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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Chandeliers 
Answer/Pointer: Q. How low to the table should a chandelier hang? A. People often hang chandeliers too low--a definite conversation blocker. When they're placed too high, on the other hand, lighting fixtures appear awkwardly unrelated to the furniture groupings below them. As a general rule for an 8-foot ceiling, allow 25 to 30 inches between the table surface and the bottom of the light fixture. For each additonal foot of ceiling height, raise your fixture 3 inches. [Better Homes and Gardens, 1995?} 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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