Lighting Tips

Choosing a chandelier for the foyer?
Simply add the room dimensions together to achieve the proper diameter for the fixture. For example, if your foyer is 10' x 12', the chandelier should have a 22'' diameter. This simple equation will work for any room.
Use a dimmer switch
A dimmer switch can be used on a chandelier, pendants or even bath lights. Brighter lighting works well for parties, while dimmer light creates a quieter, more intimate feel (extends the life of incandescent bulbs, too).
Does your home feel like an operating room or a cave?
Figure the right ratio between room size and wattage by multiplying the room's square footage by 1.5. A 12' x 16' room would need 288 watts (12 x 16=192, then multiply 192 x 1.5 = 288).
Feel like an insect sometimes?
Humans are phototropic, which means we're drawn to light. Lighting that gives the look and feel of warm candlelight is especially effective at creating a comfortable, intimate environment.
Optimal bathroom lighting:
Choose a fixture that uses incandescent bulbs behind diffusers. Position scones on both sides of the mirror, at least 28" apart. A fixture at least 24" wide can be added above the mirror to fully surround your face with light.
Pendants create pools of light...perfect for task lighting.
To calculate the amount of light needed for a given space, multiply the dimension of the space, then multiply the resulting square footage by 2.5 to get the number of watts required. For example, an 8' x 4' kitchen counter has 32 square feet of space. So 32 x 2.5 = 80 watts. Two 40 watt pendants would do the job.
The proper height for wall scones:
Wall sconces should be 60 inches from the floor. To illuminate an entire hallway, they should be placed 8 to 10 feet apart.
Line voltage vs. low voltage
Line voltage is wired directly to your home's 120 volt electrical system. Low voltage requires a transformer to convert regular household current from 120 volt to 112 volt.
Stay cool...
Ceiling fans are designed to gently circulate the air in a room, creating a wind chill effect. In the summer, your fan will move the air around the room, creating a light breeze. This will make you feel 5 to 10 degrees cooler and save on energy costs.
Keller offers a wide variety of quality Regency ceiling fans and lights in traditional, transitional, and contemporary designs.