Lighting FAQs

Our goal is to assist you by giving relevant information and professional guidance when selecting your decorative plumbing and lighting fixtures and hardware – so you are a better-informed consumer. Here are a few of the questions we are most often asked:

General Plumbing Lighting

 

How do I size my dining room chandelier?

To size a fixture over a dining table , measure the length and width of the room and add those figures together. The sum converted to inches will equal the right size diameter chandelier. Tip: If you know the size of the existing table , measure the width and subtract a foot. You usually need six inches on each side of the fixture so that you do not hit your head when setting the table ! For a unique look think about using TWO smaller fixtures , ask us how !

What height should I hang my chandelier?

When hanging a light over a table, it should be 30″-36″ off the top of the table. Most of the time this is around five feet from the floor If hanging in an area that someone would need to walk under the fixture , such as a foyer or bedroom, do not hang lower than seven feet off the floor. Tip: Most standard height doors are 6’8″, make sure if a fixture is near the door you have the proper clearance.

What size fixture do you put at a front door?

One lantern should measure 1/3 the height of your door. For two lanterns choose a size around 1/4 the size of the door. Don’t be afraid to go large if you are not sure!

Do I have room to use sconces in my bathroom?

Sconces should be placed at eye level and 36″- 40″ apart. Keeping this in mind, measure the width of your vanity to see if there is enough room for two sconces.

What is the correct height to hang a vanity light?

Generally they are placed 75-80″ from the floor is the best height for a vanity light. Tip: You will receive more light on your face if the fixtures are pointing down.

Can I hang a chandelier over my tub?

No, it is not legal by code in most areas to hang a fixture over a tub. Try wall scones for a decorative look around a large tub or a chandelier mounted in the rooms center.

 
 

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463 Robeson Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone: 910-484-9015
Fax: 910-483-6414

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115 Davis Rd 
Southern Pines, NC  28387

Phone: 910-692-2210
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Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: 910-399-2060
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1340 Wilson Hall Rd. 
Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: 803-905-7780
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