Whip up your favorite culinary masterpieces with the help of island pendant lights. These luminous essentials offer plenty of kitchen task lighting for all your cooking needs, and their linear design is as versatile as it is functional. Browse adjustable fixtures to effortlessly illuminate kitchen islands and carts, or group multiple pendants over your countertops for a more personalized approach. While obviously well-suited for kitchen workspaces, island pendants can work wonders over dining room tables, home bars and billiards tables alike. Kitchen pendants come in a range of styles, including popular farmhouse and French country looks.
A: The ideal width of an island pendant depends upon the width of your island. To find the right size for your pendant, measure the width of your island and subtract 12”. The resulting number is the width that will work best for your pendant, leaving 6" on either side. To summarize: If your island is 42”, subtract 12”, and the difference of 30” is how wide your pendant should be.
Q: How high above my kitchen island should an island pendant hang?
A: You want a pendant that will be high enough to illuminate the surface of your island evenly, not block sight lines, and not hit a person in the head if they are leaning or sitting at your island. As a general rule, this works out to installing an island pendant anywhere between 30-36” above your countertop or island surface.
Q: Is a particular style of island pendant lighting more popular than others?
A: For a style that can blend into almost any decor, look for transitional pendant styles. However, depending on the look you're after, consider farmhouse island pendants, industrial pendants or even contemporary and modern styles that tie in well to current kitchen cabinetry and countertop trends.
Q: Do island pendant lights come in adjustable heights?