Retractable pendant light

Old 11-12-03, 12:17 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Retractable pendant light

We're redoing the kitcken and adding a breakfast/work island counter against on wall. We'd like to hang a pendant there but the retractables I'm seeing are too fancy schmancy and far too pricey. Is there a product along the lines of a retractable cord that might do the job? We've got 9 1/4" of room to play with and I figure we could hide it in the ceiling with cord comng through a decorative trim plate.
Old 11-15-03, 03:11 PM
scott e.'s Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Anderson, IN
Posts: 386
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Many of the houses in our area built post WWII had retractable ceiling fixtures over the kitchen table. The cable came from the ceiling down to a retractor, then down to the fixture. The retractor was spring loaded and hung in the center of the cable. I do not know if these are still available, but it would look much nicer than a trouble light reel. Good luck!
Old 11-15-03, 03:31 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central New York State
Posts: 13,246
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
My house had one of those lights. it was the ugliest light I have ever seen. It came down on day one, my wife couldn't get to the sorte fast enough to find anything different. I'll gladly sell it to you.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: