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Badbagger 05-11-2018 06:52 PM

Kitchen island: How many pendandts?
 
Builder emailed us yesterday and gave us a link to supplier to pick out pendant lights. Lights we picked are about 12” in diameter. The island is 15 ‘ long. How many pendants should we go with? Want it well lit and lights on a dimmer.

Saltydawg15 05-11-2018 06:59 PM

5

crump190 05-11-2018 07:21 PM

Make sure it's an odd number. More pleasing to the eye.

Flot 05-11-2018 07:26 PM

If you go with 5 and it turns out to be ridiculous, you could always reduce it down to 3 without a major redo. 5 does seem a little busy to me but a 15’ island is nothing to sneeze at. Is there other significant lighting or is this most of it for the island area?

Of course the next question is how you want them spaced, obviously one in the middle but do they stretch the entire length of the island, or 12” in between, 18” in between etc?


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Badbagger 05-11-2018 08:08 PM

Thanks I was leaning towards 5. Kitchen will have hi hats.

Gullpt 05-12-2018 12:50 AM

o-o-o-o-o

LI32 05-12-2018 04:29 AM

3 is 5' spacing with 2.5' on each end; 5 is 3' spacing with 18" on each end - I don't think I would want them 5' apart.

Lprizman 05-12-2018 04:38 AM

Here's the matholigical theogramer calculation:
15 + 12 ÷ 27 { 7×4>2+9) < 4%> }=4.5

Either 4 or 5 depends on your OCD.

GREAT DAY ALL!!!!!

cobraowner 05-12-2018 04:51 AM

We have a 10ft island with 3 pendant lights and 4 small can lights (I think 3 inch). They are offset so the pendants are on the sitting side and the cans are on the sink/prep side.

coastboater 05-12-2018 05:02 AM


Lprizman 05-12-2018 05:06 AM

What's the ceiling finish??

Badbagger 05-12-2018 06:11 AM


Originally Posted by Lprizman (Post 11411736)
Here's the matholigical theogramer calculation:
15 + 12 ÷ 27 { 7×4>2+9) < 4%> }=4.5

Either 4 or 5 depends on your OCD.

GREAT DAY ALL!!!!!

Major case of OCD, 5 it’ll be.

Badbagger 05-12-2018 06:12 AM


Originally Posted by Lprizman (Post 11411802)
What's the ceiling finish??

Knockdown, easy fix if 5 is too many.

bluffman2 05-12-2018 06:13 AM

Ours is 14 1/2 feet long we went with three and love it

bluffman2 05-12-2018 06:15 AM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...4e558c387.jpeg
And to also add, we have can lights also above and use Edison bulbs in the Hanging lights

billinstuart 05-12-2018 06:45 AM

Here's what I do on EVERY job. Leave the hot wire buried in the ceilind. AFTER the top is installed, I lay out the lights on the top, and use a laser plumbob to mark the ceiling. Drill the hole for the light, stick yer hand in the hole and pull out the hot, simply loop to the next light when you drill it.

mikefloyd 05-12-2018 06:54 AM

Just an opinion but 5 lights would look busy. Aesthetics are important; you can light the whole kitchen with properly spaced cans and use the pendants for decoration.

bjm9818 05-12-2018 07:12 AM


Originally Posted by billinstuart (Post 11412040)
Here's what I do on EVERY job. Leave the hot wire buried in the ceilind. AFTER the top is installed, I lay out the lights on the top, and use a laser plumbob to mark the ceiling. Drill the hole for the light, stick yer hand in the hole and pull out the hot, simply loop to the next light when you drill it.

X2. You will never line up the electrical boxes in the exact center of the island when roughing in electrical. Nothing worse than having to look at a pendant 2” off center every day till you move out.

If the ceiling joist don’t run the correct direction make sure you drill and run wire thru for every light.

billinstuart 05-12-2018 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by bjm9818 (Post 11412117)
X2. You will never line up the electrical boxes in the exact center of the island when roughing in electrical. Nothing worse than having to look at a pendant 2” off center every day till you move out.

If the ceiling joist don’t run the correct direction make sure you drill and run wire thru for every light.

We use a 1/2" thick LED unit for recessed lights. Lots of light, no issues with trusses.

Amonte1965 05-12-2018 07:24 AM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...2f34a8325.jpeg
Depending on your decor these lights are fantastic and can be moved around or added to or remove from and many different styles to fit your taste.


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