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Old 11-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #1
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i want to put 2 lights outside, on each side of my front door, enclosed porch.
like these = http://www.google.com/search?q=eps+f...w=1333&bih=748
ceiling height is 7'7". i am roughing in and i don't know where i should put the box's.

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Honestly whatever looks good to you go for it. When in doubt ask your wife.

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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Before you ask her what are you really asking us? At what height? If so, let's see a photo fo the entry so we can see how thee door is plunked?

If you are asking where in the structure? The box should go in the wall like other electrical.

There are some nice, solar activated, LED lamps with fixtures like you have in mind. No need for wires. They are a little pricey but you wiring worries go away.
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i am asking about the height. the wall inside is opened up. so running the wires is easy
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I would line the boxes up with the top window in the door. Or if you think you want the lamps higher, follow the angle of the door windows up one more notch along the angle. This puts the fixture you have in mind almost too close to your ceiling though. IMO.

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I would line the boxes up with the top window in the door. Or if you think you want the lamps higher, follow the angle of the door window up one more notch along the angle.
yeah. thats about what i am thinking = the box's somewhere even with the top of the top window.

i just wanted to ask = sometimes there are things that are not obvious.
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Make sure that you have room above the box for the lights.
I've seen people insatll coach loghts that are a foot tall from center.

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