Ever since humans first noticed the regular movement of the Sun and the stars, they were excited to create methods to regulate and measure different passages of time during a day. In the olden days when there were no sources of measuring time, people were totally dependent upon the sunlight to keep the track of current time, but now when we have our own sources of light as well as measuring time, the sunlight has become less informative for us. Inspired by the relation between light and time, India-based industrial designer, and photographer Adil Lokhandwala has created Saturn luminarie to once again couple light with time.
It is a suspended lighting fixture designed to bring stylish illumination to your space while telling the time in a different way. It looks like a sculptural pendant light when seen from a distance, but a closer look reveals that it also serves as a ceiling clock. Two stationery perpendicular rings in the center of the lamp represent specific spots for 12, 3, 6 and 9 while rotating arms with four stepper motors indicate the time.
You can find a variety of decorative pendant lamps to bring character as well as elegant illumination to your space, but if you are looking for a pendant light with dual use, then you can really go with the Saturn luminarie. We are also listing some more innovative pendant lamp designs with dual purposes for people who aren’t satisfied with this pendant lamp cum ceiling clock.
Kichler’s Terna LED pendant ceiling fan
This pendant lamp doubles as a micro fan for confined spaces. It has a built-in light kit to bring luminance in dark spaces, while there are also five polycarbonate blades that spin to push down a cool breeze.
Meyda Tiffany ceiling fan light
Handcrafted by Meyda Artisans in the USA, this innovative creation from Meyda Tiffany combines custom lighting and fan technologies. There are eight inner lights and four uplights to provide ambient illumination out of its Amber Mica body. In addition to serving as a pendant light, there is also a fan in the center to bring gentle breezes to space.
Golden pendant light planter
Constructed with a transparent glass planter, golden hanging chain, and lamp holder; this pendant lamp is perfect to add some modern elegant style to your home. It is available in four different styles to match your home decoration.
Ryan Taylor’s Babylon pendant light planter
Toronto-based designer Ryan Taylor has designed Babylon pendant light that doubles as a planter. Inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon, he has made a multifunctional pendant for people who like plants, but don’t want the clutter of flower vases. It looks like a round plate with lighting underneath and specific space at the top to grow plants.
Édith hood by Fabrizio Crisa
It is an award-winning range hood that’s capable of ensuring fresh air and light in every corner of your kitchen while cooking. This 50 cm hood has built-in 9W LED lights to illuminate the space, while there is also a high efficiency motor to clean air suing less amount of energy.
Hood Pendant light
This modular pendant light is designed by Stockholm-based studio Form Us With Love for Swedish lighting company Atelje Lyktan. It is designed with the aim to provide illumination, and serve as a sound barrier around a table.