Ceiling Light / April 27, 2018 / Kerri Patrick
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.
There are a variety of exterior ceiling lights available these days. Perhaps you would like a pendant style light or a close to flush one. Depending upon your taste, you can go in for a ceiling light that adds brilliance to your home and blends with the design. Perhaps one of the best places for such lights is the overhead area close to the door where you can install the lighting fixture or a lamp. Your guests will surely appreciate it as it will make the entire front area bright and welcoming. Also, you may select a traditional or modern outdoor type depending upon which one looks best and blends with your home design.
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