How Low Should A Pendant Light Hang?

Whether you need to illuminate a daily task or update your decor, the right pendant lighting makes all the difference. But before you start installing fixtures in your home, it's important to consider the purpose of your pendant and how low your pendant should hang to properly light up your space. Ambient or overall light is used for all-purpose illumination, while task lighting puts the focus on a specific work area. Accent lighting highlights specific spots in your home, and can also serve as a decorative element. While certain luminaries are better suited for specific lighting needs, pendants can do it all, making them a popular choice for living rooms, kitchens, dining spaces and beyond.