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Give Thanks with Lighting

By Ryan Iversen on 10/23/2019

 

Give Thanks with Lighting


It’s about that time of year again. The air gets chillier, the leaves change color and fall, all the while we get ready to stuff ourselves with some good food. Thanksgiving is a day that reminds us to be thankful for what we have by coming together and enjoying a feast. As we gather around the table, we get ready to eat a meal. If you want to make this feast memorable, then you may need to think with lighting. Certain fixtures and light bulbs can make the food look spectacular or slightly off. In this article, we will be covering what light bulbs and pendant fixtures are suitable for which tables, and which color temperature you should be looking for.



Let’s start by talking about color temperatures. If you have seen a bulb called something like warm white or daylight, then it’s referring to the light’s color. A bulb that is listed as 3000K producing a light that is slightly yellow in color, while a bulb that is listed as 2700K is more visibly yellow. Both of these colors create a soothing and relaxed environment, but 3000K is less likely to give your food a yellow tint. 3000K also has the advantage of working with different furnishing styles as its slightly yellowish white color is more flexible than the more visibly yellow of 2700K. For tables and table cloths that are darker wood color or earthy in tone, 2700K is great. For lighter color tables and table cloths, 3000K is the better choice.



A type of light that can be used to light up your tables are candelabra chandeliers. Depending on their style, these light fixtures can be used for a variety of tables. Chandeliers that have a rustic feel are better for darker colors while those that have modern style are better for lighter colors. For chandeliers, TORCHSTAR has two great models of light bulbs. TORCHSTAR dimmable LED filament candelabra bulb has the classic look of a filament bulb and uses the widely used E26 base. The 2700K color is great for your tables that have a darker color. The TORCHSTAR B11 LED milky filament bulb uses the E12 candelabra base and has a milky interior coating to create a softer glow. They have the classic look you love with all the benefits of LED technology.



Another type of lighting fixture that is perfect for lighting up your tables is pendant lights. These lighting fixtures hang down from the ceiling by a cord and adds focused lighting that highlights the décor and table below it. There are many different types of pendant lights and there are also many different light bulbs that can be used with them depending on your preference. A good piece of information to remember is what is the pendant light going to be lighting? Is the table below mostly uncovered and has a runner? Or is it completely covered by a table cloth? What is the table’s and/or runner’s/cloth’s color? It’s best that you get to use a pendant light that matches the table set you are using. Now let’s cover some pendant light fixtures.


The LEONLITE industrial hanging pendant light has a retro style that is a great match for tables that have a darker wood color and cloths of a darker shade. Beautiful to look at and safe to use, the pendant light’s gold tinted aluminum socket is compatible with E26 base bulbs. The lampshade also adds to the look with the matte black color on the inside and outside of the shade. The pendant light’s cable can be adjusted and has a max hanging length of 5.78ft, letting you have the height you desire. If you have a table set that gives that classic feel, then this pendant light is your best table lighting choice.



Now let’s say you have a table set that is more white in color. The darker color of the industrial hanging pendant light would look a little out of place. Fortunately, there is a pendant light that is just right. The ESCENA clear glass pendant light is an excellent choice for this situation with its three clear glass lampshades. The lampshades can be arranged however you desire thanks to their interchangeable design. The three sockets can work with E26 light bulbs up to 60W, letting you use a wide variety of bulbs so you can get the right one for your needs. This pendant light is also easy to install, letting you set it up quickly and enjoy the light it produces sooner.



Another great model of the pendant light is the ESCENA mirror black surface glass pendant light. Like the lampshades of its clear glass counterpart, this fixture’s lampshades are also interchangeable, letting you customize the look of your pendant light. If you have a table and cloth that is too light for the industrial hanging pendant light, but is too dark for a clear glass pendant light, then this fixture is the perfect medium. Like its clear glass counterpart, this fixture has three E26 sockets, letting you use a wide variety of E26 base light bulbs up to 60W.



While these pendant lights may be different, they all can use a great light bulb. TORCHSTAR dimmable antique Edison ST64 bulb works with all three of these pendant lights. This bulb’s classic look adds an early 20th century feel to your décor. If you want to add a unique spin on your lighting, then this bulb is perfect for you. The gold tinted glass easily meshes well with the three models of pendant lights mentioned above, letting you enjoy the look of this bulb’s antique squirrel cage tungsten. For a holiday as steeped in tradition like Thanksgiving, these bulbs are a great match.



While these pendant lights may be different, they all can use a great light bulb. TORCHSTAR dimmable antique Edison ST64 bulb works with all three of these pendant lights. This bulb’s classic look adds an early 20th century feel to your décor. If you want to add a unique spin on your lighting, then this bulb is perfect for you. The gold tinted glass easily meshes well with the three models of pendant lights mentioned above, letting you enjoy the look of this bulb’s antique squirrel cage tungsten. For a holiday as steeped in tradition like Thanksgiving, these bulbs are a great match.


Product reference:

 

E12 4W 2700K Clear LED Filament Bulb

 

Matte Black Hanging Pendant Light

 

Clear Vintage Glass Pendant Light

 

Mirror Black Vintage Glass Pendant Light

 

ST64 Antique Squirrel Cage Filament Light Bulb