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Kitchen Island Lighting
February 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have found some lights that I like for over my new island, however, I have high ceilings and I don't know how far down the light should be? Is there a formula or standard for this?
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The lights should hang about 30" above the island. They can be as high as 36" depending on your use for the island...eating vs an island for entertaining with people standing on both sides of the island talking.
February 11, 2013 at 9:49am   
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Thank you.
February 11, 2013 at 11:05am   
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Just to clarify...bottom of light should be 30" from top of counter.
February 11, 2013 at 7:48pm   
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If your lights are clear glass as per the first image (and my I recommend plumen bulbs for them), the height for light is irrelevant although important for practicality (so follow mcbride's advice) - other than at eye level they may be more blinding.
February 12, 2013 at 2:39am   
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Yes, I understand. I'm actually leaning towards the white globe lighting as it provides higher wattage. I'm thinking that cleaning the 10 globes that are clear won't be too much fun! I also have tall men in my house so I think that the white globe fixture will not extend as far towards the edge of 65 inch island which might be better as well. I was mainly concerned that the lights would be up to high due to my high ceilings.
February 12, 2013 at 5:18am     
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