We define a linear ceiling light as long and narrow light fixture with more than one light bulb source. It is typically a rectangular or oval shape. It is not round like a chandelier, but it isn't a one light source like a pendant is. The lights can be used for over an island, a billiard table, a kitchen / dinning room table. Instead of using 2 or 3 smaller pendants you can use one linear light fixture. They are great for long rectangular or oval tables or islands.