wall sconce rough-in height?

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by mrang@neo.rr.com, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. mrang@neo.rr.com

    mrang@neo.rr.com New Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    is there a typical rough-in height for the junction box for a wall sconce. i realize there are many styles and we haven't selected our fixtures yet. thanx
  2. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

    Oct 20, 2005
    New Hampshire
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  4. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

    Jun 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    One factor that will be used to determine the height is the building code.
    The building code calls for no less than 6' 8" of head room.
    This will be imporant if the fixture is being installed in a hall or stairwell as the fixture can not encroach on the required width of these areas.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2008
  5. Chris75

    Chris75 Electrician

    Aug 12, 2007
    Litchfield, CT
    Bath sconces I always cut in after the fact, but hallway and etc I will go with 60-66" AFF... usually 66",
  6. Alectrician

    Alectrician DIY Senior Member

    Jun 15, 2007

    There are many styles. Select your fixtures.
  7. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    You often don't want to see the bulb (unless it is a decorative one), so that may influence the installed height.
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