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foyer - schoolhouse lights

Posted by mgabriel (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 24, 10 at 8:05

We are building a new / old house and having trouble deciding the lighting in the foyer area. The foyer is 9' high x 6' wide, about 16' long. We were planning on using three semi flush schoolhouse lights. They will hang down about 1'. Will this make the ceiling to busy? Anyone else have a similar foyer? Any advice is appreciated.

Here is a link that might be useful: Schoolhouse light


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RE: foyer - schoolhouse lights

I love schoolhouse lights and have them in my kitchen and the powder room off the kitchen. I'm not sure about hanging 3 lights though. I know the hallway is 16' long but usually a hallway has one light on the ceiling, centered. Are you going to have a narrow table anywhere in the foyer? You could put a lamp on it for more light or sconces.

Anyway that's just my opinion... not written in stone. ;-)


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RE: foyer - schoolhouse lights

I don't think you'll need 3 lights in a 15 foot hallway. We had 3 lights in a 30 foot hallway before we got recessed can lights. Our cans are about 5-6 feet apart (same as yours would be in a 15 foot hallway) and it works great for recessed lights but would be too much with dropped fixtures. I think 2 would be fine. IMHO! good luck!


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RE: foyer - schoolhouse lights

I agree with the other posters. In my 14-foot hallway, the designer recommended 2 fixtures, flush mounted so they wouldn't be too busy (the ceiling is only 8' high).


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