As a general rule, pendant lights should hang between 30 and 36 inches from a countertop or island, according to Thom.
How far apart should pendant lights be over an island?
For functionality and adequate lighting, the spacing between pendant lights should be uniform. The exact distance between each light is based on the amount of available space, but a standard rule of thumb is to place lights 30 inches apart. Measure the distance between the bulbs rather than the edges of the fixtures.
How do you install pendant lights?
How to Install a Pendant Light Fixture
- Step 1: Remove the Existing Fixture. Most ceiling lights and chandeliers are mounted in the same way and are easy to replace with a pendant.
- Step 2: Mount the Pendant Light.
- Step 3: Make Electrical Connections.
- Step 4: Finish the Installation.
What size should kitchen island pendants be?
If you prefer bigger pendants, go with even numbers using the same math above. For two fixtures, aim for each to be about 1/3 the width of the table or island below. A good rule of thumb is to hang mini or medium-sized pendants 66″-72″ off the floor to the bottom of each fixture.
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