The Best Lighting Pendants For Kitchen Islands (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  November 21, 2012  |  3 Min. Read

Pendant Lighting  |  Lighting

NEW WEBINAR: How to Plan Your Dream Kitchen with the Best Luxury Appliance Brands

Register for the Webinar

My mission for 2013 is to teach people how to light their space without spending a ton of money. You do not need a designer to draw a light plan (at least if you read these posts, you will be far more conversant). So much for the mission. Let's look at some pendants.

First, the pendant has replaced the larger chandelier as the light of choice in kitchens, especially with islands or other larger spaces. Have a look at some applications:

kitchen pendant lighting display

kitchen lighting pendant display 2

pendant lighting fixture display yale appliance

Quite simply, pendants are aesthetically better than a chandelier over longer spaces than a single chandelier. Your typical pendant will be between 3-6 inches wide as opposed to 24 inches wide for a chandelier. Prices will be between $90-$300.

Remember: Decorative lighting does not light a space. It is a combination of task (recessed or track), ambient (environmental lighting) and accent light that lights the space, but we will delve into the specifics of light layering in the future

Top Selling Pendants of 2012

These are popular because they are rather neutral. You can really add a more colorful and more personalized light. Don't be afraid to spice it up a bit.

top selling pendants 2012

  1. Quoizel Emery Pendant - $170 ER1508IS
  2. Besa Stilo Pendant - $199 1XC-4404KR-SN
  3. Hudson Valley Sutton Pendant - $189 5921-AN
  4. Tech Lighting Playa Pendant 700FJPLAWS
  5. Besa Domi Pendant - $170 1XC-1743SL-SN
  6. Quoizel Ibsen Pendant - $120 IE1508BN
  7. Tech Lighting Playa Pendant 700FJPLANS
  8. Besa Tay Tay Pendant - $182 1XC-560519-SN
  9. Quoizel Delray Pendant - $110 DY1533ES
  10. Besa Mia Pendant - $208 XP-1779MA-SN
  11. Tech Lighting Cabo Pendant 700FJCBOS
  12. Besa Kona Pendant 1XC-117681-SN
  13. Hinkley Bolla Pendant - $99 4667OB
  14. Tech Lighting Alina Pendant 700FJALIWS
  15. Besa Jordo Pendant - $348 1KX-477507-SN

Additional Resources

Like what you\u0026#39\u003Bve read? Click here to subscribe by email.

Why Should You Trust Us?

It seems that every appliance review has nothing but glowing comments about almost every product, yet you read customer reviews and they are almost universally bad.

We are here to fill in the disconnect. We'll give you the best features, and the drawbacks as well, including reliability based on over 37,000 calls performed by our service team just last year. Our goal is to give you ALL the information so you know what's right for you.

Please consider subscribing or adding to the conversation in the comments below. We appreciate you stopping by.

Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

A Note About Pricing

Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing. Please call the stores for most accurate price.

Suggested Articles