Outdoor pendant light question

The prior owners of my house put a double floodlight on the wall alongside my deck for lighting. I was looking at lamps to replace it. I found that the light I liked has a sibling that hangs. I've always thought of outdoor pendant lights as being used under a ceiling. I have a pergola over my deck. Can an outdoor pendant light be hung from the pergola?
Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).
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On Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:15:05 AM UTC-8, Don Wiss wrote:

It should say suitable for wet location on the fixture.
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Sure if it's rated for outdoor use.
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Since you said it's an outdoor light, one would assume that it's allowed to get wet. However, I'd be concerned about water running down the wire/chain (or whatever it's hung by) and getting into the body.
Can you tell if it's sealed on top to prevent water from entering the fixture?
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On 12/29/2012 11:15 AM, Don Wiss wrote:

Yes, what are your concerns?
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The biggest problem with outdoor pendants is the wire breaks if they move in the wind. A little swing over a number of years will do it.
I have pretty much gotten rid of all of my PAR38 flood/spots and put other fixtures there or wired the lights somewhere else and blocked off the 1/2" ports. I also have 15w sign bulbs in a couple by the shed. I just want to see my way around in the dark, This isn't the Berlin Wall.
The glare would screw up my sight picture anyway ;-)
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