The "Pendant" in Pendant Lights means these lights must hang down from the ceiling a certain distance. The hardware used for these lights requires that they hang down at least 6" from the ceiling to the top of the glass. The maximum distance with the standard fixture is 60" from ceiling to top of the glass. For an additional charge a longer cable can be provided for hanging lengths of 61"-120".
This is the standard canopy for a pendant light.
Michael Schwade has made some beautiful metal canopies which are an excellent addition to any of our pendant lights.