Hanging lamps hung over a Kitchen Island Pendant Lighting can provide important task lighting to illuminate a hard-working part of your kitchen, but the lights must be hung at the right height for maximum benefit and beauty. The right height to hang the lights depends on some important factors, and the good news is, there is no strict right or wrong answer.
Start with Standard Height
The standard height for hanging Kitchen Island Lighting hung over a kitchen island is 30-32 inches above the worktop. Use this height as a starting point, and adjust up or down depending on several factors. It may be best to have someone else keep hanging candles at 30 to 32 inches above the kitchen island while stepping back and analyzing it.
Measure Length Chain
When the Kitchen Pendant Light is hung over the kitchen island, you should be able to see at least five inches of the chain. If you can’t see at least that much, adjust the pendant lower, closer to the kitchen countertop. The tallest person in the house should stand under the pendant so that it hangs at least two inches longer than the head. The jewelry should be hung at a height that gives that person a clear visual path across the island. If it is hung too low – lower than 2 inches above his head – the lightweight rack will obscure visibility and become a nuisance.