Formula for hanging light over dining table


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Old 11-20-04, 09:33 PM
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Formula for hanging light over dining table

I am hanging a light over our dining room table and I need to know the formula to figure out how high the bottom of the light should be above my table. I know it has something to do with the width of my table. Does anyone know the formula?
 
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Old 11-21-04, 10:07 AM
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Depands how tall you are and whether you do table dancing or not.
 
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Old 11-21-04, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by joed
Depands how tall you are and whether you do table dancing or not.

lol!


i have heard of this formula, but its been a long time hmm,,

try google search yet by chance ?

if i come across something then ill reply with it

good luck
 
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Old 11-21-04, 06:35 PM
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The only thing I could find after an exhaustive search were guidlines.
The light if a hanging pendant type light should hang 24" above the table.
Guests should not have to look around any lights/candles placed on the table.
If the table is glass a deffuser should be used to prevent glare.
I hope this helps as it was all I could find.
Keep watching this post as someone may come in with a correct formula.
Good luck and post back
 
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Old 11-21-04, 06:51 PM
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Since there is likely some range of acceptable solutions, you might visit furniture or lighting stores and measure something you like (if they have a room all set up). Or perhaps measure something you like at a friend's house.
 
 

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