If you have a pendant light hanging from your ceiling, but it’s too long and untidy, there are several ways to fix this problem. One way is to adjust the length of the cord. Another is to use other materials to hide the cord. Jute rope, for example, can hide the cord nicely.
Straightening out the cord
A simple solution to a bent pendant light cord is to straighten it. You can do this by gently pulling on the ends, or you can use a hairdryer. Make sure not to pull too hard because this will bend the cord. You can also smooth the cord with a piece of cloth or paper towel.
First, you need to unwire the pendant light cord. This should be done using a hollow steel rod, which is available from stores like IKEA. Depending on how long the cord is, you can buy a different size of rod.
Adjusting the length of the cord
If the pendant light you’re installing hangs too low or too high, you may need to adjust the length of its cord to fit the space you’re working with. This is a simple process that takes just a few minutes. To begin, turn off the circuit breaker in the area where the fixture is located, and then position a sturdy stepladder under the light fixture. Next, unscrew the canopy from the electrical box.
To adjust the length of the pendant light cord, you can either cut it or insert an extension cord. Alternatively, you can stuff the extra cord into the canopy and secure it with a knot. In either case, this will compress the length of the cord.
Using other materials to straighten the cord
Using other materials to straighten pendant light cables is an easy way to fix kinked cords. You can use a paper clip or a hair straightener to straighten the cord. But you must use caution. Make sure that the cord is not too large or too small or it will end up in a kink. In addition, you should also use the right materials to prevent fire hazards.
Using a metal rod is a simple way to straighten pendant lights. A hollow steel rod can be purchased from an IKEA or you can use a curtain rod. The length of the rod should be adapted to the length of the cord. Once you have the right size rod, you can tighten the rod against the pendant light cord.
Using jute rope to hide the cord
When hanging pendant lights, you can hide the exposed cord with jute rope. It’s easy and will complement the industrial design of the pendant light. Using a thick rope will hide the exposed cord and add a rustic texture to the room. You can measure the distance from the ceiling to where you’ll hang the pendant light and wrap the rope around. The end of the rope should be tied with a knot. You can also use clear nail polish to prevent the ends from fraying.
Using twine is another way to hide the exposed cord. It can be used to wrap lamp shades and even chandeliers. If you want a more modern look, you can cover the exposed cord with beads. There are many colors of beads available that look great in this setting. Masking tape and metal splints can also be used to cover the exposed cord.