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Best way to change light fixtures with very high ceilings

Posted by sleevepresto (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 28, 10 at 22:24

We have three lights that need to be changed...our foyer light, a great room ceiling fan, and a living room/den ceiling fan. All are at heights that are beyond what we have. The ceilings for two of these lights are 18' tall. Would renting scalfolding be best? Do electricians have A frame ladders that are that high? Any suggestions? I have a feeling that the cost to replace these fixtures are going to well exceed the cost of the fixtures themselves!!

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RE: Best way to change light fixtures with very high ceilings

What kind of lamps are in the fixtures? R and PAR lamps can be changed with suction cups on extendion poles.

RE: Best way to change light fixtures with very high ceilings

I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. It's not just the lights that need changing, it's the entire fixture that we're swapping out for a more up-to-date look. The fixtures are two ceiling fans and one large chandelier/foyer light. When they're dead center in the room with 18ft tall ceilings, I just don't know the best way to have themm changed. Do electricians have A frame ladders that tall or is scaffolding the way to go?

RE: Best way to change light fixtures with very high ceilings

Yes, there are ladders that are that tall -

Scaffolding could provide greater flexibility.

It is probably up to the electrician - cost, access to, ease of transporting the ladder/ scaffolding, having one or more helpers.

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