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Pendant lights are light fixtures that hangs from the ceiling, usually held by a chord, chain, or metal rod. They are lone fixtures usually hung in multiples. Most often they are used over kitchen islands or dinettes. They come in many styles and are great decorative pieces.
Picking the right pendant:
When picking pendant lighting fixtures, there are four important factors to consider. They are:
Diameter: How wide should our pendant be? Can we hang more than one? The general rule is 1 in. per every feet in length of the room.
Height: How tall should our pendant be? The ideal height of our pendant should be between 2-3 inches for every feet in height of the room.
Clearance: How low can our pendant hang? You usually want at minimum 7 feet from the bottom of the pendant to the ground. Or a few inches above doorways.
Location: Are we hanging pendants over dining room tables or kitchen islands? When hanging pendants over fixtures, use the fixture's measurement as a base for finding optimal pendant size. Clearance is usually 2.5-3 feet from bottom of pendant to top of fixture.