I plan to install sconce lighting on each side of my garage door. I've
read the mounting height should be about 72" then elsewhere between 8
and 9 feet. I'm sure I can eye it and draw my own conclusion but I
thought I'd ask. Any input to the actual height or a formula for floor
to ceiling ratio? When confirming such height, is that the bottom of the
lighting, the top, the junction box, etc? I've yet to see confirmation
on any of that.
On Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 11:08:55 AM UTC-4, SBH wrote:
I'd say unless it's an unusually high door or something else unusual,
then what looks good aesthetically works for me. Erring on the side of
higher is probably better, as the light will go a bit further.
Have a helper hold the fixture where you think it may be best. Step
back 20 to 40 feet and have them move it up and down. Have them stop
where it looks best to you.
Once you have what looks good, be sure nothing is going to interfere or
I would suggest probing with a long small bit (like a 1/4"x12") just
to see what you have in there and if you figure out you are in a
hollow cell, use a diamond wheel on a grinder to cut the box in and a
bigger masonry bit to get the cable in from the other side. You may
even want to fish it down from the top on the inside (as high as you
get before hitting a cell poured solid)
Get the wire in before you actually set the box.
If you do run into a solid wall where you want it, a pancake box will
usually work with most lights.
If this is a masonry garage, bear in mind that the lentil will extend
across at least 8" from the opening and in Florida style construction
there will be a solid tie beam all the way around the perimeter and
the door jam will be poured solid (8"). Punching the hole for the wire
and box may dictate where the box goes.
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