An excerpt from Brass Light Gallery’s September Newsletter…
Q: I am renovating my Powder Room and my electrician asked me where to mount the electric boxes. I want the look of your Sunflower Candle Sconce placed on either side of the mirror. Any guidelines?
A: I do recommend flanking a mirror with sconces rather than one atop. Practically speaking they provide an even light without shadows.
Advise the electrician to place the center of the box 60 inches above the finished floor (AFF) to place the light source around face-height. Often I encounter boxes arbitrarily placed 66 – 72 inches off the floor rather than the ideal 60 inch height for a candle sconce.
For horizontal placement consider the relationship to the mirror. Aesthetically, you want some visual breathing room. I recommend locating the widest part of the sconce 2 – 4 inches from the edge of the mirror.