When determining the appropriate size of ceiling lights, there are several factors that are important to keep in mind before selecting the fixture.
The most important factor to consider when selecting a ceiling fixture is to ensure that you will have sufficient light in the room. For rooms that do not require a lot of light like a nursery, multiply the length and width or the room and then multiply the total by 1.5. The number you come up with is the amount of wattage that is typically sufficient to light the room. For rooms that require a lot of lighting like a kitchen or a bathroom, multiply the length and width and them multiply that total by 2.5. Once you know the wattage that is required to light the room, it’s time to select the fixture. A good rule of thumb is to select smaller fixtures for small rooms and larger fixtures for larger rooms. Small fixtures in large rooms tend to get lost and large fixtures in small rooms tend to over power. It’s important to select a fixture that looks in balance while also considering the height of the fixture. You typically don’t want a ceiling fixture in an open area to hang down more than 6.5 feet from the floor as people might hit their head on fixtures hung any lower. We have a selection of over 4,400 ceiling lights that range in size from 6 inches to 60 inches.
Once you have determined the necessary wattage and size of your light fixture, select a fixture that will compliment other elements is the room. We have a huge variety of traditional, contemporary and transitional ceiling lights, along with ceiling fans. If you have any questions in regards to selecting the appropriate sized fixture for any room, please don’t hesitate to contact our lighting professionals at Light Bulbs Etc.