“ Brand: Homebase / Type: Pendant Lamp „
I was recently looking for a new shade for a little hallway we have in our house. I didn't want a chandelier or anything over the top but I did want something that would let a lot of light through as this little space can be a bit dark at times. Also the shade had to be long enough to hide an energy saving bulb. I hate it when those bulbs poke out of the bottom of light shades.
I went to my local Homebase to see what they had that would fit the bill and I bought their Wire Wrap Pendant. It cost £8.99 at the time although I know Homebase have a sale on now so it may well be reduced.
The pendant wasn't packed in anything it just had cellophane wrapped around it.
The Silver Wrap Pendant is made entirely from chrome wires, quite thick wires though. There is a little silver plate that fits the ceiling fitting and the pendant shade attaches to this with 3 small hooks. These cant be seen once the shade is up. The wire wrap pendant is strictly to hang from the ceiling you cant use it for a lamp as with some shades.
What I really liked about this pendant shade when I saw it was the size. The drop is just 9 inches which is ideal for our home. The ceilings are not overly height but Mark is! At well over 6 foot he would head but anything much lower, this drop is ideal. The diameter is 16 inches around the centre at it widest and it tapers in gradually to 13 inches at the top and bottom giving it, in my opinion, a lantern look.
The wire wrap pendant disguises the energy bulb very well but lets the light through which was exactly what I wanted. The shade can easily be unhooked if you want to take it down for decorating or to give it a quick wash. A dunk in a bit of soapy water would be OK but of course it should be thoroughly dry before putting up again.
As I said the pendant is made entirely from chrome wire. It has a basic metal frame and the wire is wound around this to create the pendant. The whole thing has a very modern look. I wouldn't personally recommend this shade for a lounge, but that is just my opinion. It makes an ideal little shade for a small space like a hallway or would probably suit an older child's room.
This is a lovely little shade, not expensive and appears to be quite strong, it has quite a modern look to it Im very pleased with mine and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.