Pendant lighting placement choices.

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Old 07-26-20, 02:01 PM
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Pendant lighting placement choices.

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I am looking into placing pendant lights over a new countertop bar between my kitchen and dining room.
The sink is centered on the other side. (faucet is behind the squash.)

The bar length is 80.4" long: lets say 80" to simplify.

Two lights did not seem like enough... so we are thinking 3 lights.
Our ceiling is vaulted.


We have two scenarios but are open to suggestions. (See images.)

Both have one centered over the bar. (see the butternut squash!)

One has the spacing to 4 equal lengths.
Spaced at, 20" 40" and 60"
(Leaving 20" between the lights and the edges of the bar.)

not planning to use squash as a pendant light.


The other: spaced the lights out a little more.
Spaced at 16" 40" and 64"
(Leaving 16" on the ends and 24" between the lights.)The thinking is that the center light and the light on either side would be sharing light with each other... (doubling up light) so spacing them a little more would give even or even slightly separate light.

lot going on...


We have so many decisions and I cannot put in the backsplash until we get the electrician in, but I cannot get the electrician until we choose the lights... or at least the mount type and location. (our vaulted ceiling attic is a terror)
Since the ceiling is vaulted we figure independent pendants are the way to go. Hanging bars seem odd. We don't care for track lighting. We still want it too look open.

All relative comments welcome... and frankly, are needed.
Having trouble picking colors for the laundry/food storage/HVAC room there too.

 
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07-26-20, 03:59 PM
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Cans or pendants are good options over a counter. Cans will give more light but pendants are prettier.

Both layouts look good and you're really only talking about 4". I would just keep both options open as you do not know what is in the ceiling above. There could be framing or other mechanical that is in the way of some of the locations that your electrician will have to work around so being open will allow them to adjust as needed to get a good layout.
 
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Old 07-26-20, 03:48 PM
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From the pictures I dont see enough of a difference that is going to impact anything, pick the one you think will work best for you!

Life is full of decisions!
 
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Cans or pendants are good options over a counter. Cans will give more light but pendants are prettier.

Both layouts look good and you're really only talking about 4". I would just keep both options open as you do not know what is in the ceiling above. There could be framing or other mechanical that is in the way of some of the locations that your electrician will have to work around so being open will allow them to adjust as needed to get a good layout.
 
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Cans?

The only problem I see with cans is they need to be deep as the ceiling is vaulted and I do not want to see the bulbs sitting on my couch. Hurts my eyes. This means they would be in all the popcorn attic.

When they are up in the air, it becomes more clear that the 22, 20, 20, 20 option seems better. I wish I could to cans.
 
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