Proper Height of a Pendant Light in a Bathroom

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Bathrooms have become a place of renewal and relaxation, making bathroom lighting essential. Bathroom lights such as pendant lights offer elegance with thin and sleek design. The height of the pendant light can be adjusted before installation, and you may pick a height according to placement of the bathroom pendant light.


Height of Pendant Light

Many people like pendant lighting due to its design and available finishes. You can purchase pendant light in brass, stainless, wood and even glass. Pendant lights are lights that hang from the ceiling. They can hang over a mirror so that applying makeup or shaving can be done with plenty of light. They can also be hung over a commode or vanity as well.


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The placement of pendant light in the bathroom is of personal preference, but there are a few things to consider. You do not want guests coming into your home and hitting their head on the bathroom lighting.

You should hang your pendant light at least two feet from the top of the ceiling. You can also measure your bathroom from the floor to the ceiling. Be sure to measure closest to the wall so that you can mark the appropriate height that works for you. You will want to make sure that there is a six-foot clearance from the floor to the bottom of the light. Most homes have bathroom ceilings that are eight feet or higher.


The great thing about pendant lighting is that they have an adjustable plastic holder that can be adjusted or cut to fit your height requirements. If you intend on hanging the pendant light over a mirror, then you will want the light to just touch the top of the mirror. This will help to provide adequate lighting for shaving or makeup application. If you are hanging over a commode or vanity, you will want to hang the pendant light two feet from the ceiling.


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