Return to the Lighting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
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!!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
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.


 o
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?


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

Yes, there are ladders that are that tall -
http://www.littlegiantladder.com/little-giant/skyscraper.html

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Lighting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here