Ceiling light fixtures are probably the most common lighting fixtures that are seen in your house. These lights can be used in almost every room and can also be used for aesthetic purposes like accentuating a particular piece of furniture or artwork. It could also be used as an overhead light that makes finishing everyday tasks easier.
Choosing the proper kind of ceiling light for your house can indicate a different design theme or blend in with the rest of your existing décor. Almost every lighting manufacturer you come across today has focused on this type of lighting. There is no shortage of choices regarding the designs you can choose from. Your first step towards choosing the right lighting for your house is deciding whether you want these lighting fixtures to be ambient or task lighting.
The simplest and the most common form of ceiling lighting is known as the basic dome light. This is also known as a flush-mount ceiling light. These lights are extremely effective in providing a good amount of basic lighting for small rooms. However, these do not provide much task lighting and usually fulfill basic lighting needs. Several sizes are available; the most common sizes range from one bulb to three bulbs.
Another popular type of ceiling lighting is the ‘recessed can light.’ This lighting is extremely versatile and can be adapted to fit different needs, whether task or accent lighting. These lights are universal because they have additional baffles and lenses, allowing for variation in the light style. The most common type of recessed can light a standard baffle trim. The baffle creates ambient lighting in the room it is set up in. This ceiling light can be modified to become task lighting by adding a spot on the cans known as an eyeball. This will allow you to focus light on a particular area to create a workspace or highlight a piece of artwork or furniture.
The third form of ceiling lighting is the chandelier. Chandeliers add overall lighting to the room, not specifically task lighting. They are especially great if you want to light up a large room. Chandeliers are often considered decorative, set a certain design, and create a focal point in the room. They are most commonly used in entry halls, living rooms, and dining rooms. More recent designers have even started incorporating them into larger bathrooms with more closet space and adding style and class!
Homeowners are spoilt for choice when choosing light fixtures for different rooms, but ceiling lighting is.