The pendant lighting system is one of the oldest method of lighting. In this system of lighting the lights are suspended from a single or multiple light source from a ceiling. In the kitchen they are placed generally over counters and where task lighting is needed.
Pendant lighting are an excellent solution where the ceiling height is at least 10 feet. They come in different styles, sizes, and colors and have aesthetic impact on space. They are easy to maintain and if you choose pendant lighting, try to select those that will closely coordinate with the design colour, finishes, and furniture of the kitchen. Pendant lights also make use of fluorescent lighting technology.
Here are some examples of pendant lights
Frosted glass pendant
These single glass pendants create an attractive, fresh, modern look. They cut glare because of their translucent quality. It can be hung by itself or others for a greater impact.
Metal pendants direct light downwards. They are great task lights above a kitchen counter top.
Flat frosted pendant
Provides a sophisticated lighting. They ideal over work areas and dining tables.
These are whimsical lamps that would definitely make a bold statement.
Paper pendants come in a variety of shades and styles and are also inexpensive.