Did you know that the term “catenary” refers to a curve created by a wire, rope, or chain suspended between two points under its own weight? This type of design is a popular option using pendants mounted on these suspended cables instead of traditional poles. The beauty of catenary lighting is that it allows lighting designers to illuminate large open spaces, small lanes, and intersections and even draw attention to specific pedestrian areas by creating a low-profile transition between environments.
This month, we highlight some manufacturers that offer this option on their pendant lights. Read on.
The unique ambiance created by catenary lighting is easily achieved because the lighting can be placed precisely where needed, even when no support structure is nearby. This design feature is commonly used outdoors to denote a pedestrian or park area, so the luminaires chosen in the design process must be listed in a wet location.