The use of pendant or hanging light fixtures has become highly popular in home interior design as they can fit perfectly in a wide range of rooms. However, it goes without saying that proper installation also features the right location and height. Here are some tips to pull off your pendant light fixtures just right.
For modern hanging light fixtures installed over a table, especially dining room table is 28” to 32”. However, the pendant lamps can be hung slightly lower or higher, depending on personal taste, ceiling height, and light fixture size. The decision is also determined based on whether the light fixture is utilized to provide ambient or task light, or even both. Mind the shape and size of the table too. Hanging multiple pendants is good for installation over a rectangular table to create the right visual appearance.
Pendant lamps are also a great choice to light up the interior hallway, including your entry foyer. Hanging lamps in hallway or entry can incorporate more beauty and drama into the room, including casting shadows as they provide light necessary to properly illuminate the space. For a hallway with tall ceilings, make sure you don’t hang pendant lamps too high for aesthetic and functional purposes. When hanging pendant lamps for hallway, consider the clearance above the floor and any doors extending under the light fixtures as they’re opened.
Pendants for island are probably the most common use of this hanging lamp type. It’s not surprising as they provide adequate solution for task lighting while enhancing the kitchen design. Typically, pendant lamps over kitchen island are placed 28” to 34” above the countertop or 72” above the floor. When it comes to modern pendant light fixtures for kitchen island or kitchen peninsula, make sure the light fixtures are hung high enough to avoid people from staring right into the lights as they stand.