City-Data Forum length of chandelier (ceiling, convert, dining room, lighting)
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10-28-2007, 01:32 PM
 Location: la hacienda 2,259 posts, read 8,519,507 times Reputation: 1141

We are in the process of buying a new chandelier for our dining room. What is the rule of thumb level when the chandelier is hung, from the bottom of the chandelier to the top of the table? We have a 10 ft. ceiling.

Thanks!

10-29-2007, 12:28 AM
 Location: Cary, NC 2,408 posts, read 9,536,248 times Reputation: 1368
Most say about 30" from the top of the table to bottom of chandelier.

10-29-2007, 09:26 AM
 Location: la hacienda 2,259 posts, read 8,519,507 times Reputation: 1141
Thanks Jinxor! My husband and I have differing opinions on this. We've always lived in houses that already came w/lighting over the dining room table and never really cared before to measure. This time, we are putting in our own lighting and just weren't really sure.

11-01-2007, 05:17 PM
 Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn 32,537 posts, read 40,856,671 times Reputation: 53213
Do you know the way to determine the correct size also? Measure the wall on two sides and convert to inches. Example: a room is 14+16 feet= 30'=30". Your fixture should be about 30" across.

11-02-2007, 08:48 AM
 Location: DC Area, for now 3,517 posts, read 11,623,083 times Reputation: 2124
Consider whether the chandelier will actually hang in the center of the table as well. You want it low enough to give good light but high enough so no one knocks their head when getting up from the table. Most DRs center the fixture in the room but the table can't be centered so it is a little off.

11-02-2007, 03:27 PM
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Tesaje Consider whether the chandelier will actually hang in the center of the table as well. You want it low enough to give good light but high enough so no one knocks their head when getting up from the table. Most DRs center the fixture in the room but the table can't be centered so it is a little off.
We made our builder move ours. Measured everything out, figured where the table would be, marked the ceiling (very obvious), told the super.

Idiots hung it in the center of the room. Duh!

06-19-2010, 03:37 PM
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what if we are hanging a long rectangular candle type chandelier over the table. People will not bump the chandelier because of the rectangular shape and because the fixture is in the center of the table. DO you wnat people looking up to the candes or should the candles be at eye level? Can you advise?
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