Ideal Height of Hanging Pendant Lights in Kitchen

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There are a lot of lighting options which can add an attractive direct lighting for kitchen workspace such as hanging pendant lights. These lights can be a great lighting solution for kitchen with high ceilings. If you use hanging pendant lights for your kitchen illumination, you have to hang it in its ideal height.

There are some considerations which you need to consider for hanging your lights above the counter top or the kitchen island. It depends highly on if your kitchen island is a utilitarian workspace or it has seating around.

Utilitarian Islands

Well-lit kitchen space is very beneficial especially when cooking and need to do a lot of chopping. If your kitchen is utilitarian workspace, the ideal hanging space for pendant light is about 30 inches off the counter top. Commonly, kitchen counter top has three feet tall. In addition, if you hand the pendant light for another 30 inches off the top surface, the part of the pendant will hang at five feet six inches. In a wide kitchen island, you will be able to access across the counter without hitting the light.

In addition, if one of your family members is taller, you can adjust the height of the hanging pendant light accordingly. For one example, if you have six feet tall family member who needs to work in the kitchen a lot, you can move the pendant light to around 36 inches so that she or he can walk freely without hitting the light.

Island with Seating

Kitchen island with seating has another ideal standard for hanging light pendant. It is to prevent the people who are sitting around the island from seeing the lights straightly in the sight line. The ideal hanging standard is about 36 up to 40 inches high off the counter top of the island. For 36 inches, the lights will hand at six feet. For 40 inches, the lights will hang about six feet three inches.

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