Lighting for 10 foot dining table?

mommaseedOctober 5, 2010

Our table can extend from 8 feet to 10 feet and is 39 inches wide. Should a table this size have two chandeliers/pendants?

I would appreciate suggestions and thoughts on how to handle proper lighting for this table.

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You'll probably need to consider the ceiling height as well.

Do you require dimming?

How bright do you want the room to be?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 6:15PM
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Two fixtures will not look silly. I mean, I wouldn't do two chandeliers, but two pendants over a table of that length will look fine and very "up-to-date."

If I had a table / dining room that size, I would use two of these. I'm in love with the lantern style, and would definitely use these in my house; unfortunately, I do not have the appropriate place to put one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Regal French Chandalier (pendant)

    Bookmark   October 8, 2010 at 7:10PM
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A center chandelier with a recessed fixture on either side. Keep the recessed fixtures over the table and not over the heads of the people at the ends of the table. For minimal visibility use a 3" or 4" low voltage fixture with pin spot trim and lamp appropriate for the ceiling height. If cost is an issue use 5" recessed with Par 30 lamps.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2010 at 9:27PM
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