Where should a ceiling light be placed in a room?

Can you put a ceiling light anywhere?

Installing a hanging light fixture on the ceiling can provide light to a much larger area inside the room. You can install the light fixture yourself, but you’ll need to hire an electrician to wire it into your home’s electrical box.

Do ceiling lights need a junction box?

If you’re wondering how you install a light fixture without an electrical box, the short answer is that you don’t. … You can’t install a light fixture without a junction box, but the fact that there’s no box at the spot where you want to install the light doesn’t mean you can’t install the light.

How close to the ceiling can you hang a chandelier?

A handy rule of thumb is that a chandelier should be 12 inches narrower than a table and have at least 48 inches of space from each of the room walls or edges. Hang a chandelier approximately 30 to 34 inches over a table with an 8 foot ceiling height.

Do I have to use a junction box?

You’ll need a junction box if you can’t make the connections inside an existing electrical box. You should install the box with the opening facing out from the wall so all the wires inside are accessible. Like any electrical box, it should be installed so that the edge of the opening is flush with the wall.

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Are junction boxes legal?

Registered. Yes any concealed box is a code violation. All splices must be accessable. Now practically speaking if the splice is made properly with wire nuts and the cables properly clamped in the box, you can cover it without concern.

How do you add more lighting to a room?

Include at least three sources of light in each room: General lighting (overhead or pendant), Specific lighting (task or table), and Ambient lighting (sconces, candles, or decorative). Maximize natural light by keeping your windows clean—it’s cheap, simple, and really does make a difference.