People often have questions about Mini-Pendant height and spacing. Firstly, Mini-Pendant lights, as the name implies, are smaller and are most often used in groups over a bar or island. They usually fall into the Accent Lighting category but most are bright enough to be used as Task Lighting as well.
When hung in groups one will find they are almost always in odd numbers. The reason for this is that odd numbers leave a fixture in the center which provides a focal point.
However, recently the Mini-Pendant has started to grow; we find that the average size of the Mini-Pendants we sell is increasing. When going with larger fixtures it can be appropriate to cut the number of fixtures by one to account for the larger size which usually leaves an even number. With the larger size a more symmetrical feel works fine and keeps the fixtures from being lost in the design.
As for spacing, we usually take the length of what they are going over and divide that number by the number of Pendants plus one. This will provide consistent spacing between the fixtures as well as at the ends of the table or island.
The height the fixtures hang from the top of the surface should fall between 30-36″ depending on the height of the counter and the user. For particularly tall Homeowners, we will have the Mini-Pendants fall a bit higher so they are out of the way.