Pendant Lights quite often called a suspender or a drop light is a light fixture hanging from the ceiling suspended by a chain, metal rod or a cord. They are available in variety of designs and sizes and in varied kinds of materials too.
Pendant lights can make your home look extremely elegant and enhance any given space. They can break the monotony in any given style and do not take up floor space. Pendant fixtures have become a very popular lighting choice for any room. We thus give you some great wys of how you can use these.
OVER A TABLE
The correct height to hang a pendant above a table is 28-32 inches but the fixture can be hung slightly higher or lower depending on personal preference, fixture size and ceiling height. It is also extremely important to decide whether the fixture is to provide ambient light, task light or both.
ABOVE AN ISLAND
Typically the pendants should be hung 28-35 inches above the countertop or around 75 inches above the floor as they are a great solution for providing adequate task lighting and enhancing the beauty of the kitchen. Another tip for pendant lighting above an island is to make sure you hang the fixture high enough so that you do not hit your head while working or are not staring directly into the lights while standing.
IN THE MIDDLE OF A ROOM
You can hang pendant lights lower when placing them in the middle of a room, especially if a piece of furniture is placed below it. This creates a dramatic look that is functional too because you have no fear of someone walking under the fixture and bumping their heads.
A lot of people opt for pendant fixtures on either side of the bed instead of table lamps. This not only looks a lot more attractive but also saves a lot of space where you have limited room to set a table lamp on a nightstand.
IN YOUR BATHROOMS
Pendants hung in the sides or front of a mirror in the bathroom are quite an attractive option. The height at which they are hung should be such that they not only provide best lighting but also make sure that nobody bumps their head when leaning over the sink.
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