Choosing the Right Chandelier

By Thomas Butler

Choosing the Right Chandelier

How Big Should my Chandelier be?

Above a dining table, choose a chandelier approximately half the width of your table. Taking into account the height of the entire body of the light including a reasonable length of chain, the bottom of your fixture should be 30 inches to 36 inches above your tabletop.

When not above a table, a simple formula based on room size is Length of the Room (in feet) + Width of the Room (in feet) = Diameter of the Chandelier (in inches). For hanging height, 7 feet above the floor is a guideline for head clearance. If you have high ceilings, you may go a little higher.

I heard LED is good, but does it have to be that blue tinted light?

No it doesn’t. This is a common misconception, but LED lights come in all colors. You can get the warm color that will exactly match your old light bulbs, or various shades of more crisp whiter colors all the way up to the near blue tint, which is mostly used in commercial applications. Prices have been dropping quickly on LEDs, so if you haven’t looked at them in a while they are worth a second look!

Thomas Butler, owner of Butler Lighting in Myrtle Beach, located at 926 Frontage Rd E, says this is the number one question asked by his clients! Call Butler Lighting at 843-448-4364 or stop by for answers to all of your lighting questions.

About this writer

  • Thomas ButlerThomas Butler, owner of Butler Lighting in Myrtle Beach, located at 926 Frontage Rd E, says this is the number one question asked by his clients! Call Butler Lighting at 843-448-4364 or stop by for answers to all of your lighting questions.

You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave your mark with style

Comment in style

Stand out from the crowd and add some flare beside your comment.
Get your free Gravatar today!

Make it personal

avatar versus gravatar Close