Getting your house ready before a house warming party is quite exhausting. There are a million things you need to do — shift the furniture into place, get the entire house cleaned, hang the curtains, place the knick-knacks on the shelves, remove every packing box from sight and shift it into the attic or basement, and the list goes on.
Once you are done decorating the house, the last thing that remains is the lighting. Let us ask you a question: what kind of house lighting do you prefer? Something simple that just goes on or into the wall or something fancy like a chandelier?
Deciding on a lighting fixture can be very confusing because there are so many options to choose from. Want to know about some of the popular ones? Then keep reading…
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Lights that are mounted on the ceiling are usually for big rooms. The fixtures used under this category spread more light and work great in rooms with low ceilings. If you are looking for light fixtures that give off an ambient light, then go for the following:
You have probably seen plenty of utility lights in shopping centers and malls. They are slowly becoming obsolete and are now mostly found in public Laundromats. Utility lights are either flushed to the ceiling or are installed in individual casings with LED bulbs. This lighting option is extremely energy-efficient.
Flush lights have a fixture with a flat base that is attached to the ceiling. The fixtures are available in various sizes from 12″ to 24″.
If you want lighting for a small room like a bathroom, then flush lights are the best option. This light fixture is a safe option because there’s no fear of it falling down.
If your ceiling is 8 feet high, then this fixture will spread light all around evenly. The bigger the room, the bigger the fixture and bright the bulb should be.
As the name says, semi-flush lights hang around 4″ to 8″ below from the ceiling. If the ceiling is 10 feet high, the lights will easily cover the distance.
One of the biggest advantages of a semi-flush light fixture is that you can easily and quickly change the bulb. The difference between a flush light and semi-flush light is that the former will direct the light straight down, whereas the latter will direct the light down as well as up the ceiling. This will make the ceiling seem higher and the room larger.
Recessed lights are often known as can lights. The fixture of this lighting is mounted inside the ceiling. This lighting option is best for rooms that have a low ceiling.
A glass panel covers the bulb, which diffuses the light. In order to install lighting fixture, the ceiling should have good insulation or humidity will build up inside.
The only drawback of this lighting is that you cannot install two or three of these fixtures and be done with it. The spread of light is quite small and therefore, even a small room requires at least 5 to 6 fixtures. While the lights do make the room look beautiful, the installation process is quite complicated.
LED Indirect Lighting
Add a little magic to normal ceiling lights and you have got yourself LED indirect lighting. This lighting consists of a small or large fixture, which is mounted on the ceiling and then LED light strips are installed around it.
The lighting makes the room appear larger. You can install this lighting on your own. However, LED bulbs are expensive. If you purchase the strips by foot, then you can light up your house under $400.
Now lets see some options of lights that are hanging from the ceiling.
If you are looking for a fancy lighting option for the dining room or the drawing room, then a chandelier fits the image perfectly.
It adds pizzazz to the room. Chandeliers come in various styles and designs from classic to royal, chic, elaborate and more. Suffice to say that you will definitely find the one that matches your room’s décor.
Pendant lights are mostly used where you need additional lighting because they shine light on a particular area where they are installed. They hang low from the ceiling and go well with flush lights.
Inverted Pendant Light
For subdued lighting in the kitchen, the inverted pendant light fixture works wonders. If you have a small kitchen, this lighting will make the space look bigger since the fixture also directs the light upwards.
Island lighting fixtures have been specifically created for kitchen islands. They hang quite low from the ceiling and are the center of attention.
And this brings us to the end of different types of ceiling lights. Every lighting option that we have covered belongs to specific rooms with a low or high ceiling height. So, choose wisely.
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