Need advice on how to light staircase

storkladyAugust 27, 2011

Hello everyone:

I hang out at the kitchen / decorating forums and didn't realize there is a forum strictly for lighting. I'm so glad I found it. I am in a 2 story house for the first time. We have an interior staircase to the 2nd floor. It has walls on both sides and is a straight shot up (no landing). It has NO lighting. I would like to use sconces but it would be an expensive ordeal to get wiring into the walls so we are going to have to use a hanging light fixture. I have NO idea how low it should hang. It's obvious it must not hang too low..but is there a guide or standard for this? Is there a standard for size? I can imagine some fixtures would look too skimpy and I don't want that either. Also should it be centered within the area of the staircase? Currently it's a long dark tunnel and not safe at night. Any help or advice would truly be appreciated. Thanks.

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Flexible LED Strip is a LED lighting product. Can be in white color or any other solid color, even can be millions color (RGB)
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    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 3:20AM
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storklady

Thank you davidtay! What a great source for advice. I am not a fan of LED light strips, but thanks for the suggestions.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 10:27PM
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David

Having a hanging light could be nice, but changing bulbs could entail balancing on a tall ladder.

Have you considered the possibility of cove lighting or wall washing lights?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 11:30PM
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