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Marguerite Mastromatto

Do you recommend pendant lighting? I am remodeling my townhouse bath - what is referred to as a Jack and Jill - a bathroom between two bedrooms. Switched out the double vanity for a single. I don't like lights over the mirror and I have not found sconces I like. I did find this pendant from Minka Lavery, probably more suited over a kitchen island. I love them. Do you think these pendants on each side is appropriate? I am also installing recessed lighting and dimmers.


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David K Warfel at LightCanHelpYou.com

Marguerite, those pendants look like a perfect match to the mirror! Yes, pendants can be great as vanity lights. The key is to get soft diffuse light on both sides of your face. These pendants look great with edison-style bulbs, but those might cause either glare or strange weaving shadows on your face. If you have one, put a frosted bulb inside, light it up, and look at how it illuminates your face. If that works, you're good to go!

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Marguerite Mastromatto

Thank you so much!

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