Light Fixture Mounting Heights

  • Typical Dining Table (30″ tall): with an 8 foot ceiling, pendants look best when the bottom of the pendant is mounted anywhere from 63” to 66” above finished floor.
  • Dining Table: The recommended height to hang a pendant above a table is 28 to 32 inches, but the fixture can be hung slightly higher or lower depending on personal preference, fixture size and ceiling height.
  • Hallway Light Fixtures: Provide at least 18 to 24 inches of clearance between the bottom of a fixture and the height of a taller person.
  • Kitchen Island: pendants should be placed 28 to 34 inches above the countertop, or 72 inches above the floor.
  • Another tip in hanging pendants above an island or peninsula is to hang the fixtures high enough so that while standing you are not staring directly into the lights.