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How to Size a Foyer Lighting Fixture

Posted by Gavin Martin on Fri, September 04, 2009

Foyer LightingHall and Foyer Lighting Fixtures

Hall and Foyer lighting fixtures can create a welcoming atmosphere, while providing you with the general lighting you need to greet guests and assure safe passage into other areas of your home. Use flush and semi-flush fixtures, large chandeliers or pendants and sconces in hallways, stairways and foyers.



Foyer LightingTo determine the overall height of a hall or foyer fixture, always keep in mind the bottom of the fixture should be at least 7 feet from the floor. This will determine whether you use a flush, semi-flush, or if you have a tall ceiling, a multi-tiered chandelier.

When sizing a chandelier or pendant for your foyer, add the length and width dimensions of the foyer area together and convert the total into inches.

Example: The area is 18 feet by 14 feet. Added together this equals 32 feet. Then convert your sum to inches: the chandelier's diameter should be approximately 32" in width.

In a two-story foyer, if there is a window above the front door, center the chandelier so it can be seen from outside. if the foyer is extra-large, you may also want to install sconces in the foyer. Sconces should be installed 60" from the floor and 6-8 feet apart.

Since a standard ceiling outlet box will only hold a maximum of 50lbs., some large chandeliers and foyer pendants require special mounting hardware. Our featured foyer lighting brand is Hinkley Lighting. Hinkley lighting fixtures weighing more then 50lbs come with additional heavy duty support hardware and complete installation instructions. 

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We carry all of the Hinkley Lighting catalog and deliver it factory direct right to your door. Free ground shipping on all orders over $50. Shop Hinkley Foyer Lighting or Hinkley Chandeliers.

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