A well-designed light setting considers not only the amount of light sources in a room, but also the height of the lamps. This is particularly important to consider when hanging a pendant lamp above the dining table or coffee table.
Glare is defined as the eye being directly exposed to the light source, resulting in discomfort.
The optimal height depends on how the light source sits in the lampshade — the higher the bulb or LED sits inside the shade, the lower the risk of glare.
See mounting heights for more advice on how to hang your lamp to avoid glare.