Installing a chandelier is a beautiful and effective way of creating a focal point inside your room. Chandeliers are being used in every room of the house, from your Dinning room to your bath and powder rooms. They not only create drama, but add ambiance. They can be used to layer the light in a space which allow you the most options when setting the right mood for an activity or an event.
With so many sizes and styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to find the right chandelier for your space. At 1StopLighting, each of our agents is ALA (American Lighting Association) trained and certified to have the most knowledge about all of the lights we carry and their applications. We’ve put together a helpful guide on the web to give you assistance in determining the right chandelier size and style for your space. Please find the link below to view the guide. Just let us know if you have any questions or if we can assist you in any other way. Our toll free number is 1-866-203-5392.
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We carry Chandeliers in all shapes and sizes - chandeliers to fit every taste and budget. Whether you have an eye for the dramatic Swarovski® Strass or Spectra Crystal, or you prefer the simpler look of a classic Williamsburg Brass Chandelier, we have the right chandelier for your space. We offer chandeliers constructed from solid or cast brass, aluminum, steel, resin, and crystal - Tiffany stained glass, porcelain, alabaster, wood, wrought iron and much more. We feature designs from the classic traditional look to the highly styled contemporary art pieces. Whatever your need is, let us help you fill it.
What are the general rules for hanging a chandelier?
- To find the right width for your chandelier:
You can use the measurement of the room to give you the guidelines for the chandelier diameter that will fit best. Measuring in feet, take the length of the room and add that to the width of the room. The sum of those two numbers will give you the approximate diameter of your chandelier in inches. So let’s say we have a room that is 12’ x 15’. This means that our chandelier should be roughly 27” in diameter to properly fill the space. Another way to measure if using a chandelier over a Dinning table would be to measure the width of your table. A chandelier should be approximately 50% of the width of your table or greater to be in proportion to the space.
- To find the right height for your chandelier:
In general, a chandelier should hang at about 30” above a table top. If you have high ceilings, then increase the height by 1” for every additional foot you have above 9’. Don’t forget to leave some room for the chain. How much chain you want to see is really up to you. But the taller the chandelier, the less chain you’ll need for hanging it.
- Do I need a special junction box?
Any chandelier weighing more than 35 lbs. may require a special junction box in your ceiling to ensure the fixture is secure. Electricians should be able to assist you with this.