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How to Size a Chandelier: 3 Easy Steps

Find the Right Chandelier Size for Any Room in Your Home

 

A chandelier adds ambiance, style and of course, general lighting to a room, but selecting the right chandelier can be tricky. A small chandelier can easily get lost in a large space and fail to deliver a strong design element, while a large chandelier can overwhelm a small space. The right chandelier is proportional to the height and width of the room. 

How to Size Your Chandelier
To choose the right chandelier, you need to consider the diameter, height, and purpose of the room. Here are three tips on how to size a chandelier.
 

 

 

3 Steps to Size a Chandelier

1. Determine Chandelier Diameter

First, determine the diameter (width) of the chandelier using the following steps:

  • Measure the length and the width of the room
  • Add the two measurements
  • Convert the measurement unit from feet to inches

The converted sum is the ideal diameter of your chandelier. For example, if your dining room is 10' x 18', a chandelier with a 28" diameter is the best fit for your space.

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Directions For Kitchen Lighting

 

Directions for General Lighting

 

Recessed or Can lights are a popular lighting option for kitchens. Their ability to install within a ceiling allows for a smooth, seamless look that is appealing to many homeowners. Their inconspicuous design makes them easy to decorate around without being distracting or detracting from other design elements.

 

Track lights are a favorite among homeowners because they are versatile and easy to install. Unlike recessed lights that install in the ceiling, track rail lights are mounted flush against the ceiling in either T, L, or H shaped patterns. However, a flexible monorail track system allows you the freedom to bend the track into your desired shape.

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Indoor Photography Lighting Tips & Tricks

How to Take Indoor Pictures like a Professional

Interested in learning how to take indoor pictures like a professional? If you have yet to purchase an indoor photography lighting kit, have no fear. You can still take amazing photos with some simple home furnishings. Consider using the adjustable table lamp sitting on your bedside table or office desk for adding light to your set. Below are a few additional indoor photography lighting tips you can use to help get the most out of your indoor photos and take pictures like a pro.

Indoor Photography Lighting Tips        

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Determining the type of color temperature you want your pictures to have will help you choose the right light bulbs to implement in your photo shoot. Have you ever noticed that the light your adjustable floor lamp produces is a soft, warm white? If so, it's most likely a result of the color temperature of the light bulb. The color temperature of light is measured on a scale of Kelvin that ranges from 2700K to 6500K. Using the Kelvin scale will help you determine the hue a specific light source emits, and understanding the Kelvin scale will help you customize the look and feel of your photo shoot.

2700K - 3000K Color Temperature

10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids & Adults

Protect Your Family and Home with these Easy to Follow Tips

According the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), residential electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. The numbers nearly double during the busy holiday season. Being well-informed about electrical fires can help you and your family prevent any injuries and damages. Examples of electrical fires include: faulty wires chandeliers, overloaded outlets, frayed wires, and more.

Del Mar Fans & Lighting's Electrical Fire Safety Guide

What Causes Electrical Fires?

Nearly half of all home electrical fires are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions such as:

  1. Faulty electrical outlets and outdated appliances
  2. Light bulbs that exceed the recommended fixture wattage
  3. Damaged or misused extension cords
  4. Dirty or poorly positioned space heaters
  5. Outdated wiring

Twenty percent of home structure fires include lighting equipment such as lamps, flush mount lights, and light bulbs while six percent include ceiling fans.

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