Hallway pendant lighting ideas

In high-traffic, functional areas such as hallways, a lighting fixture with a decorative feel can make the space more welcoming and pleasant to walk through. As hallways can often be narrow and dark due to lack of windows, a hallway pendant light can provide a stylish solution while adding character, warmth, and most importantly, light.

Light the entryway with pendant lights

Make your visitors feel safe and welcome with a large entryway pendant light. Ensure that you hang it far enough from the door and high enough so that people can pass underneath easily. If you have high ceilings, this can add a touch of grandeur to your entrance hall.

Our pick: The Being pendant light, with its flat, round shape and adjustable cord, is a perfect addition to entryways. Use any shade of warm-to-cool white light to set just the right tone as people come and go.

Small pendant lights for the hallway

If you have a narrow hallway, choose a slender pendant light to avoid overcrowding the space and making it seem even smaller. Install multiple pendant lights in longer hallways, spaced at equal interval, to bring a sense of uniformity and elongate the space.

Our pick: The Philips Hue Enchant pendant light features a modern and elegant design that provides enough illumination without overwhelming the space visually. 

Glass hallway pendant lighting

With dark hallways, you need to maximize the functionality of a hallway pendant light without adding any glare. A glass hallway pendant light works well for this purpose, because it diffuses the large amount of light it emits. 

Our pick: The Philips Hue Flourish pendant light features not only a glass shade but millions of colors of light, letting you personalize your hallway for any time of day or moment.

Smart lighting solutions for hallways

Go beyond traditional pendant lighting for the hallway and use Philips Hue smart lights, which offer far more opportunities to personalize your space. Schedule automations that turn your lights on and off automatically, or pair your hallway pendant light with a motion sensor — any time someone walks down the hall, the lights turn on to light the way.

*When a bulb displays "Up to" a certain number of lumens in its specifications, it displays the maximum lumen output of the bulb. It shows how bright the bulb can get at 2700 K (White bulbs) or 4000 K (White ambiance or White and color ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness