Pendant Lights / April 24, 2018 / Virgie Gallagher
While installing kitchen pendant lighting, you would want to ensure that you install them at the right height. Placing them too high would lose the great focus that pendant lights are capable of producing, and placing them too low would obstruct your movements as well as potentially dazzle your eyes. You need to strike the right balance between the two. The convention that tends to work the best is to fit the kitchen lighting around three to three-and-a-half feet above the table tops and islands. This gives just about the right brightness. Since the tables would lie directly below the pendants, people would not walk through those places and as a result free movement of your family members will not be obstructed. While purchasing your kitchen pendant lighting system, make sure that you consider the size of the light, brightness, style and price factors. Once you take all these factors into account, you shall find that selecting and installing the pendant lighting in your kitchen will become a simple task.
The secondary lighting strategy for the room would be more task oriented. These lights illuminate specific areas of the room, such as a table lamp that can be used for reading when set next to a sofa or a floor lamp that illuminates a couple of chairs paired together. These lighting solutions are great for adding drama to a room, such as when you want to leave the general lighting off entirely or dimmed so that you can bring focus to certain areas. Pendant lighting works well for this too, particularly in the kitchen or dining room. That's because these lights, like spotlights in a theater, can be aimed to specific locations, such as the kitchen counter or the island in the center of the kitchen. Or they can be strategically located over the dining room table, replacing a traditional chandelier. If your dining room is large enough, you could also consider adding a second set of pendants over the buffet or sideboard.