Looking for a hardworking light source for your kitchen that offers both function and form? Try kitchen pendant lighting. With a variety of applications and plenty of style options, kitchen pendant lights shine with beauty and practicality.
Whether you need to illuminate a specific task or update your decor, the right light makes all the difference in a room. A pendant does it all, providing overall light, which is used for all-purpose illumination; task lighting, which focuses light on a specific work area; and accent lighting, which highlights specific areas.
To avoid circles of super-bright light, consider a pendant with a light diffuser, or use semi-opaque bulbs. A pendant with a dimmer switch is the perfect mood-setter.
For task lighting, choose a pendant that is open at the top so the light underneath is not too harsh. If you need overall light, space pendants evenly throughout the room or over the work area. A general rule: The larger the area you want to light, the bigger the pendant light should be. A small pendant light is effective over a sink or desk area. Cluster small pendants or choose a pendant with three or more lights over a dining room table or kitchen island.
While the decorative options for pendant lights are vast, installation is also a key factor to consider for pendant lighting.
Pendants come in all shapes, styles, and sizes. If the light fixture commands a prominent presence in the room, select a style that reflects your decor.
Modern pendants made of glass and chrome exude sleekness. Shaded chandeliers can be either traditional or transitional. Glass orbs and shades have a retro look. Translucent-glass shades help reduce distracting glare. Select shades to match your kitchen style and lighting needs. Most lighting showrooms allow you to customize fixtures.
Pendant fixtures with retractable cords are easily adjustable to suit lighting for different tasks. Retract the light for allover diffused light, or pull it close for intimate dining.
Long-lasting, energy-efficient, and dimmable lightbulbs are available in an assortment of attractive styles. Choose the bulb that best suits your lighting purposes for the pendant. Color and intensity influence the mood of the kitchen and the effectiveness of the light, whether its purpose is overall, task, or accent lighting.
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