outdoor Living

Are you looking for something unique and different for your landscape lighting project? Pendant lights are beautiful landscape lighting fixtures that help accent and elevate your outdoor living space. 

Pendant lights spark interest and joy in your landscape at night. Their purpose is to serve as a beautiful accent. While they don't usually do a lot on their own, in terms of providing functional lighting, they make up for this by adding something beautiful, fun and different. 


What is a pendant light?

A pendant light typically is an ornate fixture suspended or attached to some kind of structure. 

Pendant lights can be a many things. There are many different styles and appearances. The point of a pendant light isn't to provide functional lighting; it's simply meant to add drama. 

For example, a popular place to hang a pendant light is the inside of an arbor or trellis above a walk way or sitting area. This turns that entrance or sitting area into a focal point. Pendent lights turn the area around them into a place of interest worth visiting. 

If you don't ever sit on the garden bench under that beautiful tree in the corner of the back yard, you'll be amazed how much it will be used once the right light is added. 


Kinds of Pendant Lights

  • Lanterns

There are numerous pendant lights that can be used depending on the style and look you are going for. Does your garden space have a more orient theme or feel to it? Than perhaps a lantern inspired pendant light would be at home in your garden. Aurora Pendant Light

  • Star Liters

Star liters are fun lights meant to create interest above all else.  The fixture is essentially a cylinder with perforated holes across the surface that allows for light to reflect and bounce out each hole. These pendant lights can be used for all sorts of applications.

SPJ Star Liter

  • Glass Star

If you're looking for more of a lantern type feel, this glass star can make for the perfect centerpiece inside of a pergola or small pavilion. It adds interest, functional light, and a splash of elegance.


There are numerous pendant light styles that can be used depending on the setting and look you are trying to achieve. The benefits of adding a pendant light is that it can make your yard feel truly unique and one of a kind. 


Working with a Lighting Designer

There are numerous different styles of pendant lights out there, finding the perfect one can be challenging. This is one of the reasons why working with a professional lighting designer can be such a benefit. With their years of experience, they can help you find the right fixture to make your outdoor living space feel like one of a kind. 


Landscape Lighting Makes All The Difference

At Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For over 15 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front and beyond. 

Located in Midvale, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah installs, maintains, and repairs lighting systems throughout Utah's residential areas, including Salt Lake City, Park City, Draper, Davis, and Utah Counties.

If you have an upcoming project you'd like help with, call (801)440-7647 for more information, schedule a free consultation, or feel free to simply fill out a contact form on our website, www.utahlights.com


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