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Are Chandeliers Adjustable – Your 101 Guide

People buy chandeliers and after buying chandeliers they are jumbled and they ask questions like what height should I hang my chandelier from the ceiling? How to adjust the chandelier properly? How to hang them?

If you are in search of these questions, then don’t worry this blog is for you.

We have mentioned a few rules that you should follow when it comes to adjusting chandeliers.

 

The color of the chandelier really matters before adjusting the chandelier. So, you have to adjust the color and temperature of the chandelier, at first!

  • The bulbs present in chandeliers produce color in a far wider range than incandescent bulbs.

 When you buy a chandelier, be sure to check their bulbs’ temperature range!

  • Bulbs in the 3000k range produce yellowish light.
  • Bulbs in the 4000-5000k range produce far whiter or even bluish light.
  • Light color can interact adversely with the paint color on your walls.

2. USE DIMMER SWITCHES

Many people feel that chandeliers are too bright. So, it’s often a good idea to install them on dimmer switches.

But remember: light is produced differently in a chandelier, and they work on a far lower wattage.

For this reason, they don’t always work well with typical dimmer switches. You’ll most likely want to install them on dimmer switches.

3. SELECT PERFECT CHANDELIERS FOR THE PERFECT SPACES

Different classy chandeliers are adjusted and are designed for different spaces. That’s why now we’re going to suggest you some high quality easily adjustable chandeliers such as this one:

Adjustable Chandeliers Where to adjust them?

It is decorative style, such as mid-century, modern, vintage and industrial.

This ceiling light is great for the office, dining room, bedroom, living room, kitchen and foyer and other places for decoration required.

It is definitely the best choice for your home lighting and decoration.

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These pendant lights in high-quality perfectly fit industrial retro style yet modern home style, and add a touch of brilliance to your home.

They are perfect for a Dining room, Kitchen, Cafe, Basement, Bars, Restaurant, Library, Bedroom and Reading Room.

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These modern retractable chandeliers make an unique decor for home interior; For indoor use only, ideal fan for living room, bedroom, dining room, lounge etc.

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These chandeliers are not suitable for rooms but look amazing in Aisle, Restaurants, Bars, Coffee shops and Loft.

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These chandeliers could light up your room extremely and widely to create a superior and classy atmosphere in your living room, dining room, bedroom, foyer or any other dry place.

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These chandeliers are making your house shining and fashionable, so beautiful. 

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These chandeliers will give you a brilliant glow and a modern art accent to your house (especially dining room, living room, bedroom, corridor, hallway, entryway, pass way) and office reception areas, restaurants, hotels or shops.

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4. HOW TO DETERMINE THE LENGTH?

After selecting a perfect chandelier and space, it’s time for determining the overall length that you want for your space.

To find the length, what you need to do is you hang the balloon from the ceiling and from multiple angles check the visual impact.

5. WHAT SHOULD BE THE STANDARD HEIGHT TO ADJUST THE CHANDELIER?

The standard height is playing a vital role in adjusting the chandelier.

• Adjusting Chandeliers in Dining Room:

Traditionally, more formal dining rooms have lower hanging light fixtures. Most of the chandeliers are 3 feet (36 inches) above the table or 6 feet (72 inches) off the floor.

Few people consider this too low for casual entertaining. For a more modern look, hang the chandeliers 6 ½ feet to 7 feet (78 to 84 inches) from the floor.

• Adjusting Chandeliers in Room:

How to adjust chandeliers in the room? To answer this question, consider how the chandelier looks not just when you are seated at the table, but also how it looks when you enter the room or are seated elsewhere, such as in a chair away from the table.

Sometimes the style and size of chandeliers itself also affect the height from which you should hang it. If you have an elaborate chandelier that takes up a lot of visual space, you might want to hang it a couple of inches higher than the standard height.

• Adjusting Chandeliers in Kitchen:

As a general rule, you’ll want at least 30″ to 36″ clearance between your surface and the bottom of your fixtures. For hanging multiple chandeliers, we recommend spacing them about 24″ apart. 

DISCLAMIER- WHILE ADJUSTING CHANDELIERS!

  • Make sure you read fully and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for any of these steps and for any electrical connections that are to come. 
  • Safety is of top importance when working with electrical connections. Make sure the wall power switch is in the off position and that the power is turned off at the breaker box. Use a voltage meter to double-check.
  • If you are not comfortable working with electrical wiring, we strongly recommend using the services of a licensed, professional electrician. Lamps Plus offers installation service in select areas; contact your local store for details.

Let’s look at what you get with each hanging system!

HOW TO HANG A SPECIFIC KIND OF CHANDELIER- ADJUSTING CHANDELIERS

• Chain-Hung Designs:

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Chain-hung designs come with chain and electrical wire. And like the other systems, they include a canopy that covers the electrical connections at the ceiling.

  • Test-hang your chandelier and measure how much chain you’ll need.
  • Remove chain links with pliers to shorten to the right length.
  • Thread the wire through the chain to the canopy.
  • Allow for a foot or so of excess and use wire cutters to trim any unneeded length.
  • To install, you’ll thread through the wire through the chain to the canopy.
  • Cord-hung chandeliers or pendants hang from cord.
  • Again, do a test-hang to figure out how much you’ll need and use wire cutters to trim any unneeded length. 

• Down Rod Chandeliers:

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Down rod chandeliers hang from lengths of hollow tube rods that screw together. You get several lengths of down rod stems.

  • Note that the rods are not a cut table – the entire length of a down rod has to be used.

Electrical wire is threaded through the tube to the junction box connection. Again, trim any excess that’s not needed. 

Some chandeliers or pendants are low voltage designs that use a transformer or driver. The transformer or driver is concealed in the canopy.

  • Run your cord or electrical wire to them and make a connection there.
  • A pre-wired connection is on the transformer or driver that you then connect to the electrical box.
  • Installing a chandelier or pendant requires a ceiling junction box.
  • If you do not have a junction box, or if it is in the wrong position in your room, you’ll have to have a new one installed.
  • Standard junction electrical boxes have a max load of fifty pounds.
  • If your chandelier weighs more than that you’ll need a support safety brace.
  • To do the wiring, make sure the power is disconnected, and then remove your old fixture.
  • Unscrew the canopy, and un-do the wiring.
  • There will be three wires: a white, black, and a copper ground wire.
  • Lift the new fixture and screw the mounting bar to the electrical box.
  • Wrap the copper ground wire around the junction box grounding screw, tighten it, then connect the wire’s end to the chandelier’s ground wire.
  • Then, strip around a half inch of insulation from the white and black wires.
  • Use a twist-on connector to join the chandelier’s white wire to the junction box’s white wire.
  • Do the same with the black wire.
  • Carefully tuck the wires into the junction electrical box and secure the canopy.

Install any bulbs, then turn the power back on and enjoy!

FREQUENLTY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the correct height for a chandelier?

The correct height for a chandelier to be installed with a table in-between the floor and ceiling would be 3 feet above the table; whereas without a table it would be hung 6 feet above the floor.

Does my chandelier have to be centered over table?

A chandelier can be centered over a table but then minimum distance should be 3 feet, at least. You can drop a chandelier in the middle of the room also, but f it’s a dining room, better it should be installed over the table.

Can a chandelier be too big?

A chandelier can be too big, or it can be too small. The size of the chandelier depends upon the space you’re supposed to hang it in. Always follow the general thumb rule while hanging a chandelier in a space i.e. 6 feet above the floor, or 3 feet above the table.

FINAL WORDS

Hopefully, after reading this blog you are ready to adjust your stunning chandeliers to make your place more beautiful.  

Also, do let us know in the comment section down below about your quick story of adjusting chandelier. We would love to hear back from you!

Till then, be sound and stay safe!

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