A ceiling light is just one of many different types of lighting fixtures. Ceiling lights come in a wide variety of shapes, forms and sizes. Furthermore, different kinds of ceiling lights are used for various applications, including ambient, task or accent lighting. These kinds of fixtures are made to be used for indoor or outdoor
purposes, however, one thing that ceiling lights have in common is that all function to provide you with light in most any space, from bedrooms to bathrooms and kitchens and dining rooms.
With the production of the incandescent
light bulb, the manufacturing of fixtures soon followed. Ceiling lights are a fixed-type fixture, which are either flush mount or semi-flush mount. A flush mount ceiling lights is installed flush with the surface of the ceiling, and a semi-flush mount ceiling light suspends from the ceiling with a chain or pipe. One type of fixed ceiling light is a recessed light, which is also known as a down light when it’s mounted on the ceiling. An example of a recessed light fixture is cove lighting, which is installed into the ceiling in a box against a wall. Other examples of ceiling lights include chandeliers
, pendant lights
, spot lights
, inverted pendant lights
, and hanging lights
The image on the left is a perfect example of the use of a flush mount ceiling light. Notice how the two Tech Lighting Boxie Large Contemporary Flush Mount Ceiling Lights
are installed flush with the surface of the bathroom’s ceiling. This light fixture, which features a crisp and clean square pressed glass shade and a die-cast base, is suitable for wet locations as seen evident in the photograph. The incandescent version of this fixture may even be dimmed to provide you with the ambiance that suitable to your needs. Moreover, this ceiling light provides ambient lighting in the bathroom for general indoor illumination for daily activities. Note how both of the lights are combined with the three task lights over the counter and with the wall sconce
to provide just the right amount of light in the bathroom.