A “chandelier”, the original pendant fixture that has served us well for centuries may be the leader of decorative fixtures to take us through the next millennium with LED technology. While LEDs have been with us for some time, their design and function is still pretty limited to task lighting, preferably where the unattractive element is concealed in a strip under a cabinet or in a closet. Finding a decorative fixture could be a challenge but, the chandelier may be taking LEDs right out of the closet.
While some of the prices are still other-worldly, these decorative fixtures are examples of a future where all lighting is as beautiful as it is über efficient. With no filaments to break or heat, no gases, and a compact size, as technology advances, the light emitting diode will be a dream for the designers of light fixtures. Pictured are a few recent entrées into our new age: Group Two Design’s Chandelier, Roll & Hill’s Halo, Designed by Paul Loebach, Ding 3000’s 2D Lamp, and the LQ-P, Designed by Hani Rashid for Zumtobel.