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stevedam850 04-17-2012 06:26 PM

Need advice
We just moved into a home which has two separate light fixtures over a combo sink/island setup.
We bought a new light fixture to give us more light. The problem is that the two original fixtures are not centered with the island. The new light needs to be centered to work.

Question is: what do I do to fix the problem?

nealtw 04-17-2012 06:35 PM

What kind of light do you have now and what kind of light have you bought? Do you have attic space above or finnished rooms?
BTW welcome to the site.

stevedam850 04-17-2012 07:32 PM

This is what we have now (2) of them

This is what we bought.

Hope this helps

And thanks!!

nealtw 04-17-2012 08:42 PM

Your best bet would be to use a new one that hangs on a chain, then you just hook it up where one of the old light where and swag it to a hook where you need it. You can get a decrative cover for the other one.
If that dosn't work come on back.

speedy petey 04-17-2012 08:43 PM

You'd have to move one of the boxes and eliminate the other.
Either way, a lot of work.

I'd get two separate smaller pendants as opposed to that one big fixture.

CallMeVilla 04-18-2012 05:55 PM

First, let me congratulate you on your good taste in lighting fixtures. The old ones suck.
Second, if you know how to do the drywall work and minor electrical, you could relocate the ceiling box to the proper spot. If not, a slight swag might be your best and simplest bet. Depends on your skills and your time contraints.
Good luck.

WirePuller 04-19-2012 07:14 PM

All good advice above, if you know how to drywall and extend some wire you should have no problem centering that fixture and mounting. If you're not dead set on that and can still return the other one this is a pretty neat idea here:

Step-by-step here:

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