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Old 03-30-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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sconce height

how do you determine the appropriate height for a sconce light?

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Old 03-30-2011, 09:24 PM   #2
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sconce height

Is this for a mirror or an accent?

For a mirror around face level is good for even distribution of light on the face.

For accent whatever looks good.

Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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Depends on how tall you are, and where they are going.
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Depends on how tall you are, and where they are going.
This. My log house has 9-ft ceilings downstairs. I put in a couple of sconces "exactly" where the wife wanted them even though I tried to convince her they would be too low. I am 6'6" tall. Guess what happens about three times a week.
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