Helpful tips

Can you use a pendant light in an entryway?

Can you use a pendant light in an entryway?

Pendants work equally well in modern and traditional spaces, and they add radiance to your entryway while still drawing the eye upward to create the illusion of a taller space. Styles range from single, chandelier-like pendants to clusters of smaller pendants.

How do you keep outdoor pendant lights from swinging?

If you have to keep a pendant light restrained in wind conditions, Wrap it in bubble wrap. A pendant light can swing if the hanging chain is too long. Attach the links to the chain with plastic cable ties to adjust the length.

How low should a porch light hang?

Lighting professionals generally agree that front and back porch lights work best when placed just above eye level, usually at between 65 and 67 inches above the ground or porch floor.

How big should your entryway light be?

The rule of thumb for designers is that the hanging lighting fixture should have 2 to 3 inches of height for each foot of ceiling height. For example, a 10-foot high foyer ceiling calls for a chandelier that is 20 to 30 inches in height.

What type of lighting is best for hallway?

Flush mount lights are always a good choice for hallway lighting, and there are plenty of stylish and functional options that would work equally well in a hallway and seating area. Pendant lights are a great choice for a transition area or hallway between two living spaces.

Where should front door lights be placed?

Entryway Lighting: Position Guidelines As a general rule of thumb, outdoor entryway lights should be positioned at eye level. More specifically, the center of the light source should measure 5.5 to 6.0 feet from the ground. Fixtures also should be mounted 8-10 feet apart.

How bright should front door light be?

Q: How bright should these lights be? A: In the dark, a little bit of light goes a long way. Incandescent wattages can be kept in the 25 to 40 watts range (200 to 500 lumens). If you are using multiple fixtures then stay closer to 200 lumens per fixture.

How bright should a foyer light be?

One-thousand lumens is bright enough for use in the home, and if you have a small foyer, a 1000 lumen bulb or multiple bulbs totaling 1000 lumens would probably be adequate for you.

What size flush mount light for hallway?

For instance, for a room that has a height of 8 feet, the height for a flush or semi-flush ceiling light could be between 20” and 24” tall when installed directly against the ceiling. As an example, a 4 foot wide hallway could accommodate an 8 to 10 inch diameter ceiling light.

Should hallway lights be bright?

Lumens: Ambient lighting for entries and stairways should be 1,200-4,000 lumens; ambient lighting for a hallway should be 1,200-2,500 lumens.

How can I improve my hallway lighting?

How to brighten up a hallway with no windows

  1. Paint the internal face of your door. A heavy wooden door will absorb light instead of reflecting it.
  2. Use light from adjoining rooms.
  3. Use mirrors to reflect light.
  4. Light colour schemes.
  5. Declutter.
  6. Skylights.
  7. The bannister and stairs.
  8. Embrace the darkness.