An island is a large countertop or prep-area usually in a kitchen, and sometimes with seating around it. To light the area for preparing and enjoying meals, an island light is a great choice. Usually these are longer or more linear light fixtures, with multiple lights in a row rather than in a circular arrangement. This helps to shine light across the entire length of the island. A beautiful island pendant or chandelier also acts as a stunning centerpiece for your kitchen. These hardwired light fixtures are installed electrically and operated by a wall switch.
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These hanging lights can form a centerpiece in any room, ideally positioned over a table, counter-top, kitchen island or in the middle of a larger room. They produce a lot of ambient light but also center the light below them. Great for dining rooms and living rooms or over a kitchen island. A larger number of light bulbs tends to produce more light and lights up the whole room.
An island light is best suited over a kitchen island or alternatively a dining table. Best for kitchens and dining rooms. They could also be used over other long furniture, such as a bar, pool table or billiard table.
Lights over an island of table will focus much of the light in that area. Since the light is hanging, it will sit centrally in the room. You may want to add wall lights or lamps to light the further reaches of the room.
Attaches to a flat ceiling. The included canopy decoratively covers the electrical installation area. Not likely for use on vaulted/sloped ceilings.
An electrician or person with electrical installation knowledge will need to permanently wire the island-light into the building's electrical supply.