Cable lighting is an innovative, expressive, and modern choice of track lighting that features lamp heads and pendants hung from a set of parallel cables suspended horizontally across a room. The cables not only support the different light fixtures that are hung from them, but run the necessary electrical components that provide them with power. Because of this, these lighting systems are actually quite flexible in terms of both overall shape and functionality, as they can feature different kinds of lighting heads, and all lighting hung from them can be easily adjusted.
The cable heads and pendants are the components of cable lighting that feature the actual lights and bring a more defined style to the installation. From pivoting spot light heads and wash washers to metal shade or art glass pendants, there are a variety of options that can bring a bit of personality to your cable lighting installation. You can even feature a mix of different types of lighting heads on the same cable; however, to keep the electrical components functional and safe, just be sure that you also install a track lighting transformer that has a maximum wattage greater than the total wattage of whatever fixtures you attach to it.
Although there are not quite as many styles of cable lighting heads as there are of track or monorail heads, cable lighting as a whole makes a bigger style statement and inherently creates a modern industrial look in any space; so most styles of cable lighting play into that specific look.
If you are searching for the ideal cable lighting, but would prefer not to have to all of match separate components yourself, be sure to also check out our selection of cable lighting kits. These come complete with all the pieces needed for a beautiful cable lighting installation.