What are the benefits of the different types of ceiling lights?
Ceiling fixtures are mounted to the ceiling and come in a variety of different types and sizes. The most common types are flush, track, recessed, pendant, and chandelier.
Flush Ceiling Lights
Flush ceiling lights are mounted without any gaps between the fixture and the ceiling itself. This makes flush lighting great for smaller spaces, like closets and bathrooms, because the compact design takes up less space. It's also safer because taller people won't bang their head against a low-hanging light. Flush fixtures can also help reduce the amount of insects that can get into the fixture because there is little or no space for them to slither, crawl, or fly toward the light they're attracted to. Overall, flush ceiling lights help you maintain a clean look for the various areas of your home where you use them.
A pendant ceiling light is a good option for lighting particular points in a room. They would work over a kitchen island or a writing desk. With pendant lights, the color, finish, and shape of the fixture is even more important than with some other light types. Because pendant lights hang down from the ceiling, they are going to enter the field of vision of anyone who enters your home. Hanging pendant lights in smaller rooms or in spaces where unobstructed views are important—such as a living room with a large television—can be problematic and is best avoided. Be sure to measure to determine how low pendant lights are going to hang in a room before installation.
Recessed Ceiling Lighting
Recessed lighting is installed above your ceiling, allowing the light to shine down with minimal or no fixture components sticking out of your ceiling. This is another variation on flush lighting. Like with flush lighting, it can help keep lines of sight open in the room and create a well-lit small space without taking up extra room.
Track lighting is often used in homes and work spaces that need more flexible, directional lighting. This might include homes where the owners enjoy displaying sculptures or cooking and want to be able to point the light to where they need it. Track lighting starts with the mounting of the track itself in one or more segments of the home. For instance, if someone has a hallway where they want to show off the decorative plates hanging on their walls, they would put a track along the length of this hallway. The second step is to install the lights themselves. Then the lights can be moved along the track and rotated to get the perfect spotlight for each item.
A chandelier is a type of ceiling light fixture that has most often been seen as statement lighting. Their role for many homes and businesses is more decorative than functional. Chandelier provide a small (or large, if you prefer) bouquet of lights. This fixture hangs down from the ceiling in the center of a room to help light the entire space. Chandeliers come in a variety of shapes, finishes, sizes, branch numbers, colors, and materials (from glass to diamonds). Chandeliers tend to add an air of traditional sophistication to office spaces and can be a great way to offer a powerful first impression to new clients.
Regardless of what kind of ceiling light fixture you're looking for, HomElectrical has what you need to keep your space bright and stylish!