Chains and downrods are essential finishing touches for so many light fixtures. A well chosen chain can turn a bathroom light into an elegant aspect of the room, whilst a functional and modern downrod will make your ceiling fan much more chic. Whether you want to preserve a rustic feel in your home or whether you are seeking accessories that will give your apartment a futuristic look, you will have no problem finding the perfect chain or downrod for you here as plenty of different styles and manufacturers are represented in this range. To help you to get started as you browse our collection, below are some ways in which you can incorporate a pull chain light fixture or a downrod (accompanied by the relevant accessories such as chain hooks) into your home decor.
Convenience and functionality are key to a ceiling fan and the addition of a smart, ergonomic chain puller will help to maximize this effect. Choose matching fans and chain pullers for restaurants (where cool air can definitely enhance the ambiance) or opt for something sleek and hygienic in the kitchen. Ceiling fans are also useful additions to a bathroom and here, for safety reasons, no lamp or fan should be operated using a switch on the wall or plugged in using a socket: electric wiring and water should be kept apart. As such, a chain or downrod is a safe and elegant way to operate a bathroom-ceiling fan.
As mentioned above, a pull chain is the safest option for the bathroom, and you can make these light fixtures very aesthetically appealing as well as useful and practical objects. Porcelain is an ideal choice here as it is timeless in its look and feel, easy to clean and keep hygienic and subtly opulent too. That is just one option, though: experiment with metal, plastic or beaded chains for your bathroom lights - whatever works for you.
Pendant lighting is completed by the addition of a matching pull chain. Pay attention to the end of the pull chain here to create the most sumptuous of effects. Many of our chains for light fixtures are decorated with crystalline elements, or finished off with attractive charm like details, which will look wonderful as an accompaniment to a glittering chandelier. The chain can be incorporated into the chandelier holder itself or it can be in a separate part of the room. There is also something much more sophisticated about the gesture of igniting a chandelier using a beautiful chain rather than snapping on a switch. If you already have your light attached to a socket then never fear - it is very easy to adapt it so that you can now use a pull chain. Just use a socket adapter with pull chain and you are ready to go!
Do you ever find yourself rummaging around in the dark in your closet in the morning, unable to find the perfect outfit to wear? A pull chain light in your closet will make it so much easier to see everything. You will be surprised how easy it is to set up a chain with hooks inside your closet. The principle of the pull chain closet light can be extended to encompass any small space - for example, a pantry or kitchen cupboard will instantly become much more manageable if you add in a light of this kind. The same goes for attic spaces, kids' toy cupboards and more. A clip and swivel or some handy snaps will enable you to place the chain exactly where it is most desired.
A light bulb pull chain is the perfect addition to a front porch, an outdoor shed, a corridor on a camp site, a garage or any outdoor area that you would like to illuminate. Even a very simple hanging light fixture with a pull chain on your porch will make your home much more welcoming to guests, whilst a handy lamp and chain combo in your garage area will make unloading the trunk of your vehicle in the dark so much easier. It is actually very simple to use a power outlet to install these kinds of lights in your shed or in a parking area some distance from your home.
Hooks, clips and other accessories - as well as more decorative elements such as replacement beads, pendants and chain links - are always very important items to have ready in a drawer or box. That way, you can replace any broken parts of your light fixtures right away, and keep them looking as good as new at all times. Replacing parts of chain pullers and downrods is extremely easy to do, and these parts are inexpensive as well.
No matter what your budget, you will be able to find something that suits you in this range, as we stock everything from cheap and cheerful little beaded chains to high performance downrods that are suitable for commercial use. Paying attention to the little details such as the chains for your light fixtures is so important for the overall effect of your home decor and, though you might not think it, a single decorative chain can totally transform a bathroom, dining room or bedroom.
From extravagant glittering chains to geometric minimalist rods that are elegant in their clean simplicity, there are pull chains and downrods to fit in with every home decor scheme. Achieve a rustic look with wrought iron or matte black chain, or opt for delicate porcelain or ceramics to complement a classic bathroom. Choose functional steel rods for a commercial kitchen or go all out with sculpted decorations on chains (for instance, heart shaped elements on the ends of a light pull chain in a master bedroom).