Vanity Light

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by dmtm21, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. dmtm21

    dmtm21 New Member

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    Is there a standard height to hang the junction box for the bathroom
    vanity light?
     
  2. kd

    kd New Member

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    I like to install them at 7 ft o.c. off the floor when there is an 8 ft ceiling. Allows plenty of room for a mirror.
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    I prefer to have two lights, one on either side of the mirror - this provides a more asthetically pleasing light with fewer shadows. The size of the mirror can make a big difference, especially if it is part of a cabinet that needs to open. You don't want to limit the style of lamp used too much, but having it too high or low can be a long-term frustration or compromise. During a remodel, it's safer to choose both the mirror and lamps prior to placing the rough-in wiring but you may not have the chance - then, it is a compromise.
     
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