Chandelier installation problems
Chandeliers - these light fixtures are being used everywhere today.
We have all seen them in bathrooms. Now it is chic to find hanging
chandeliers even in the laundry rooms. My customers are using these
lighting fixtures everywhere! And with all these different spaces
being used one can encounter chandelier installation problems.
I've been asked to share with you some of my knowledge and experience
with these electoroliers.
The most common problem I see is that the consumer is often surprised,
after making major pendant lighting purchases (when installing in
high ceilings), what the manufacture supplies. This can cause added
trouble, time and expense in the pendants installation.
An experienced salesperson will foresee this and order accordingly
to your building needs. However, don't count on it. Be sure to measure
the height of canopy (ceiling) and/or length of swag to center of
table (this is if your electrical box is off center to the center
of your table or the desired location of the fixture) then down
to the bottom of the light fixture. The specs of your fixture should
include the distance from canopy to the bottom of the light fixture.
An eight foot standard ceiling only requires 3 feet of length for
the average person to look straight onto the fixture. So you can
see that if your ceiling is a 10-20 foot cathedral type, a 3 ft
hanging pendant will be in the rafters. See what I mean? The higher
end manufactures will generally accommodate extra length. But buyer
baeware! Finding additional chain to match the lighting fixture
you have purchased may be difficult, if not impossible. Be sure
to get extra chain length from the "man" if you plan on
having your lamp rewired after purchase.
If you are purchasing second hand or used fixtures you may need
to locate the mounting brackets needed to install. Every style of
fixture requires different hardware.
Happy shopping and remember, getting "lit" can be fun!
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