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KatMiniMaker

05:58PM | 07/07/03
Member Since: 07/06/03
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What are the recommended measurements for wall sconces above a fireplace? I read in the archives that 66" or eye-level is good but I need to know the recommended placement from the ends of the mantle. I will be hanging a print between them with a accent art light above that. None of the wiring has been run yet so having an idea before that would be great.

Thanks,
Kathy

micahelellis

02:30PM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 01/07/04
20 lifetime posts
Depends on how large your room/window/mantle combination is. I have this old family secret (my grandfather was an electrician) that I will share with you, but don't tell anyone else on the board....

If you stand to the left of the mantle, holding the fixture in your right hand, move it around the wall until you find a place that looks good. There is no formula.

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