Have you ever experienced fatigue in your eyes or the blurring of vision after sitting under a pendant lamp for an extended duration? This discomfort may be caused by unfitting implementation of your lighting set-up such as improper hanging height, or poor lamp shade design that fails to filter undesirable glare.
The Ideal Hanging Heights for Pendants:
Most dining tables are 75-80 cm in height. To prevent strenuous discomfort on the eyes, the ideal height for a hanging lamp fixture should be between 70-90 cm from the top of table to the bottom of the lampshade. Slight adjustments from the recommended height range can be tweaked to meet individual personal preferences.
For example, for families with smaller children, there may be the benefit of hanging dining room pendant lamps closer to the lower range at 70 cm, whereas families with taller members may opt for the higher 90 cm so to avoid bumping into the pendants during meals and other such activities around table.
▲For families with smaller children, pendants should be lowered to avoid undesirable glare. However, if the lamp is designed properly with a light filter or diffuser, (such as the Mist Pendant where the bottom is sand-blasted), any potential issues with glare is mitigated.
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▲When pendants are hung too high, the luminosity is compromised, possibly rendering it insufficient for certain tasks such as reading.
Aesthetics concerns of spaces
Apart from a practicality standpoint, the process in which one selects the perfect pendant for a home is ultimately based upon aesthetics. A comprehensive thought process which includes the appearance of a lamp, the environment in which the lamp is placed in, as well as the significance of the space and its uses will all be taken into consideration. Consulting with an interior designer or lighting specialist would be recommended in the undertaking of your lighting plan.
▲A petite fixture can be hung closer to the table without being too obtrusive in presence or strenuous on the eyes. The close proximity allows users to appreciate and examine details of the lamp over an enjoyable dinner.
▲Strategic hanging of a pendant may elongate a room, optimizing the visual proportion of a space, making everything look higher, wider, and all the more spacious.
▲Through its adjustable elevating apparatus, the JOJO LED can be conveniently attuned to different elevations pursuant to the individuals’ preference.
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If the height is not suitable, how does one adjust a SEED hanging pendant?
The wire length of a SEEDDESIGN pendant lamp can be easily modified to your desired height by following the steps below:
Step 1: Prepare a flat-blade screwdriver.
Step 2: Two people are required for this task: one person supports the lamp, the other adjusts the height.
Step 3: Loosen the screws, adjusts the length of the suspension wire to the desired height, and lock to secure the fixture.
The Lighting in a home is what sets the ambience, while the dining table plays the role of gathering your beloved together. If you have no idea in terms of how to approach your lighting needs or struggle between luminance and glare challenges, take notes on the tips provided here and you shall surely find your solution. Allow your lighting to do its job, so you can focus on the presence of your loved ones over the dinner table.