Length Guide

Here are some helpful tips on choosing the correct length for your pendant lighting in a variety of settings:

This is a general guideline, fixtures can often be hung slightly higher or lower depending on personal preference, fixture size and ceiling height. The best way to get an accurate estimate for cord lengths is to measure in the space using a pieces of string. We ask you provide cords lengths measured as ceiling to bulb tip.

Over a table: 28 to 32 inches above the table

Hallway: Hang one or more pendants in a hallway. In this space you will want at least 8FT clearance from the floor.

Entry: In tall spaces, pendants should hang low enough to be seen in line of sight.

Stairwell: When hanging pendants in a stairwell, we recommend at least 7.5-8FT clearance from the floor.

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Above an island: 28 - 34 inches above the countertop, or 72 inches above the floor. 

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Middle of a room: Pendants can be hung lower in the center of a room when there is a piece of furniture placed below it, such as a coffee table.

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Side of the bed: A modern alternative to nightstand lamps. About 42 - 54 inches off the ground.

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Over a bed: Create a dramatic effect with lighting over a bed. Either a swag chandelier towards the head of the bed or a cluster at the foot of the bed. The length should be determined by the ceiling height, size of the bed, and number of pendants.

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