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A Guide to Light Fixtures-6 Types of Ceiling Lights

There are mainly 3 types of light fixtures

TYPE OF LIGHT FIXTURES

  • Ceiling Lights
  • Wall Sconces
  • Lamps and Shades

In this article, you will find guides to types of ceiling lights.

Types of Ceiling Lights

Ceiling light fixtures are attached directly to ceiling either surface mounted or by hanging. A dimmer can be added to adjust lighting as needed. The mood and atmosphere of the room can be altered by using dimmer and Shades create softer lighting.

Types of Ceiling Lights vary according to

  • Mount Type
  • Fixture Material
  • Fixture Finish
  • Style

According to Mount Type

1.Flush Mount Lights

Flush mount lights
  • These fixtures lay flat or attached directly close to ceiling.
  • Mostly suitable for low height rooms
  • Available in a variety of shapes like square, round, drum, bell, assorted etc.,
  • Available in a variety of finishes like brass, nickel, chrome, white, etc.
  • Blend with surface and surroundings and spread illumination over a large area

2.Semi Flush Lights

Semi flush lights
  • These fixtures are attached to the ceiling light creating a gap of 4″ to 8″ between ceiling and light
  • Available in a variety of shapes like square, round, drum, bell, assorted etc.,
  • Available in a variety of finishes like brass, nickel, chrome, white, etc.

3.Chandelier

chandelier
  • The chandelier is a type of hanging light from the ceiling with delicately carved branches and holding multiple bulbs.
  • Chandeliers provide aesthetic appeal and are very decorative.
  • Crystal and glass chandeliers enhance the lighting illumination and create beautiful patterns
  • They add value to the house and are the most elegant light fixtures.
  • There are plenty of variants depending on style, sizes, illumination, etc., are available in the market today.
  • The bottom of the chandelier is usually hung 30-32″ above the top of the table.

4.Pendant Lights

pendant lights
  • Pendant lights hang from the ceiling with a single source of light by a cord/chain/metal rod.
  • They are often used in multiples hung over a kitchen countertop in a straight line.
  • They appear elegant and mostly used over kitchen counters, common areas and create beautiful lighting display.
  • There are plenty of variants depending on style, sizes, illumination, etc., are available in the market today.
  • Pendant lights are commonly spaced between 30″ to 36″ apart measured from the centre of the fixture.
  • These lights are usually hung between 28″ to 36″ above a countertop or dining table surface.

5.Track Lights

track lights
  • Track lighting is where lighting fixtures are arranged on a track which brings power to them.
  • Perform best as an accent light or task lights to highlight a display on the wall such as painting etc.,
  • Usually mounted to a ceiling but it can be mounted to a wall, a beam or a dropped ceiling.
  • Track lighting fixtures are available and a variety of shapes, sizes, styles.
  • Tracks can be fixed or flexible.
  • Track length can vary, usually between 2′-8′.

6.Recessed Lights

recessed lights
  • Type of lighting fixture installed into the ceiling and sit flush with the ceiling.
  • The source of light is not visible creating a clean and sleek ceiling surface.
  • They are available in various trims, sizes, lighting colour and temperature.

According to Fixture Material

GLASS -clear glass, colored glass, etched glass, frosted glass, polished glass

Different types of glass design capture the light and diffuse light very well. They create beautiful patterns on the walls

METAL-steel

Offers neutral styling creating a simple and elegant look

CRYSTAL

Beautiful glass crystals create a shimmery glow to any room and offers a luxury feel

FABRIC

It offers an aesthetic appeal and a relaxing mood. Mostly preferred for bedrooms

ACRYLIC

Mostly suitable for modern and contemporary d├ęcor

According to Fixture Finish

Chrome, bronze, nickel, graphite

Graphite finishes resemble black stainless steel and create a unique modern feel

Bronze finishes create antique vibe

According to Style

  • Contemporary
  • Modern
  • European Vintage Style
  • Art Deco
  • Antique
  • Industrial
  • Rustic,etc.and many more

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