For the Up-to-Date Office: 10 LED Suspension Lights by

Issue 19 · Working It · May 13, 2014

For the Up-to-Date Office: 10 LED Suspension Lights

Issue 19 · Working It · May 13, 2014

Looking to upgrade your office overhead lighting? By replacing fluorescent bulbs with LEDs, you're assured 50,000 lifetime hours of light—no need to change a bulb for five years—and you'll save on energy bills in the long run. 

As an alternative to harsh—and often flickering—old-school standbys, here are 10 bar-shaped LED pendants, all well suited for (but not limited to) the office:

Plank Light By Northern Lighting I Remodelista

Above: The Plank Suspension Light by Norwegian Northern Lighting is an LED pendant made of poplar and steel. The lamp hangs from a brown silk wire; £500 from Nest in the UK. 

Alex Allen Studio 2x4 Pendant I Remodelista

Above: The 2x4 Pendant Light is made from whitewashed 2x4 pine and suspended from a red cord and a monofilament that makes the pendant appear to be floating. An LED strip is hidden behind a frosted glass lens; $280 from the Alex Allen Studio. 

Trucheon Suspended in Maple by Matter I Remodelista  

Above: The Truncheon Suspended Light by Zoe Coombes and David Boira—the duo behind NY design studio Commonwealth—contrasts cool LED light with a custom-milled wooden enclosure available in maple or black walnut  and six different cord colors; $2,750 from Matter.

Woody Endless LED Pendant by Jason Miller I Remodelista  

Above: The Woody Endless pendant by Jason Miller is a modular LED lighting system featuring half‐cylinder sections made of aluminum, acrylic, and wood. The cylinders can be joined back to back or end to end, allowing for linear as well as  three‐dimensional installations. The aluminum hardware comes in bronze, black, polished aluminum, and brushed brass finishes. Prices start at $4,800 for three units and $8,000 for five units from The Future Perfect.

Cohiba Suspension Lamp in Cowhide I Remodelista

Above: Named after the hand-rolled Cuban cigar that it's shaped like, the Cohiba Pendant Lamp, by Benjamin Hopf for Formagenda, is aluminum and leather (available in brown, black, and white); € 643 from Connox. Contact the retailer directly for color availability. 


Branch Pendant in Large by Rich Brilliant Willing I Remodelista

Above: The Large Branch Pendant, made by Rich Brilliant Willing, features perforated metal sheets placed on top of diffuser lenses. The pendant is available in gold (brass) and natural aluminum finishes with an LED board; $1,710 from Horne. 

Poster Lamp by ZERO I Remodelista

Above: The Poster pendant, designed by TAF for Swedish Zero, resembles a cardboard poster tube. It's made from extruded aluminium (in black, white, and cardboard-colored) and an LED strip that lasts up to 50,000 hours. Contact Zero for purchasing details. 

Pipeline Large by AndLight I Remodelista

Above: The Pipeline Large is the work of Caine Heintzman, co-founder of Vancouver's AndLight studio. It's made of copper and aluminum available in three finish combinations and is suspended from an aircraft cable. Contact AndLight for pricing.

Numerouno Pendant Lamp in White Cardboard I Remodelista  

Above: Kiessler of Berlin's Numerouno Pendant Lamp is made of cardboard. Choose between the basic version, which uses a low-energy tube, and the Numeround LED, which comes in blue, red, mint, and gray, and also has a notably low energy consumption; €159 via Kiessler.

Virga Pendant Lamp bu Cerna I Remodelista  

Above: The Virga Pendant Lamp is by Cerna, a California industrial design and manufacturing company specializing in LED lighting. Made in the US, it comes in black (shown) or brushed aluminum; $549 from Horne. 

Upgrading your work space? Have a look at our Office Posts for more ideas. And for inspiration, browse the 567 photos of Well-Designed Offices in our Gallery. Did you know that plants enhance productivity? See Gardenista 10 Tips for Office Plants from The Sill.

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