One of the primary objectives of Kitchen Island lights is to provide task lighting above the island workspace; another objective is to provide general or ambient light to the island and larger kitchen area. Linear light fixtures, pendants and mini-pendants are some of the most popular Kitchen Island lighting options. If the objective is primarily task lighting, pendants with the lights oriented downward in a metal enclosure, is optimal. If the objective is to provide ambient lighting, the fixture may have a more open design so that the light can emanate from the sides of the fixture. Kitchen Island lighting is available in a range of shapes, sizes, styles, materials and finishes.