- 1 Can you install pendant lights yourself?
- 2 Do you need an electrician to install pendant lights?
- 3 Where should pendant lights be placed in kitchen?
- 4 How do you install pendant lights without hardwire?
- 5 How do you hang pendant lights without wires?
- 6 How low do you hang pendant lights?
- 7 How do you swag a pendant light?
- 8 How far apart should kitchen pendants be?
- 9 How far from Wall should pendant light over sink be?
- 10 Are pendant lights necessary?
- 11 Should pendant lights be centered to kitchen island?
- 12 How low should pendant lights hang over dining table?
Can you install pendant lights yourself?
Like recessed lights, pendant lights are also one of the easiest lighting upgrades you can make to your home. Assuming you are replacing a fixture that already used a junction box, it will only take four steps and about half an hour to install you fashionable pendant light.
Do you need an electrician to install pendant lights?
Installing a pendant light in a drop ceiling is more complicated than just hanging it from your ceiling. That’s why we recommend you use a licensed electrician to avoid electrical faults. Poor electrical work means you might have loose connections or faulty wiring, and these run the risk of creating electrical sparks.
Where should pendant lights be placed in kitchen?
As a general rule of thumb for getting the height right, pendant lights should hang around 30-36 inches from the top of a kitchen island, and should be spaced around two feet apart. Using odd numbers can create a balanced look – pendants look fabulous placed over an island in clusters or rows of three or five.
How do you install pendant lights without hardwire?
Hang the light bulb side of the cord from the ceiling hook. Attach your shade to the cord and make sure it’s the height you want. Affix the cord to the ceiling and wall using a raceway with adhesive backing. Screw in the lightbulb, plug in the cord, and admire your new pendant light!
How do you hang pendant lights without wires?
To install a ceiling light without wiring, look for plug-in pendant lights. These are single lights that hang by a cord from the ceiling and plug into a nearby outlet.
How low do you hang pendant lights?
As a general rule, pendants should hang 12-20 inches below an 8-foot ceiling. For each additional foot of ceiling height, add 3 inches. For example, in kitchens with a 9-foot ceiling, the pendant should hang 15-23 inches below.
How do you swag a pendant light?
– Swagging a Pendant Light Without a Chain –
- Mark on your line where you want the loop to go.
- Run the area where you want the loop over the thimble (the u-shaped device that makes the curve).
- Attach the clamp right below the thimble, and hand tighten it.
- Hang your light.
How far apart should kitchen pendants be?
The rule of thumb for spacing in between pendant lights is that you want them to be at least the same width apart as they are in diameter. So, if your pendant lights are 24-inches in diameter, then you’ll want to space them 24-inches apart.
How far from Wall should pendant light over sink be?
While installing pendant lights over kitchen sink placing it at a proper distance from the walls is also important. Ideally, for a standard size kitchen sink, the pendant lights are placed at a distance of 4 to 6 inches away from the wall so that it does not come in the way while doing work near the sink.
Are pendant lights necessary?
Pendant lights are unnecessary for our lifestyle. Most of the day, our kitchen has natural light coming in the windows, and that’s my absolute favorite way to work! (Maybe because I’m an HSP.) Natural light isn’t harsh on the eyes, and I find it so much more calming not to have artificial light when I don’t need it.
Should pendant lights be centered to kitchen island?
Ideally, you want the space between each pendant to be at least the same as the width or diameter of each fixture. If you choose one long pendant, it should be hung centered with the center point of the island and take up no more than ⅔ or the island (see diagram in next section)
How low should pendant lights hang over dining table?
When it comes to your dining table, it’s all about your aesthetic and the level of formality you want for your dining room. Traditionally, more formal dining rooms have lower hanging light fixtures. A general rule of thumb is to hang the fixture 3 feet (36 inches) above your table or 6 feet (72 inches) off the floor.