Neither flamboyant nor gaudy, the Dover Collection looks to simple forms in order to match a broad array of styles and colors. The clean lines on Dover fixtures flow into abundant curves almost seamlessly. This family features our exclusive Tannery Bronze finish to provide a classic, aged look. Because of its all purpose style, the Dover Collection offers a wide arrangement of chandeliers, pendants, and wall sconces ensuring that no matter if it's for your ceilings or walls, there is something for every room in your home. This large 3 light-inverted pendant features the clean lines the Dover Collection is known for. It features an etched seedy glass diffuser that helps produce a warm light and its modern design is perfect for almost any room.
Advice and tips for Lighting the Dining Room
|A Dining room light serves many functions. This chandelier or pendant sets the style for the home, creates mood and ambiance and provides task lighting for activities at the table.|
What size should my dining room light be?
A dining room light can be sized based on the room dimension or based on the table size.
Chandelier by room size:
Measure the length and width of the room or dining area and add those figures together. The sum converted to inches will equal the right sized chandelier.
For example: 12' + 16' = 28'
28' when converted to inches = 28" diameter chandelier.
Chandelier by table size:
Measure the smaller dimension of the table. Take this width and deduct 12". This is the diameter of the chandelier appropriate for the table.
For example: Table 72" x 36"
36"-12" = 24" diameter chandelier
The bottom of the chandelier should sit 30-36 inches above the table top.
Tip: Most lighting fixtures specify a height of the fixture alone. You still need to add the height of the canopy and a minimum amount of chain.
To Dim or not to Dim?
A dimmer is essential in a dining room. It sets the mood for the meal. Bright and cheery on a drab day. Soft and intimate for dinner for two. The ability to adjust the lighting level increases the functionality of the room. When selecting new LED bulb versions for re-lamping your fixture, beware of the compatibility of dimmers with the LED you purchase.
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Front Foyer -Dining Room - Bathroom - Outdoor Lights - Ceiling Fans
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