How To Size Kitchen Pendant Fixtures

If you want to select just the right size light fixture for your kitchen, there are several things to consider. Although getting this right is essential to the overall look of the room and function of a light fixtures, you don’t have to hire a professional to figure it out.

Here’s some quick tips on how to get just the right kitchen light.

Kitchen Pendant Sizing Guidelines

A row of kitchen pendant lights looks great over an island and it’s important to get them spaced correctly.

The best method here is to start the row 12″-15″ in from either end of the island and then space the pendants evenly within that span. If you can, space the pendants around 24″- 30″ apart from one another (depending on style & quantity).

Pendants should be at least 10″ smaller in diameter than the width of the countertops. Consider the rule of odd numbers (unless using oversized fixtures).

As far as the hanging height is concerned, try to keep 30″-36″ of space between the countertop and fixtures.

This diagram provided by Progress Lighting will help demonstrate how this works.