Hanging Lights For Kitchen Island. A general rule of thumb: That is, you want at least 6” from the edge of counter on either side to the widest outside part of the pendant.
A simple ceiling lamp that gives off a soft, rich light. The height of the pendant lights should be around 30 to 36 inches from the top of the kitchen island, and should be separated by two feet. If lighting a larger island with three pendants, hang one directly over the center of the island.