By Jacques Gosset. Ceiling Lights. Published at Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 - 12:34:05 PM.
Ceiling Lights: Determining The Right Size And Height : Choosing the lighting type and style for your decor is hard enough, but making sure the size of your lighting fixture is right for your room is an important factor in bringing it all together. Although there are some rules to determining size, they are not hard fast, stringent rules, as other factors apply to choosing the right size and height to hang your ceiling fixture. One popular rule that designers and decorators use for hanging fixtures over tables is start by measuring the diameter or width of the table. Then select a fixture that measures half of the total diameter or width of the table top. For example, if you have a table that measures 64 in diameter, you will look for a fixture that is 32 in diameter. The first thing to consider when selecting a ceiling fixture, however, is the visual heaviness or weight of your selected light fixture. For example, a crystal chandelier is visually heavy and therefore will lend itself to a smaller diameter or width, while a ceiling light with thin wrought iron branches can more easily fill a larger diameter with its lighter feel. The size of a fixture that will be hung over a table depends on the table and not the room size. This is the case when it comes to the hanging height over a table as well. Lights hung over tables should be centered in the middle of the table (unless two fixtures are hung over an extremely long table) and the bottom of the fixture should hang at least 30 above the table. 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. So now that you know how to make sure the width and hanging height of a ceiling light are proportionate for your room, there is one more thing to consider when it comes to ceiling height. Understandably, if your ceiling is very high, although you may make sure that your width and hanging height are correct, if the light is too short, it will look silly. So, what to do...although common sense may be the simple answer, there is a formula or rule that is often followed in the design world for this too. The height of the actual fixture should be approximately 2 1/2 for every foot high the room is. If your room has 8 foot ceilings, the fixture height should be a minimum of 20 in height.
Bathroom Ceiling Lights - Picking the Right Ceiling Lights For Your Bathroom : You do not need to remodel your entire bathroom to make your bathroom attractive and eye peeling again. With these bathroom ceiling lights, you can give your bathroom a unique and different look with either the chandelier or the fan light. Here are some important factors to consider before purchasing any lights for your bathroom: Brightness: The brightness of the lights is an extremely important factor. It should provide enough brightness to your bathroom to get enough light in all the corners of the bathroom. Single or multiple lights: When choosing multiple lights on the ceiling lights you know that it will provide enough brightness, but sometimes too much light is really too much. If you want to do single lights, I will advice you to put a few single lights up in different parts of the bathroom. So youll need to sit down and think carefully how much light you want to have in your bathroom. There are some really good looking bathroom ceiling lights available which might catch your eye.
Ceiling Light Fixtures: Types and Uses : • Chandeliers. Defined as hanging lights with many extending arms, chandeliers are a classic ceiling light fixture choice. Once reserved for the formal dining room, chandeliers are making their way into all corners of the home, from kids rooms to master bathrooms! • Pendants. Unlike chandeliers, pendants typically consist of a single light source (a fabric or glass covering over the bulb(s). They are more contemporary and less formal than chandeliers, and gaining popularity in the foyer, dining room, and countless other areas throughout the home. • Flush Mounts: These ceiling light fixtures install flush to the ceiling, making them an ideal option for rooms with low ceilings, or tight areas with doors that would bump into a lower hanging light. Besides being among the simplest to install (especially if the space is already wired), theyre among the most versatile lights. They arent ideal for larger spaces, however; be sure to find one with plenty of wattage and supplement with sconces or lamps.
Choosing the Right Bathroom Ceiling Lights : Fancy a new bathroom but cant stretch to a new bathroom suite - just change the light fittings! Its astounding how much difference something as simple as a new ceiling light can make. And theres such a variety of bathroom ceiling lights on offer that youre bound to find one to fall in love with. The thing to remember about bathroom decor is that functionality is key, and its your choice of lighting that will dictate the practicality of your bathroom -or otherwise. The good thing is that the current crop of lighting designers seems to have cottoned on to this and have managed to combine supreme functionality with stunning good looks. One way to combine functionality with good looks is by choosing a fitting that is adjustable, both in terms of light levels and light direction. You could, of course, also achieve the same result by a clever combination of ceiling lights and wall lights. Light levels are easily managed by the use of dimmer switches. Bear in mind though that all switching will need to be outside of the bathroom in order to conform to European Bathroom Lighting Regulations. Whilst putting in that dimmer switch, it also makes sense to switch your bathroom lighting separately, which will give you greater flexibility in terms of mood setting - something that is now viewed as essential when it comes to illuminating the smallest room. Variable direction of light isnt difficult to achieve either, with many halogen and LED fittings coming on some variation of moveable support. LED light, in particular, is wonderfully directable, which makes it ideal as task lighting. LED ceiling lights installed strategically can be directed at mirrors and other areas, such as vanity units, thus eliminating shadows and providing the perfect illumination for shaving and making up. Style-wise theres an enormous range of ceiling lights designed specifically for bathrooms on the market: from neatly recessed through flush fitting - all the way to chandeliers! Probably the best advice here is to go for one style and stick to it throughout the room. Having said that, a dressy pendant ceiling light in an otherwise minimalist bathroom would certainly give you the wow factor! Dont make the mistake of thinking that ceiling light fittings are old hat. Combine bathroom ceiling lights with wall lights, shower lights and plinth lights and youll find that they will become the lynch-pin of your bathroom lighting scheme. One final word of wisdom: dont scrimp on your home lighting, whether bathroom or other room. Good quality, well installed lighting is actually an investment - and a good looking one at that.
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