Ceiling Light / April 25, 2018 / Brooke Allen
When you are hanging a ceiling light and there is no table to help you determine the correct size, you must consider the size of the room as well as the ceiling height. The guideline to follow for hanging height is to allow 2 1/2 to 3\" per foot of ceiling height. So, if you have a 12 foot ceiling, (12 ft x 2.5\") your light would hang approximately 30\" from your ceiling. Lights should never hang lower than 7 feet from the floor for clearance purposes. To determine the correct width of your fixture, determine the room dimensions. Add the width of your room to the length of the room. For example, if your entry way is 8 feet wide and 14 feet long, this equals 22 feet. Convert this number to inches, and viola, this is the approximate width of the needed light fixture for this room; 22 inches.
Energy-Saving Light. In keeping with the advocacy of conserving energy to help the environment, there are bulbs for this type of ceiling light that are energy-efficient. This means that they use less energy without compromising the quality of light emanating from your lighting fixture. You are not only saving on your electricity bill but you are also helping the environment in your own small way. Since these eco-friendly lighting tools use compact fluorescent lights, these are likewise great for illuminating an entire room.
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