The jewels of kitchen lighting are undoubtedly modern pendant lights. Whether hung above countertop, kitchen island, or breakfast bar, kitchen pendant lighting elevates even the most ordinary kitchen to something exceptional. Our Top 10 Over-the-Counter Pendant Lights are a dazzling collection, ready to brighten up a modern kitchen with the flick of a switch. Looking for a larger pendant? View our best selling Top 10 Linear Pendant Lights.
Top 10 Over-the-Counter Pendant Lights
Tom Dixon Beat Wide Pendant Light
It's no wonder Tom Dixon's Beat Lamps make excellent kitchen lighting. Inspired by the sculptural forms of Indian cooking vessels, these spun brass pendant lights are dazzlers when hung above island or breakfast bar.
GUBI Ronde Pendant
Sumptuously rounded, and formed of spun aluminum, the GUBI Ronde Pendant brings modern elegance to over counter kitchen lighting. Beautiful color options make even an arrangement of multiple colors look sophisticated.
Cerno Mica LED Mini Pendant
American-made, and artfully composed of walnut and milky polymer, the Cerno Mica Pendant looks particularly lovely in multiples, making it an inspired option for kitchen pendant lighting. Hang two or more above counter or island.
Tech Lighting Alva Pendant
Who said the Edison light bulb is dead? This modern pendant light by Tech Lighting updates the classic lightbulb with an LED hidden in the socket, casting downward light through an optic crystal 'bulb.' Basic and beautiful.
Umage Acorn Pendant
A sweet, unassuming modern pendant light, Inspired by the simple shape of an acorn, this pendant's three distinct parts—silicone cup, smooth outer glass shell, and internal light source—converge for a small, but striking, kitchen light.
Mater Terho Pendant
Responsibly sourced alder wood and opal glass make this modern pendant lamp from Mater a true organic beauty. Arranged at different heights, and in different sizes, these pendants look lights-out above countertop or island.
Seed Design Castle Pendant
A concrete example of industrial elegance, the Castle Pendant makes use of a refined dome-like concrete shade, which casts powerful downward light. Hanging above a kitchen island or breakfast bar, concrete looks rock solid.
Pablo Swell Single Pendant
With its graceful contours, Swell is an LED pendant light that looks terrific by itself, but is seriously gorgeous in a row of two or more. Fashioned from spun aluminum, Swell's golden interior adds plenty of shine to the modern kitchen.
Foscarini Aplomb Halogen Pendant
Molded from a cement composite, the Aplomb pendant light makes a elegant kitchen lighting fixture, its downward light direction ideal for illuminating a surface below. Earthy hues and a matte finish complement glossy surfaces perfectly.
FLOS Fucsia 1 Pendant
Don't stop at just one. Achille Castiglioni's exquisite contemporary pendant begs to be repeated, making it a kitchen lighting no-brainer. A conical glass diffuser that has nothing to hide emits both direct and diffused lighting.