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    Default Height of light fixtures

    Exterior light at front door is a pendant light which hangs 7 feet above the porch. Is this okay?

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    Default Re: Height of light fixtures

    It does meet the minimum headroom of 7 feet.

    How far does it hang down from the ceiling?

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    Default Re: Height of light fixtures

    Thanks Jerry for the response...

    I'd say it hangs about least 6 feet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    I'd say it hangs about least 6 feet.

    That's what I was wondering ... every time I found one like hanging like that I always pointed out that in strong winds that could blow into the wall, window, etc., so it needs to be tied off to the wall/columns/etc. to keep it from blowing around.

    You would be surprised how many builders never thought about that - until one blows around and breaks out a large high window (which was not required to be safety glass, so it fall is huge fragments). Then builders and clients pay attention, tie the light off, AND replace the glass with safety glass for safety.

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