Ceiling Fixture Tips
Helpful Tips on How to Measure for Installation
Here is our downloadable guide to help you measure and proportion your light fixtures to your space.
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OVER A DINING TABLE
Allow at least 30” between the bottom of your ceiling fixture and the top of your dining table for maximum impact. Chandeliers look best when they are 1/2 to 3/4 of the width of the table they’re hanging above. For a round table choose a fixture with a width measuring between 1/2 and 3/4 the diameter of the table.
OVER A COUNTER OR BAR
Allow 30”-36” between the bottom of your ceiling fixture to the top part of your counter or bar top. When installing multiple pendants, make sure the widest parts of the fixtures are spaced a minimum of 30" apart.
LINEAR FIXTURES OVER A SURFACE
Proportion is the most important factor to consider when placing an elongated light fixture above a surface. Ideally, a fixture should measure no more than 2/3 the length of the surface under it. A pair of linear fixtures are best when lighting extra long surfaces. Allow 30”-36” between the bottom of your ceiling fixture to the surface.
GREAT ROOMS & HIGH CEILINGS
For high ceilings at 10’ or higher, pay close attention to a ceiling fixture’s “overall height” measurement. Fixtures with a taller overall height will be a better proportion for high ceilings.
IN A HALL, ENTRY, OR STAIRWAY
It’s essential for fixtures to not be too close to any nearby doors. Consider the tallest person who walks through the space. Leave a 7’ minimum from the bottom of the fixture to the floor.
OVER A ROUND TABLE
Allow 30”-36” between the bottom of your ceiling fixture to the top of your counter or bar table. The ceiling fixture should be between 50-75% of the width of the table.