Kitchen islands are must-haves in kitchens these days, and there are some great ways to show it off. Pendant lights look great hanging above kitchen islands, and with so many to choose from these days, a few ideas for those of you doing up your kitchen wouldn’t go a miss.
In any room, a variety of lighting is necessary. Still, in a kitchen, the lighting above an island is essential not just because it’s aesthetically pleasing, but you must be able to perform detailed tasks like chopping and cooking. You can incorporate lighting layers to provide the perfect illumination of the kitchen as a whole. Still, it would be best if you also considered using additional lights over your kitchen island to make your kitchen look showroom ready and pleasing on the eye.
What Are The Best Single Pendant Lights For Kitchen Islands?
If you’re looking for a chic and sleek pendant light for your home, kitchen or your self catering accommodation, this Barletta 3 watt LED ceiling pendant light is well worth a look. This pendant light fitting is shaped like a giant silver bullet or cocktail shaker. It features 3 watt CREE LEDs with a lumens output of 120. These pendant lights look great when there are two or three placed together in a cluster or line above a kitchen island or breakfast bar area.
This modern and stylish pendant light has a somewhat minimalist look to it. The LPL221 9 watt Black LED hanging pendant light adds the perfect touch to any modern kitchen environment and features a high quality CREE LED with 800 lumens of white light output. It’s made from a superior quality aluminium and has a black shade with white interior for added illumination.
How Many Pendant Lights Should You Hang Over A Kitchen Island?
Follow Rule of Three when determining how many pendants to hang over a kitchen island. This rule means that balance is created three times by repeating an item. Three pendant lights build a more balanced space above an island than two or four, although the deciding factor in adopting The Rule of Three is often proportionate. Two pendants would provide enough illumination in a kitchen with a small island, and oversized pendant lights and three could overpower the room, especially if it’s small.
Set of Three Pendant Lights For A Kitchen Island
Stylish Modern Pendant Light
Add Dimmers To Your Kitchen Island Lights
Try applying dimmers to the light above your island, in addition to the height and proportion. Dimmers offer versatility, allowing you to adjust the mood for planning, eating, and cleanup. Having pendant lighting on a dimmer, for example, is multifunctional, providing good general light when required or softer when lightbulbs are dimmed down.
How To Hang A Pendant Light Above A Kitchen Island?
The drop of a pendant light should average about 30 inches above the countertop. Hang your pendant lights above 30 inches from the countertop if you are worried about any heat coming from a stovetop and raise them above eye level, as suspension lights should never impede the view of someone or something on the other side of the island from a person.
You need to find the centre point of the island first before spacing your pendant lights apart. You need to locate the centre point for a smaller island that only requires two pendants, and then place the lights 30-36 inches apart with the widest portion of the pendant being 30 inches from the other pendant light. If you have a larger island that needs three pendants, you want the first pendant to hang directly above the island’s midline. Hang the other two pendants at least 30 inches apart, once the centre location has been identified.
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