Q & A on all things lighting
Q: What is a ceiling fan's blade pitch?
A: It is the angle the blade tilts from the middle out. Many fans have about a 10-15 degree blade pitch, any less and the fan will not circulate much air.
Q: What it the biggest bedroom lighting mistake owners make?
A: Lack of layered lighting.
Q: Can I really swap all my bulbs for LED's?
A: The number, quality and type of LED bulbs has grown exponentially. There are very few home applications you can't use LED's for.
Q: What is the difference between wattage and lumens?
A: Lumens is the measure of a bulbs brightness. In contrast a light bulb's wattage indicates how much energy it will use. When shopping for an LED you will want to pay attention to the number of lumens.
Q: Which way do I have my blades rotate in the summer/winter?
A: Summer - counter clockwise. Winter - clockwise.
Q: What does the "K" stand for on my LED light bulb?
A: "K" stands for Kelvins. It is the measurement of the color of a lightbulb. For example, a bulb may be 2400K. Kelvins indicates it's relative closeness in color to sunlight which is about 6500k.
Q: How low should my chandelier hang over my dining room table?
A: For a 8' ceiling 30-34" above the table. For each additional foot of ceiling height add 3" to the light install height.
Q: How high should I hang my bathroom sconces?
A: At eye level. Approximately 65-70" from the floor.
Q: I have a recessed light where I want to hang a pendant. Do I have to remove the recess light?
A: All you would need to use is a can converter. It adapts a recessed to any other type of light fixture.