Bedside Pendants

What do you think about using a hanging pendant light fixture instead of your traditional bedside lamp? It's an idea that I still haven't completely accepted. I think it works in really modern spaces and edgy hotels but I don't know if I could live with it in my own bedroom.  It is however, a great space saver - talk about freeing up some room on your nightstand (so I can stack even more magazines!). If I did give it a try, I would love to use brass Moroccan pendants that give off great shadows and romantic light - kind of like these:

This black one is also super stylish...
Sunset Mag via Desire to Inspire