Lighting 101 FAQs

Pendant Essentials

Kitchen Island
  • The quantity of pendants you should install over your island depends on both the island’s size and the size of the pendants themselves.
  • Typically, pendants create a visually pleasing effect when arranged in odd numbers. However, if you have a larger island and are using larger pendants, a pair of pendants could work well.
  • As a general guideline, pendants should be hung with the bottom positioned approximately 36 inches from the countertop.
  • To avoid an overcrowded appearance, make sure to place the pendants at least 6 inches or more away from each end of the island.

Create a striking visual impact by mixing and matching different pendant lights. This approach can elevate the overall aesthetic of your space. For an ultra-modern appearance, consider clustering three pendants of varying shapes or sizes from the same pendant family above a kitchen sink or a dining room table.

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