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FAQ: Lighting

FAQ: GENERAL LIGHTING

How do I determine the right size for my chandelier?
A chandelier should be approximately half the width of your dining table and approximately 30 inches above the tabletop. Ceilings higher than 8 feet, raise the height of the fixture about 3 inches for every additional foot in height.

What size chandelier should I get for my foyer?
For an approximately diameter, add the length and width of the room. Example: for a 10' x 12' room, you would add 10 + 12 = 22 for a diameter of 22"

What spacing should I use for wall sconces?
Install sconces approximately 60 inches from the floor and 8 to 10 feet apart.

How do I install my new light fixture or ceiling fan?
Lights and ceiling fans come with detailed installation instructions. If you feel that you do not have enough electrical wiring knowledge or experience consult a licensed electrician.

How do I determine the amount of light I need for a certain size room?
Multiply the square footage of the room by 1.5 to determine the approximately wattage necessary. Example: for a 10' x 12' room, you would multiply 10' x 12' = 120 sq. ft. x 1.5 = 180 watts approximately

How much light do I need for my kitchen island work area?
Multiply the square footage of the island by 2.5 to determine the approximately wattage necessary. Example: for a 4' x 6' island, you would multiply 4' x 6' = 24 sq. ft. x 2.5 = 60 watts approximately

How do I make a room look bigger than it really is?
Using mirrors to bounce light from fixtures and windows will give the room an appearance of being bigger than it really is.

Why does my makeup look different outdoors?
Bathroom and vanity lighting does not match the look of daylight. Therefore, try replacing the bulbs with a combination of fluorescent and incandescent for a more natural appearing light.

At what height should my swing arm lamp be installed?
Install swing arm lamps so the bottom of the shade is at eye level.

 
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