The Best Cable Lighting Pendants in 2021

Looking for the best Cable Light Pendants to add to your suspended lighting system? We’ve put together our favourites with buying guides to help you choose the right solution for you.

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What are Cable Lighting Pendants?

Cable lighting pendants are suspended decorative lights for cable lighting systems. They offer the ideal opportunity to add some creativity, style and color to any space that is using cable lighting as it’s source of illumination.

Cable Lighting pendants differ from ordinary pendant lighting as they cannot be installed in a normal ceiling but instead play an important role in the versatility of a cable light system.

Why Use Cable Lighting Pendants?

A great benefit to using cable lighting pendants is the opportunity to quickly add, remove or re-position a pendant anywhere along the cable lines – perfect for over dining room tables where sometimes a drop pendant is desired and other times replaced with cable light heads for more task orientated illumination instead.

This customization potential opens up opportunities to transform the look of any space by adding accent lighting and feature lighting over spaces that would otherwise not have them permanently. They can be the instant decorative ingredient that allows you to try different styles and positions without the commitment of actual installation.

Where Best to Use Cable Lighting Pendants

Cable lighting pendants also create opportunities to add decorative lighting to rooms that would otherwise struggle to install lighting into the ceiling as they suspend from cables rather than need to be hard wired into the ceiling.

Concrete ceilings are difficult to install onto without the power being surface mounted and looking unsightly, so the cable light pendant comes to the rescue allowing spaces that would otherwise be limited in their scope to use decorative pendants.

Pendants bring an important focal point to a room and even more so with the cable lighting pendant as plays it’s part in the wider cabled system. Ideal for use in kitchens, dining rooms and family rooms that can accommodate a single or group of pendants.

Commercial spaces that use cable systems can now benefit from the beauty of pendants too, over reception desks or transforming the board room table.

Choosing Cable Light Pendants

Choosing pendant lighting usually begins with getting the style, size and finish right first for the room before worrying about the light it gives out. However, don’t forget that this is lighting after all and be aware that some pendants will not necessarily give much of an output.

Metal bodied shaped pendants are particularly trendy and will obviously not diffuse lighting through the sides but send all the light down with a little spilling upwards too.

Choosing the physical size of a cable lighting pendant generally should make a statement so if the pendant itself is not big the correct scale for the room then group multiples in a row.

Each pendant has a connector at the end of it’s power flex that easily clips onto the suspended cables of the system it’s designed for.

Choosing cable lighting system components does need care and attention so be aware that the pendants may need to be selected for the system they were designed for. If you prefer one from a different system just check that the voltage and connection mechanisms are compatible.

Best-Selling Cable Lighting Pendants

With so many cable lighting pendant choices found online it can be difficult to put all your trust in just an image found on a webpage, so we recommend only pendants from good quality brands and manufacturer’s.

Brummel Kable Light Pendant

Brummel Kable Lite Pendant – Tech Lighting


A spun metal shade ideal as a feature pendant for dining rooms, hallways, kitchens – anywhere! This LED version is fully dimmable.

Also available in a lamped version so you can decide upon what lamp to use, giving you more control over color temperature and output.

Brummel shown in Freejack System

For lots more on suspended lighting choices check out: The Best Track, Monorail, Freejack & Cable-Lighting

Andrew Orange , the owner of Orange Lighting qualified and worked as an interior designer in 1993 before specialising in lighting working on high profile projects based in London. Since starting Orange Lighting Ltd in 2003 he has been sharing his knowledge and unique teaching style mostly to his designer clients, offering practical real life advice born from running a busy consultancy and lighting supply business. Launching in 2020, his blog has evolved into Quick & Easy Lighting, curating some 25 years design experience into making the lighting choice and design process achievable and easy to understand for all.