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HELP! Clear or frosted shades on island pendants?

10 years ago

I am seriously stuck on the choice of island pendants! We have recessed lights around the perimeter and I was planning on 2 pendants over the island.

I see so many I like with clear glass shades, or exposed bulbs, but I am afraid I will find the light shining in our eyes will be very annoying. If you bought clear shades, what has been your experience?

Also, the same for frosted shades. Do they shine more out into eyes than down on the surface?

And what about solid shades, are they too focused down and don't provide enough light?

This is about my last decision, the ceiling paint has been put on hold until I find what I want!

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