Pendant Lights / April 23, 2018 / Rosie Pacheco
An interesting observation is that all your kitchen pendants can be installed in your existing ceiling fixture boxes. This implies that you should find it extremely simple to replace your existing ceiling mount fixtures by pendant fixtures without practically any hassle at all. The issue of mounting and installing the fixture on your ceiling is thus completely eliminated. Thus, using these pendants for your table tops and kitchen islands becomes much simpler. Please note that pendants hang physically and tend to occupy a larger diameter compared to the ceiling lights. So even if you have a ceiling light along the perimeter of your kitchen, installing the pendants using the same mount fixtures may not be easy. Hence if you desire such installation, getting professional help is suggested.
A large, single pendant is perfect for an entryway where only one source of lighting is needed. This also makes it an artistic focal point. A big pendant works great above a dining room table for the same reason. Small pendants, like mini globes, are great alternatives to installing track lighting. Their lighting is bright but less intense all around, so it is perfect for task lighting in a kitchen or other work area. Hanging small pendants in multiples allows for sufficient lighting. Make sure to hang them above eye level to prevent glare. Light will either be directed up or down, depending on the shape or type of shade used. Pendants that are inverted will stream light to the ceiling. This provides ambient or mood lighting in a space. Pendants with open bottoms focus light downward, allowing them to be task lighting above a workspace like a kitchen island.