Here are three tips for using pendant lights in your kitchen in the best way possible.
Identify your Requirements
You can’t simply decide to scatter pendant lights in your kitchen. It might work by fluke but in most cases, you will end up with either too many lights or harsh illumination.
Consider the size of your kitchen and then identify areas where you need task lights. If you have a kitchen island, you will definitely want pendant lights over it. The size of the pendant must be in relative to the island size.
You can use multiple small pendants or use a light system with multiple pendants. You can buy 3 or 4 large pendants to cover the entire island. Seagull Lighting pendants are available in designs with multiple bulbs (2 or 3) that are ideal for the kitchen. Even if you want to use multiple smaller-sized pendants over the counter, a good idea is to stick to big lights over this area. If you like smaller pendants, you can still use them in the kitchen such as above the sink.
Also, in the kitchen area, it is best to use pendant lights with open top designs. It can be helpful in making the task lighting softer.
Choose Style and Function
Pendant lights are available in striking designs to go with every dcor. Use pendant lights for not only their practical functions but also for their style quotient.
One great option for homeowners is the collection of Seagull Lighting pendants. You can buy pendant lights in multitude of finishes such as brushed nickel, etched glass, bronze and other metals. You can buy pendants with nine, five, three, two lamps.
You can buy modern industrial style pendants to make your kitchen stand out. Use etched glass with bronze finish for a traditional kitchen dcor. For more contemporary styles, brushed nickel may work best.
Pay Attention to Efficiency
Your kitchen light is something you use quite extensively. So, it can be a good idea to buy pendants with dimmable light features or bulbs that are energy-efficient. Seagull Lighting pendants, especially designed for islands, are not only stylish to suit modern homes but also contain bulbs that are energy-efficient.
Retractable cords allow you to use one light more efficiently if you need more illumination without needing to use other recessed or ambient lighting at the same time. You may also want white LED lights for brightness and to save on energy costs.