Saturday, January 20, 2007
Admit it, most of us like chandeliers! For so long a time, they are standard lighting pieces in a home of the upper class and one of the most coveted in those trying so hard to become one. Chands are one of the more ornate types of a common drop light. Take it from the word-- Drop Light, it drops from the ceiling on a certain height. Meaning- you have to have a high ceiling to accommodate it (yes, just like the picture above).
In a lot of homes now, standard ceiling height would be 9 to 10 feet. A common chands would be 2 feet in height. Drop it a foot from the ceiling ang that leaves you at most 7 feet head room. If your chandelier is more that 3 feet in height, this is especially true for the cascading ones prevalent during the seventies and eighties, what headroom is left?
Do the math!