There's no denying that pendant lights can beautifully accent your kitchen, but they're also highly functional since they can provide much needed task lighting.
Below are tips for choosing kitchen pendant lighting along with some of our current favorites.
How to Place Kitchen Pendants
Remember, the ideal position involves having the light point directly down on your kitchen islands and bars (remember, it's hard to run wires in these areas).
Hang pendants 30” to 36” above your countertop. To cast more ambient light, choose pendants that are open on top or have lighter colored glass.
LED kitchen pendants make a great choice, but halogen lamps are still popular, thanks to their small bulb size and long life. Here's a selection of kitchen pendants to consider.
Are you worried about overwhelming your countertop, island, or breakfast nook with a bulky fixture? A mini pendant offers a great solution: it illuminates the area without overwhelming it. Install multiple mini pendants (most are low-voltage) or place one in just the right spot so it casts the perfect amount of light.