8 Unique LED Pendant Lights For Any Living Room

May 2019
Unique Led Pendant Lights

Lighting can make or break a living room. The most important element by far is your centre pendant light, yet most options are expensive. LED pendant lights are an affordable option.

 

A successful living room uses lighting to enhance the features already there. It also introduces interest by creating light and shade.

 

Adding a statement pendant light is the best lighting foundation you can add to any room. With this focal point sorted, you can then add uplights, spots and LED strips.

 

We’ve selected a range of 8 unique LED pendant lights in a range of styles.

 

 

Item

Photo

Our rating

Price*

Purchase

Searchlight Iceball 5 Light LED Ceiling Multi-Drop

7/10

£149.48

Jorunhe Modern LED Crystal Chandelier

5/10

£25.59

Philips Hue White LED Ring Ceiling Pendant Light

9/10

£163.99

Modern Pendant Light® LED Spiral Pendant Lamp

8/10

£69.00

ELINKUME Acrylic LED Pendant Light 45W

8/10

£57.00

EYLM LED Dimmable Pendant Lamp

8/10

£119.00

GDNS Firework LED Chandelier

7/10

£90.00

LightInTheBox Three Rings LED Pendant Light

8/10

£156.66

*prices correct at time of publishing

 

 

Searchlight Iceball 5 Light LED Ceiling Multi-Drop

photo by Searchlight

 

Description

Starting our list is the Searchlight Iceball 5 Light LED Ceiling Multi-Drop, which is available from Amazon for £149.48.

 

With 5 LED lights, the Iceball creates a magical look. It’s a beautiful focal point for your hallway, living room or dining room.

 

Each of the 5 lamps fuses metal and glass to creates an interesting iceball design. Sitting beneath each lamp is a 30 watt LED bulb (5 are included in the package).

 

These LED bulbs use the latest energy saving LED technology. As each lamp is made from glass and metal, the bulbs, when on, illuminate the glass in a pleasing manner.

 

Installing is fairly straightforward. The base plate uses two screws and holds the base in place. Mains power runs into a terminal block which sits underneath the base.

 

The five pendant lamps connect to a central circular ceiling plate. As they vary in height, the cascading of five pendants spiral elegantly to produce a dramatic lighting spectacle.

 

Pros

  • Made from glass and stainless steel
  • Bulbs includes

Cons

  • Difficult to replace LED bulbs

 

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a modern design that’s energy efficient and costs under £200 then this Searchlight Iceball light might be for you.

 

While it’s difficult to change the LED bulbs, they do last longer. So, this shouldn’t cause too many issues.

 

At 102cm, the high of the Searchlight Iceball 5 Light LED Ceiling Multi-Drop will create a superb focal point in your living room. Plus as the 5 lamps sit at different heights, they create interest and a unique light pattern.

 

Overall, it’s a sensibly priced modern pendant lamp. Our score is 7/10.

 

 

Jorunhe Modern LED Crystal Chandelier

photo by Jorunhe

 

Description

At the affordable price of £25.59 (from Amazon), the Jorunhe Modern LED Crystal Chandelier is the cheapest in our list.

 

Featuring a modern twist on a classic design, this Journhe Chandelier mixes stainless steel with crystal glass.

 

As it only uses a single LED bulb, it’s easy to install. Simply screw the backplate into the ceiling and connect the wires into the terminal block. To finish, screw the hood to the backplate and twist in the bulb.

 

You might discount this light solely on price. However, Jorunhe has created this with high-quality crystal glass. These craft cut pieces have a luxurious lustre and offer a classic interpretation time.

 

As the crystals reflect the light produced by the LED bulb, this Journhe Chandelier feels much brighter in reality than on paper.

 

This light fitting would be superb for living room, kitchen or hallway.

 

Pros

  • Affordable light fitting
  • Modern twist on a classic design

Cons

  • Requires some assembly
  • Looks cheap

 

Conclusion

If you expect the £25.59 Jorunhe Modern LED Crystal Chandelier to be the best light you’ll ever buy, then you’ll be disappointed.

 

It does look and feel cheap, but that’s to be expected with the price. While attaching it to the ceiling is fairly easy, there is some assembly involved. As only basic instructions are included, you might have to spend some time looking at the photos and the Jorunhe website.

 

Overall, produce a good amount of light, thanks in part to the crystals which sit around the bulb and reflect the light.

 

We’ve seen similar designs in some of the big box stores for 3 times that of Amazon’s price. So save yourself some money and buy direct. 5/10

 

 

Philips Hue White LED Ring Ceiling Pendant Light

photo by Philips

 

Description

If you’re looking for a sleek design with smart control, then the Philips Hue White LED Ring Ceiling Pendant Light could be for you.

 

Available for £163.99 from Amazon, the package includes the LED pendant and Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Switch. Not only does this give you more control over the light, but enables you to add other Philips Hue smart home products.

 

The dimmer switch comes pre-programmed with a number of presets. There are settings for relaxing, read, doing paperwork and more. This makes the Philips LED pendant ideal for your living room, bedroom and kitchen.

 

Rather than using a bulb, this light fitting uses an LED strip which should last at least 10 years. This makes installing very easy as you just need to wire in the terminal block. Of course, the dimmer switch also requires installing, but again it’s easy to do.

 

While happy to work by itself, what is exciting is it’s potential to link it into a Philips Hue smart home system. All you need is a Philips Hue bridge (sold separately) and you can control this light and a range of key functions via your iOS and Android devices.

 

Pros

  • Part of the Philips Hue smart home range
  • Easy to preset for a range of situations
  • Dimmer switch included

Cons

  • LED strip not bulb

 

Conclusion

The Philips Hue White LED Ring Ceiling Pendant Light is stylish, future proof and affordably priced at £163.99.

 

As it comes with a dimmer switch, if you’re not excited by home automation, then this feature will be more than enough for you. If you’re planning to build a smart home, this could be a superb starting point.

 

Of course, as home automation junkies, we’d recommend starting with this LED pendant light and the Philips Hue starter kit (read our review).

 

Some users have pointed out that it’s quite heavy and so it’s not suitable for ceilings that look as if they might crack soon! So you might need to put your DIY skills to good use.

 

Also, adjusting the pendant height is quite tricky. So, it might take a while to work this out.

 

The other point that’s less than ideal is it’s a LED strip rather than a bulb. While the strip should last over 10 years, it’s does mean when it goes blow, you will have to replace the entire unit.

 

As LED pendant lights go, this Philips Hue is excellent and scores 9/10.

 

 

Modern Pendant Light® LED Spiral Pendant Lamp

photo by Modern Pendant Light®

 

Description

Go bold with the Modern Pendant Light® LED Spiral Pendant Lamp!

 

Available for £69.00 (from Amazon), it’s reasonably priced and will add an instant focal point to your room. It’d look superb in your bedroom, living room, kitchen, and in many other rooms.

 

Arriving almost flat pack, you’ll need to stretch the light to the ideal size for you. As the body is made from acrylic, it’s reasonably easy to extend. Fixing it to your ceiling is straight forward. Screw in the backplate, connect power to the terminal block and replace the housing.

 

As the design uses an LED strip rather than a bulb, it’s really is screw in and go. The LED strip is dimmable and provides a range of colours. These include warm white 3000K to Nature white 6000K.

 

In addition to the light, there’s a remote in the package. This enables you to use the dimming functions straight away.

 

Pros

  • Striking modern design
  • Dimmable with remote included

Cons

  • LED strip not bulb
  • Requires some assembly

 

Conclusion

As Modern Pendant Light® LED Spiral Pendant Lamp isn’t a typical light, it won’t appeal to everyone. However, as one of the most striking LED pendant lights we’ve covering, some will love this.

 

It does require some assembly if you’re not a massive fan of DIY, it might be worth getting an electrician in.

 

As it uses an LED strip rather than bulbs, it does have a shelf life. You might need to replace the whole unit after 10 years. So it’s worth bearing that in mind when it comes to purchasing.

 

There are lots to like about this creation from Modern Pendant Light®, especially at £69! So our score is 8/10.

 

 

ELINKUME Acrylic LED Pendant Light

photo by ELINKUME

 

Description

The ELINKUME Acrylic LED Pendant Light is another impressive modern design. Available for £57.00 from Amazon, it’s reasonably priced.

 

Using a mix of chrome coloured steel and acrylic plastic, the ELINKUME is modern through and through. The nature-inspired design is attractive yet calming.

 

As with other LED pendant light on our list, installing is straight forward. Simply remove the hood and screw the backplate to the ceiling. Wire in the terminal box and replace the hood.

 

The high-quality LED chips produce a natural soft light with no glare. Designed for durability, the LED strips will provide you with at least 10 years of use.

 

The pendant sits at the end of a 1-metre long cable, making it perfect for dining room, living room, bedroom and hallway.

 

Pros

  • Striking modern design
  • no glare

Cons

  • LED strip not bulb
  • not dimmable

 

Conclusion

As another unique design, the ELINKUME Acrylic LED Pendant Light won’t suit everyone. However, at £57, it’s affordable and worth considering.

 

The mix of materials adds to the compelling design and completes the overall modern aesthetic.

 

As with other LED pendants lights, you will have to replace the unit when it dies as you can’t change the LED strips. However, you should get years of use before having to worry.

 

If you adore modern, nature-inspired designs then the ELINKUME Acrylic LED Pendant Light is for you. 8/10

 

 

EYLM LED Dimmable Pendant Lamp

photo by EYLM

 

Description

On first glance, the EYLM LED Dimmable Pendant Lamp might appear more suited for a dining room. And while you could use it that way, it’s suitable for many other rooms.

 

Available on Amazon for £119.00, the EYLM almost looks like a modern take on the classic fluorescent classroom light!

 

The lamp joins the backplate in two places and strong metal cabling holds the light fitting in place. This cabling can be easily adjusted to a maximum drop of 1.2 metres.

 

This modern pendant light has a unique structure. Intelligent LED SMD and Four recessed spots are strategically placed within the frame. These all have a long life and are energy saving.

 

The included remote control enables the lamp to be dimmed. There are also two colour temperatures with cool white and warm white light, both available.

 

After switching off, the lamp automatically remains the last used brightness level.

 

The EYLM LED Dimmable Pendant Lamp is ideal for living rooms, hallways, dining areas and study.

 

Pros

  • Uses a mix of LED strips and spots
  • Height adjustable
  • Dimming remote included

Cons

  • LED strip not bulb

 

Conclusion

There much to like about EYLM LED Dimmable Pendant Lamp. At £199 (from Amazon), it’s affordable. Design-wise, it’s stylish. Plus it’s bright and comes with a remote to allow you to dim it.

 

Installing might take two and require a bit of time to get it level. Otherwise, it’s easy to get this LED pendant light up and running.

 

Since no parts are replaceable, you’ll have to replace the unit when the LED bulbs stop. However, this should be years down the road.

 

If you’re looking for a light which covers a wide area and is dimmable, then EYLM LED Dimmable Pendant Lamp could be for you. 8/10

 

 

GDNS Firework LED Chandelier

photo by GDNS

 

Description

The GDNS Firework LED Chandelier is explosive! It’s £90 from Amazon and features an exciting design.

 

Whether you decide to use as a focal point in your bedroom, living room or dining room, this modern, elegant design prominent.

 

At 60 cm in diameter, it’s of a decent size and uses a mix of plastic and metal. The pendant sits on a 1.5-metre long drop. This length can be adjusted for your room.

 

The GDNS Firework LED Chandelier uses replaceable bulbs, meaning it will last a long time. Plus bulbs are included.

 

Overall it produces a natural white light of around 4000K. This is bright enough for daily use, whether watching TV, reading or eating.

 

Finally, the GDNS comes with a 36-Month Warranty on parts.

 

Pros

  • Exciting design
  • Replaceable bulbs
  • 36-Month Warranty on parts

Cons

  • Made from plastic rather than cut glass crystal

 

Conclusion

Overall the GDNS Firework LED Chandelier is a little disappointing, even for £90. However exciting the design is!

 

Instead of being made from glass, the petals are plastic. This means the light doesn’t reflect as well as if they were glass.

 

We like that it uses bulbs, which can be easily replaced. This means you can use it for years without having to replace the whole unit when a bulb blows.

 

Bearing all of the above in mind, our score is 7/10.

 

 

LightInTheBox Three Rings LED Pendant Light

photo by LightInTheBox

 

Description

LightInTheBox Three Rings LED Pendant Light sports a futuristic design and is available on Amazon for £155.99.

 

At the heart of the design is three different sized rings. The dimensions of the three rings are 40cm, 30cm, 20cm. Each is held in place by metal cabling, so there’s a number of ways to arrange the rings.

 

You could choose a more classic arrangement and stack the rings in height order. However, you could play with the angle of each ring and create a more modern design. As you have 1.2 metres of cable per ring, you have plenty of options.

 

Each ring uses a LED strip to produce a warm white light. While they aren’t replaceable, they will provide years of use.

 

This creation from LightInTheBox is ideal for your living room, hallway, dining room and study.

 

Pros

  • Exciting design with movable rings
  • Height adjustable

Cons

  • LED strip not bulb
  • not dimmable

 

Conclusion

There are many reasons to like LightInTheBox Three Rings LED Pendant Light. Firstly, the design with its interplay of metal and acrylic is interesting to look at.

 

As you can adjust the angle and height of each ring, you can easily create a unique lighting arrangement. The options are endless!

 

We dislike that it uses LED strips and isn’t dimmable. Two features we would hope that could be easily adapted, especially given its £156.66 price.

 

However, in our opinion, the LightInTheBox Three Rings LED Pendant Light scores 8/10.

 

 

The best LED pendant light for your home

With such a superb range of LED pendants on the market, it hard to choose the right one. Hopefully, our selection includes a few which inspire you.

 

While all 8 in our list will provide light for at least 10 years, it’s worth considering if you want to be able to change bulbs. LED strips can’t be changed, so you will have to replace the whole unit when it dies.

 

At the top of the pack is the Philips Hue White LED Ring Ceiling Pendant Light. Firstly it has a classic look, that will work with most interiors.

 

It’s also part of the Philips Hue smart home range. With a few other pieces, you can easily automate your entire home and control it via your phone, anywhere in the world.

 

Coming close is LightInTheBox Three Rings LED Pendant Light and the EYLM LED Dimmable Pendant Lamp. Both feature interesting designs, at reasonable prices and will provide an exciting focal point for any room.