By Celie Lemarchand. Ceiling Lights. Published at Thursday, February 21st, 2019 - 11:30:30 AM.
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.
Uses of Drop Ceiling Light Panels : Without drop ceiling light panels, offices would have to spend a lot more money on light fixtures. However, thanks to this great feature of a dropped ceiling, lighting can be incorporated right into the ceiling without any hassle. Usually a fluorescent bulb is placed above a translucent panel, which allows light through. Coming in several shapes and sizes, drop ceiling light panels are a versatile weapon in to update your home or office lighting arsenal. Places to Use Drop Ceiling Light Panels Kitchens In the 1960s, these were commonly built into kitchens, and that style is starting to come back. Workrooms If youve got a workroom, youll need plenty of light to complete your project. Florescent lighting is great for remaining alert and allowing you to see what you need done. Colored panels can also be a fun addition.
Outdoor Ceiling Lights - Many Varieties to Choose From : As a proud homeowner, you would certainly like to decorate your home with lights. With lights, you can turn your home into a warm and welcoming abode and provide a high level of safety and security after sunset. Besides providing deterrence against intruders, you can also give your home a premium and upscale look. For lighting our outdoors adequately, there can be no better alternative that outdoor ceiling lights. These lights are very attractive, and because they are displayed outside homes, they are designed using a variety of attractive materials like high quality brass and other eye-catching finishes. The trend of using outdoor ceiling lights is catching on rapidly as they are deemed very fashionable and stylish. They indeed look chic and modish on your exterior ceilings. Since ceiling lights are kept switched on throughout the nights, it is very important for people sensitive about their energy bills that these lights consume electricity as less as possible. Thus, in this case, they should install lesser wattage light bulbs to ensure less consumption. This however needs to be a trade off between light output and the gracefulness that an outdoor ceiling light can provide to your exteriors.
Most outdoor ceiling fixtures come with protective coverings that protect them from moisture or any type of external damage. An entire collection of these is available in the market and even on the Internet, so selecting the most attractive and eye-catching ones should not be a problem at all. Many varieties of outdoor ceiling lights are available in the market and even online these days, some of which are mentioned below: Outdoor Chandelier Lights Outdoor chandelier lights are another exquisite form of lighting, but can prove to be a bit over the budget. However, they are much worth the investment that one puts into them. These outdoor hanging lantern fixtures look great and there are many varieties available in the market to choose from. These outdoor chandelier lights look elegant and mesmerizing once they are fixed to your exterior walls and ceilings. An outdoor pendant or a chandelier is a must for every home that makes your home look upscale and classy as it compliments the entire interior designing look.
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