Ceiling Fixture Over a Dining Table
Height: Allow at least 30-inch between the bottom of your ceiling fixture and the top of your dining table for maximum impact.
Width: Chandeliers look best when they are 1/2 to 3/4 of the width of the table they’re hanging above. For a round table choose a fixture with a width measuring between 1/2 and 3/4 the diameter of the table.
Ceiling Fixture Over a Counter or Bar Table
Height: Allow 30-inch to 36-inch between the bottom of your ceiling fixture to the top part of your counter or bar top.
Width: When installing multiple pendants, make sure the widest parts of the fixtures are spaced a minimum of 30-inch apart.
Ceiling Fixture Over Great Rooms and High Ceilings
For high ceilings at 10-ft or higher, pay close attention to a ceiling fixture's overall height measurement. Fixtures with a taller overall height will be a better proportion for high ceilings.
Linear Fixtures Over a Surface
Proportion is the most important factor to consider when placing an elongated light fixture above a surface. Ideally, a fixture should measure no more than 2/3 the length of the surface under it. A pair of linear fixtures are best when lighting extra long surfaces. Allow 30-inch to 36-inch between the bottom of your ceiling fixture to the surface.
In a Hall, Entry or Stairway
It's essential for fixtures to not be too close to any nearby doors. Consider the tallest person who walks through the space. Leave a 7-ft minimum from the bottom of the fixture to the floor.
Wall Lighting in Hallways or Living Spaces, Entry or Stairway
Multiple hallway, living or dining room sconces should accent the space with an adequate amount of light based on a minimum of 8-ft to 10-ft between each fixture.
Wall Lighting Beside a Bathroom Mirror
In order to have even illumination across a mirror from side placed sconces, space the fixtures 60-inch to 65-inch from the floor to the center of the backplates.
Wall Lighting Above a Bathroom Mirror
The ideal linear sconce for above a bathroom mirror should be 3/4 the width of the mirror without extending over each side.
Wall Lighting as Bedside Fixtures
We suggest leaving about 55-inch to 60-inch of space between the floor and the top of the sconce. If your sconce has a switch, make sure that it is easily accessible from a sitting position on the bed.