Rise & Fall Lighting
Rise and fall ceiling lights, or height adjustable lights, are a fantastic flexible lighting option that puts you in charge. This versatile, self-adjustable form of light fitting allows you to adjust the height to alter the spread of light. For a more focused illumination simply pull the light downwards. To create a wider spread of light, move the light back up. This style of lighting works especially well over dining tables and kitchen work surfaces.
Rise and Fall Pendant Lights
Rise and fall lighting was first introduced in France in the early part of the 19th century. They were a common site in café’s and bistro where they would be placed over tables. Their design was largely similar to that of a normal ceiling pendent in that they were suspended from the ceiling and would hang down. However, where they differed was the unique pulley system that would enable the pendants height to be adjusted as required. This meant that they were much more flexible than standard hanging pendants and could be used in rooms with low ceilings.
Although still a popular choice in café’s, rise and fall lighting is becoming increasingly common in dining rooms and kitchen thanks to the flexibility in offers. Placed over a dining room table, kitchen unit or breakfast bar, rise and fall lighting can act as both task light or ambient room lighting. By combining a rise and fall light with a dimmer switch the versatility can be even further increased.
Not only is rise and fall lighting a highly practical solution they are also extremely attractive with a broad range of options and styles to choose from. The classic design, with weighted pulley, that would have been a common sight in 19th century Paris, is a popular choice. These can be combined in groups or 2 or more to stunning effect when spaced out above a large dining room table.
Modern manufacturing techniques have allowed for many larger and more elaborate designs and if you are looking to make a statement then you’ll be spoilt for choice with the range on offer.
Rise and Fall Lighting from Sherwood Lighting
Our range of lights has been carefully put together by our in-house lighting experts to deliver a broad mix of styles, finishes and pricing options. We focus heavily on British made lighting brands as we believe they offer both great quality and design.
If you have any questions regarding our rise and fall lighting range then please get in touch with our helpful and friendly team on 0115 926 6777 or by completing our contact us form.