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Will 150w of light in this pendant be enough for a 5' x 5.5' powder room?

princess_qFebruary 25, 2013
We wanted to have a wow pendant in our powder room and chose this one. It has a white fabric shade and holds one 150 watt light bulb. Will this be enough to light the powder room? Thank you all for your help :)
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We will be doing this in a white fabric shade similar to the one shown.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 6:06PM
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Hi, pq, fun, Probably more light than you need…put it on a dimmer. You and babe o k ?
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 6:07PM
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Hey Judyg...you really think it will be too much light. I was afraid it might not be enough as the fabric shade will diffuse a lot of the light.

Me and the baby are doing ok, but our 16 month old has some down with a horrible viral rash that's making her so irritable and unwell :( How are you doing? I'm coming over "there" to post next lol.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 6:11PM
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Hi p_q
This is one of those recognizable designs that a certain cachet to a powder room. Go for it!
White shades give a lot more diffuse light (so not as bright as a bare bulb) but fill up the room more - judyg is right to suggest you put it on a dimmer.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 1:45AM
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I called the manufacturer and the gentleman I spoke to says it will not be enough light :( I really do think he is mistaken. The only reason I worry is that we will not have any pendants in the powder room. This pendant will be the only source of light.

Has anyone ever done this sort of idea in the powder room and how did it turn out?
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:47AM
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Powder rooms don't require bright light! I think the gentleman you spoke to was playing it safe. He didn't want to go out on a limb. In my powder room I have a wall sconce with two 'candle' type bulbs. It's plenty bright enough.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:51AM
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Kathy Thompson Baker
I apply makeup, I'd need full light usually from above the mirror
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 8:02AM
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Kathy...this would be a powder room though. Do you think light above the mirror is still necessary?
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:43AM
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