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Old 05-11-2018, 07:52 PM
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Default 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.
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Make sure it's an odd number. More pleasing to the eye.
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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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Thanks I was leaning towards 5. Kitchen will have hi hats.
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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.
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Here's the matholigical theogramer calculation:
15 + 12 ÷ 27 { 7×4>2+9) < 4%> }=4.5

Either 4 or 5 depends on your OCD.

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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.
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What's the ceiling finish??
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Here's the matholigical theogramer calculation:
15 + 12 ÷ 27 { 7×4>2+9) < 4%> }=4.5

Either 4 or 5 depends on your OCD.

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Major case of OCD, 5 it’ll be.
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What's the ceiling finish??
Knockdown, easy fix if 5 is too many.
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Ours is 14 1/2 feet long we went with three and love it
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And to also add, we have can lights also above and use Edison bulbs in the Hanging lights
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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
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.
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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.
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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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