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Pendant Lights That Use LED and CFL Bulbs

Written by Katie | 5/2/16 2:19 PM

From left to right: Helio pendant light with the Baby Plumen 001 CFL bulb, LED Beacon bulb, Incandescent Beacon bulb, and Philips SlimStyle LED bulb 


Each and every Niche pendant light comes equipped with a standard bulb. Depending on what pendant light you choose, the standard bulb option varies. The standard bulb is usually a traditional incandescent bulb. However, you can use both LED and CFL bulbs as well. We offer several to choose from to make your pendant light look and feel just how you want it. What's the best option? Take a look at some advantages of LED and CFL bulbs.


LED Light Bulbs

  • Light up immediately, like an incandescent bulb
  • Don’t heat up much at all – they stay cool to the touch even after use
  • Last up to five times longer than CFLs; can literally last a lifetime
  • No sensitivity to cold temperatures
  • Do not contain mercury
  • Some models can be used with a dimmer switch
  • Available in soft, warm, and bright white hues


  • Use less energy than incandescent bulbs
  • Cost less than LED light bulbs
  • Produce extremely bright light that spreads evenly
  • Available in soft, warm, and bright white hues