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14 Over Kitchen Sink Lights That Are Functional and Stylish

From pendants to flush mounts, modern to classic, the right over kitchen sink light adds style and brightens up your workspace.

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Seed Glass Light Trio

Looking for a rustic design with a modern twist? This trio of lights from Globe Electric comes in four finishes, including oil-rubbed bronze, and features three seeded glass shades that act as excellent accent lighting. Since the light is dimmable, you’ll get just the right amount of brightness for the mood. Buyers call these lights easy to install and say they offer plenty of brightness.

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Single Dome Pendant Light

When it comes traditional options for over the sink kitchen lighting, this single dome pendant is always in style. The dome features three lights in your choice of two finishes, and offers plenty of light for kitchen tasks. If you’re looking for kitchen remodeling ideas, one buyer notes it “blends well with various colors and is an eye catcher.”

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Metal Cage Light

With brushed metal and exposed bulbs, this metal cage light is what happens when industrial design meets farmhouse style. Buyers note that the light’s quality, ease of installation and overall look make it worth the money when choosing this option among all the various types of ceiling lights.

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Modern Industrial Cylinder Pendant Light

Four finishes and three available sizes make this pendant light a smart option for over the sink lighting in modern kitchens. The height of the light is adjustable, so you can customize it to your specific kitchen needs. It has a frosted cylinder pendant shade that still allows plenty of light to shine through. Plus, it’s dimmable when used with a compatible dimmer switch and outlet.

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Iridescent Flush Mount Light

Bring a bit of sophisticated glamour to the kitchen with this iridescent flush mount option. It features sculptural glass with a champagne brass-finished base, perfect for a classic design style. While a bit on the pricey side, buyers note it offers a good amount of light, is well-made and is “prettier than the pictures.” Those just learning how to hang a ceiling light can also feel confident in the ease of the light’s instillation, as noted by many reviewers. “Bought this light for my kitchen and it’s perfect. Beautiful but subtle. Easy installation,” says one buyer.

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LED Flush Mount Light

Sometimes you just need a simple style to get the job done, such as this LED ceiling flush mount light. The basic design means it matches most kitchen styles and brings plenty of light to the room. Plus, it’s a great option for those looking to make the switch to LED lights as it has a life span of 30,000 hours—that’s 10 years when used eight hours a day!

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Sculptural Glass Pebble Flush Mount Light

Get ready for admirers when you install this sculptural glass light. It comes in three finishes and two size and shade options, meaning it matches kitchens with bright colors, upscale countertops and backsplashes that aren’t tile. Plus, you can hang it at an angle, making it a great option for kitchens with sloped ceilings.

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Hammered Glass Dome Pendant Light

Pendant light fixtures are a smart option if you want a light with an adjustable hanging length. This single dome pendant with a hammered glass shade hangs exactly where you want it to cast a warm glow in your kitchen. It even works with sloped ceilings.

“These are FABULOUS!!!!” says one happy reviewer. “They have transformed my kitchen. I have a dimmer on them and at night, I put them at this lovely setting that warms up my newly renovated kitchen. They give off these little glimmers all over the room and ceiling. People have commented on them all the time.”

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Semi-Flush Mount Ceiling Light

Ideal for a kitchen with a modern vibe, this semi-flush light with a clear shade gives you plenty of light for over the kitchen sink. This simpler alternative to chandelier lights comes in four color options, and uses an Edison-style LED bulb for a romantic glow. Reviewers say that the ease of installation and price make this light a win. “Very easy to install, came with its own lightbulb but will fit any regular bulb also. The price couldn’t be beat with any other places I looked,” said five-star reviewer Lyndsi Miller.

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Farmhouse Pendant Light

If you have a sloped ceiling, this farmhouse pendant light is designed specifically to suit your needs. It comes with five height extension options that allow you to adjust the height up to 48 inches. The canopy also adjusts up to 90 degrees for plenty of versatility. Plus, the light comes in five different finishes for easy kitchen color coordination.

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Single Cone Pendant Light

For a straightforward kitchen over the sink light, this single cone pendant comes in two options—matte black and satin platinum. Plus, it’s adjustable, works with sloped ceilings and is compatible with dimmer switches. “Pendant light is perfect above my sink,” says one buyer. “Easy to install. Looks great with an Edison light bulb.”

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Retro Rectangular Flush Mount Light

Mixing materials is a great way to add character to your kitchen, and this retro rectangular light delivers with a combination of metal and high-grade oak that matches both industrial and farmhouse styles. The two bulbs provide task lighting over the kitchen sink, and the retro design makes a bold statement. Plus, it’s easy to install, a perfect option for beginner DIYers.

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LED Recessed Ceiling Lights

These LED recessed ceiling lights offer serious brightness over the kitchen sink, with soft, warm, neutral, cool and daylight settings. These slim recessed lights are a good choice for those who want plenty of light for kitchen tasks, but don’t want to go with any particular design aesthetic. They also work well if you don’t have much kitchen space over your sink, as the lights only require two inches of space.

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Blue Marble Pendant Light

For some added color in addition to light over your kitchen sink, try this blue marble pendant light. The 40 watt kitchen light is comparable with Edison, incandescent and LED bulbs. “This was perfect for hanging above the kitchen sink,” says one five-star reviewer. “The colors are perfect and has high quality for the price. Installation was super easy. The length is adjustable so we were able to hang it where we wanted it.”

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.