Ceiling lights encompass a wide variety of styles, designs, and light source options. There are fluorescent lights, incandescent lights, energy-efficient light bulbs, and LED lights.LED lighting will cut down operating costs, and LED lights are designed to last for up to ten years, depending on usage and the particular manufacturer. The style and lighting design of the ceiling light depends on several factors. The size of the room is a factor because central lighting should be bright enough to light the whole room. Lamps can be used for shadows in corners, but an overhead light needs to fit the room to be functional. The preferences and style of the homeowner plays a big part in which light goes into which room. Budgetary constraints may be a factor, but there are many styles that fit any budget.
Chandeliers: Modern designs of chandeliers have made this style accessible to most people, and varied enough to fit any size room and any decor. The grand style and size that is associated with chandeliers still exists, but that elegance and sophistication can also be found in smaller sizes and sleek designs. Mini chandeliers, for example, can be placed in children’s bedrooms, stairway landings, and small home offices. Drum shaded chandeliers can add warmth to a kitchen table or a kitchen island.
Suspension lighting is considered a form of chandelier. Drop lights suspended from steel bars, or arms containing several lights spiral off into different directions. Collections of chandeliers, with names like Zen and Uptown, feature two and three tiers of lights, a central light decorated with walls of glass or beads, and metal enclosed fixtures. There are even chandeliers designed for outdoors, billiards tables, and garages. The style now includes new and fun deviations that suit all personalities, decors, and budgets.
Flush Mount Lighting Versus Semi-flush Ceiling Lights: Flush mount lights are connected to wiring right at the ceiling. They usually include a dome around the bulbs, but can also have a shade that meets the ceiling. These lights work best in rooms with low ceilings, older wiring setups, smaller rooms like closets or half bathrooms. They are easy to install and require no special wiring or extensions. Traditionally they were dull and plain fixtures and common in most homes. Lately, they have gotten a bit of a makeover with modern ceiling light fixtures and creative designs. Flush mounts do not have to be domes or square frosted casings. They can be colorful, have spirals or swirls coming off the fixture, or hang down a bit with the addition of arms, or beads.
Semi-flush mounts come down from the ceiling a bit. They require an extension of the central wiring and cables to enclose the electrical components, but offer more versatility the flush mounts. Designs tend to be more decorative than contemporary flush mounts, because there is more space available with which to work. These are normally found in larger rooms with higher ceilings. Ceiling fans with lights are an example of semi-flushed lighting. Ceilings Lights also include pendant styles and track lighting. Recessed lighting are fixtures and bulbs that are placed directly into the ceiling. They provide a softer light because they are framed on all sides by the actual ceiling itself.