pendants in bathroom above medicine cabinet

liviarimonDecember 31, 2012

My decorator suggested that we put mini pendants above the 30 by 30 inch triview recessed medicine cabinet.
I am concerned about the glare from the light and also if there would be enough light. Right now we have 2 high hats in a soffit and this is great. She suggested we get rid of the soffit and put a pendant in that space. It would look similar to this picture .
http://www.houzz.com/photos/71675/Powder-Bath-contemporary-powder-room-other-metro
Will there be enough light? Some of the pendants use Led lighting. Does that glare less than halogen? is the led light cold and too white?
Really like the idea and the decorator is usually right on target but when I go to the lighting store they all try to talk me out of it saying that pendant are usually at eye level not higher up.
My ceiling is 8 ft high.

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David

Whether there is enough light depends on the total amount of light produced by the bulb (in lumens / candela) and the amount lost through the shade.

LED lighting can be found in various temperature colors (2700k for warm white to ~ 5000k for daylight).

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