Sonya Cooper. Pendant Lights. February 17th , 2018.
The style of the pendant determines the bulb required. Entryways need to have pendant lights seven feet above the floor. A pendant in the dining room needs to be at least 30 inches above the table. Pendants used for a kitchen island need to be 30 to 40 inches above the counter. The height of the tallest person in the home needs to be considered. Make sure all pendants are at least 20 to 25 inches above the top of the tallest persons head. Custom Lighting has a reputation as the designer lighting company of Australia.
In most cases, white goes to white, black to black and ground to ground, but every house, especially older ones, can be a bit different. The ground wire connects to the ground screw on the bracket. Before you slide the new mini pendant lights onto the mounting bracket, add new wire caps to the connections. Thats really all there is to it. If you are adding new junction boxes where none existed before and havent done that before, you may want to call in a trusted friend or a professional electrician to help you as youll need to figure out the wiring in your home and how to run the wires to the location of the new fixture.
It is a danger with any hanging light, having a human head hit the light. The bathroom is a perfect spot where you need lighting and there are places like over a sink or toilet area, where the fixtures could be hung without fear of anyone hitting them. Dont be afraid to get a little risky with your light fixtures. Now that you know a few simple rules, you can consider installing pendant lights without worrying about making a costly mistake. Pendant lightings are electronic fixtures which are used by todays homes not only to illuminate their residences and other building structures but also for decorative purposes to liven up its interior as well as its exterior parts.
Its common sense, after all, that if youre lighting, say, a narrow hallway, youll need a smaller fitting than if you were lighting a large lounge or dining room. In fact, in the larger space you will need more than one pendant to prevent casting ugly shadows. You will, of course, choose your new light to match your existing dcor and, whether that is traditional or funky, you will find something to suit. We know nowadays, of course, that lighting is all about effect. Narrow, cylindrical shades can provide some wonderfully graphic effects, with slim columns of light directed straight down.
Ideally, you want to use a circuit tester to make sure the power is off to the light before touching the wiring. Assuming the power is off, start by removing the old fixture. If youre replacing a ceiling fan with a pendant, remove the blades first. It makes the process much easier. Remove the plastic wire nuts from the wires, disconnect the wires, then remove the mounting bracket. Replace the bracket with the new bracket that came with the light. Once the bracket is installed, its time to connect the wires. Follow the diagram that came with the light.
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