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is this light too high?

Posted by tweekercat (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 1:00

This light had to be moved because for some reason the wiring wasn't placed in the centre of the island. The ceiling is 17 feet high and from the bottom of the light to the floor is 86 inches. I have read that you measure 30-36 inches from the surface to the bottom of the light. So that would be 72 inches from the floor to the light, but I have read that even with island lights you can add 3"s to every foot of ceiling over 8'. My husband would probably freak if I asked him to add on another extension and rewire it and according to design rules, the height is acceptable. But I would like another opinion. The island is 8' long and each lamp is 1 foot long.


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RE: is this light too high?

If you don't get a response here, try posting this in the Kitchens forum.


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RE: is this light too high?

In the event that having additional length is impractical, you can compensate by using higher light output bulbs.


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RE: is this light too high?

They do put out a lot of light. They light up the whole island really well because they are such large lamps. But they just seem to look too high.


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RE: is this light too high?

Yes.It's not good.Somewhere can't be light.

Here is a link that might be useful: you can use this LED


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