The Light Fantastic
Industrial Light Electric is a small company in San Francisco, which crafts stylish modern industrial lighting. All of the lights in their substantial collection are lovingly hand-made, with the option to customise your order by selecting different coloured cords and fixtures. We’ve selected three of our favourite pendant lights below. But Industrial Light Electric also have a fantastic selection of wall and ceiling lights and desk lamps. We’re delighted to say Industrial Light Electric ship to the UK. Sadly bulbs wouldn’t make it over the Atlantic in one piece, but all of the Industrial Light Electric lights take a standard E27 screw base bulb.
Without a doubt, one of our favourite lights from Industrial Light Electric is this wire cage light in turquoise blue. It’s also available with a black, mint green or vintage rusted wire cage, but we just love the zing of this turquoise. The custom made to order light comes with wire cage, black or white ceramic socket, black or white ceiling canopy and black or white ceramic wall plug (which you’ll need to modify if you live outside the US or Canada). It also comes with a 4ft length of cord – you can choose from an array of different colours – with the option to order extra cord if required. We really like the smart combination of the turquoise blue cage and the black and white zig-zag cord, pictured below.
Wire cage light in turquoise blue, $75, Industrial Light Electric
With a white plastic cage and galvanised pipe, this pendant cage pipe light from Industrial Light Electric will create an even stronger industrial look. Our tip: this cage pipe light would look great in a hallway or kitchen but we love the idea of positioning two either side of the bed, with extended galvanised piping so that they hang low and act as reading lights.
Pendant cage pipe light, $69, Industrial Light Electric
Finally, this metal shade industrial pendant, which is reminiscent of vintage factory lights, has a more traditional look. With its glossy black metal shade, we think it would look particularly smart hanging low over a dining or kitchen table. And, depending on your colour scheme, we suggest opting for a statement cord in silver or classic red.
Metal shade industrial pendant, $145, Industrial Light Electric
If you enjoyed this feature on pendant lights from Industrial Light Electric, you might also like to take a look at our dedicated Lighting section – which includes everything from wire cage lights to vintage factory lights and smart desk lamps. And be sure to visit us over on Pinterest too!
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