How to Size a Chandelier: 3 Easy Steps
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.
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 the Right Chandelier Size
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.
8 Tips for Selecting the Best Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting is an easy, cost-effective way to add beauty, safety, and security to your home. Understanding which outdoor lights work best with your home's exterior and landscape will help you choose the right light fixtures for your garden, deck and yard. Here are our top eight tips for choosing outdoor lighting fixtures for your home.
Giving Back on National Ceiling Fan Day
September 18th is National Ceiling Fan Day (NCFD), a day dedicated to reducing energy consumption by turning off your central cooling system and turning on your ceiling, desk or floor fan instead. Initiated by the Fanimation Fan Company, the campaign aims to save billions of kilowatt hours of energy. This year’s theme also encourages you to swap your old fan for a new, energy-efficient ceiling fan.
In support of NCFD, we at Del Mar Fans & Lighting wanted to raise awareness of the event while also giving back to our local community. We paired up with Grace Academy, a small private school in Ormond Beach, FL, in dire need of new ceiling fans. The school’s existing fans were dusty, rundown and in some case, unsafe to operate. We donated and installed four, brand new Hunter ceiling fans.
Out with Old Fans, In With the New Fans
We replaced the ceiling fans in the following classrooms: Ms. Overlay’s kindergarten classroom, Ms. Reiser’s first grade classroom, Ms. Larson’s third grade classroom, and Ms. Haney’s fourth grade classroom.
The ceiling fans, some of which were 40 years old, were in such bad condition they were literally falling apart. One rogue fan blade went airborne while Chalo, our installation expert, uninstalled the fan. While another ceiling fan plummeted to the ground before being full disassembled.
A+ Study Lighting
It’s back to school time. If you’re a parent, this means shopping for school supplies like paper, pens and pencils. Don’t forget to add adjustable task lighting to the list. Yes, lighting. Good lighting improves attention span, accuracy and productivity. Here are three tips for illuminating your homework or study area.
Task Lighting 101
Task lighting is an important component of any study area. Task lighting is lighting that focuses on a specific area, making it easier to complete tasks such as reading, writing or viewing a computer screen. Good task lighting reduces eye strain and mental fatigue, and can increase task performance by 16 percent.
Desk and floor lamps are ideal sources of task lighting. Consider this adjustable George Kovacs table lamp with metal shade for the right amount lighting. The metal shade prevents glare while the pivoting head allows you to customize the direction of the light to where you need it most.
Effective task lighting depends on the placement of the lamp. Place the desk lamp on the opposite side of your dominant hand so the light sweeps across the study area without creating shadows.
How to Buy a Ceiling Fan for Your Home
A ceiling fan is a must-have home appliance for summer. Whether you’re a first-time ceiling fan buyer or you’re looking to replace an existing one, the choices can be overwhelming. Here are 7 tips to help you avoid buyer’s remorse and help you buy a ceiling fan for your home.
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