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For a bright front hall !

For a bright front hall !

Since the front hall is the first room people see in your house, it’s important to choose wisely when it comes to lighting. Here are a few tips to help you choose a light fixture that’s neither too big nor too small that provides enough light. 

Determining the size of the fixture to install in a stairwell or for a front hall lights

Chandelier lighting/pendant lights: Add the width and the length of the room; the total equals the diameter of the light fixture you should install. For example, if your front hall is 12 feet by 16 feet, 12 + 16 = 28. Therefore, a light fixture with a 28-inch diameter would be ideal. Moreover, a chandelier’s lowest point must always be at least seven feet from the floor to ensure adequate clearance.

Flush-mounted ceiling lights/semi-flush-mounted ceiling lights:

In a front hall, you should have a light fixture (a flush-mounted or semi-flush-mounted ceiling light) every eight to ten feet. This rule also applies to pendant lights.

If your ceiling is eight feet high, the tallest light fixture to use is 15 inches, for a six-foot-nine-inch clearance. If your ceiling is nine feet high, the tallest light fixture to use is 24 inches, for a seven-foot clearance.

Wall sconces: In a long front hall, you can install wall sconces every six to eight feet and at sixty (60) inches from floor level.

Recessed lights: Recessed lights must be installed at least 18 inches from walls. Here are the optimal distances to set the various types of recessed lights:

MR-16: One every four to six feet

PAR-20: One every three to four feet

LED: One every three to five feet. There are many types of recessed LED fixtures on the market all of which have different wattages and unique specifications; distance recommendations may vary.

GU-10: One every two to three feet.

Installing a dimmer for front hall or stairwell lighting is extremely useful. That way you can use the fixture’s maximum wattage for strong lighting when you need to get ready before heading out or when you get home in the evening. By the same token, you can turn down the intensity to create ambient lighting.

Since the front hall is the first room people see in your house, it’s important to choose wisely when it comes to lighting. Here are a few tips to help you choose a light fixture that’s neither too big nor too small that provides enough light.

Determining the size of the fixture to install in a stairwell or for a front hall lights

Chandelier lighting/pendant lights:Add the width and the length of the room; the total equals the diameter of the light fixture you should install. For example, if your front hall is 12 feet by 16 feet, 12 + 16 = 28. Therefore, a light fixture with a 28-inch diameter would be ideal. Moreover, a chandelier’s lowest point must always be at least seven feet from the floor to ensure adequate clearance.

Flush-mounted ceiling lights/semi-flush-mounted ceiling lights:

In a front hall, you should have a light fixture (a flush-mounted or semi-flush-mounted ceiling light) every eight to ten feet. This rule also applies to pendant lights.

If your ceiling is eight feet high, the tallest light fixture to use is 15 inches, for a six-foot-nine-inch clearance. If your ceiling is nine feet high, the tallest light fixture to use is 24 inches, for a seven-foot clearance.

Wall sconces: In a long front hall, you can install wall sconces every six to eight feet and at sixty (60) inches from floor level.

Recessed lights:Recessed lights must be installed at least 18 inches from walls. Here are the optimal distances to set the various types of recessed lights:

MR-16: One every four to six feet

PAR-20: One every three to four feet

LED: One every three to five feet. There are many types of recessed LED fixtures on the market all of which have different wattages and unique specifications; distance recommendations may vary.

GU-10: One every two to three feet.

Installing a dimmer for front hall or stairwell lighting is extremely useful. That way you can use the fixture’s maximum wattage for strong lighting when you need to get ready before heading out or when you get home in the evening. By the same token, you can turn down the intensity to create ambient lighting.

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