Published at Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 - 22:10:10 PM. Pendant Lamps. By Serihilda Ziegler.
One important factor to consider when looking at pendant lights is your ceiling height. Unless the pendant is to be hung over a countertop or table, the style is best installed in rooms with a ceiling height of at least nine feet. When hanging a pendant light over a table or countertop, allow 28 inches to 32 inches above the surface of the table, adjusting slightly for personal preference, lighting fixture size or ceiling height. When hanging pendant lighting over a sink in a master bedroom suite, ensure that the fixtures are hanging high enough to clear the head of anyone using the sink. In addition, lights used in the bathroom should be made of materials that are rated for damp rooms.
In the bedroom, pendant lights can be used to enhance a reading nook or sitting area; they can also be used to light a vanity in a master suite. Pendant lighting can be hung on either side of the bed and used as an alternative to a bedside table lamp or wall sconce—or even over the foot of the bed, as long as the light fixture is hung high enough that you can avoid hitting your head when you get in and out of the bed.
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