Whether a client wants subtle effects or a dazzling centerpiece, the latest kitchen lighting options are illuminating. Pendants are an elegant alternative to track lighting over island cooktops, as are soft spotlights in under-cabinet niches.

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Cooper Lighting. The Iris series of high-end architectural recessed down-lights present a range of lighting configurations for the kitchen. The P3MR is a 3-inch housing that uses a halogen MR16 lamp to deliver a powerful beam of light. In the application shown, the P3MR works in concert with the E3MRC 50-degree cutoff reflector and the E3AAC angle-cut reflector. 770.486.4800. www.cooperlighting.com.

Sea Gull Lighting. To cast a warm glow over a dining area or bar counter, the Mandolin Pendant features a burnished solid brass finish, complemented by a cultured marble glass shade. The fixture is Energy Star qualified and includes a 55-watt fluorescent bulb. 800.877.4855. www.seagulllighting.com.

Sylvania.HaloBright lamps deliver higher lumens than standard incandescent lamps and have a 3,000-hour average rated life, which is up to four times longer than incandescent lamps, says the maker. The bulbs are ideal for hard-to-reach fixtures and are available in B11 candelabra, G25 globe, and compact BT 15 configurations ranging from 40 to 150 watts, in white or clear glass. 800.544.4828. www.sylvania.com.

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Courtesy W.A.C. Lighting W.A.C. Lighting. Ideal for installation above kitchen countertops, tabletops, and bars, the G811 series of QuickConnect pendants features glass pendants in a variety of jewel colorations. The pendants are supported by 6 feet of fine, braided cable and plated, die-cast brass fittings and metal cord sets. Pendant colors include amethyst, clear, cobalt blue, gold, and turquoise. 800.526.2588. www.waclighting.com.

Cooper Wiring Devices. The Aspire line of contemporary-style electrical devices includes an unobtrusive switch plate. The aesthetically-pleasing plate, offered in White Satin, Silver Granite, and Desert Sand, features a concave switch and screwless installation. The line also includes slide dimmers, smart dimmers, and a number of other components. 800.775.4802. marketing.cooperwiringdevices.com/aspire/.