- Coordinate outdoor flush mounted ceiling lights with door hardware and house numbers as well as other metal accents on a porch.
- Use outdoor flush mount lighting in spaces like porches or bulkhead basement entrances that have low ceiling clearances.
- Most outdoor flush mount lights can also be used in interiors for damp or wet locations like bathrooms or showers.
Outdoor flush mount lighting often has a lot of design similarities to flush mount ceiling lights used inside the home. These low profile outdoor light fixtures are typically used where there is not enough height clearance for a larger outdoor hanging light or a sleek profile is desired. Outdoor flush mount lights can be used on porches as ceiling fixtures as well as on a portico that surrounds a door or used as a wall light. Flush mounting means no stem or chain, making these outdoor lights less dominate than other types of outdoor lights such as outdoor hanging lights
or outdoor chandeliers or ceiling fans.
The slim profile of outdoor flush mount lights does not limit the styles or finishes found on these versatile outdoor lights. Every style from traditional to contemporary can be found in outdoor flush mount lighting. Elegant traditional flourishes and ornaments give way to super sleek contemporary minimal designs. Finishes include bronze, brass, chrome, stainless steel and aluminum pair with opaque, translucent, frosted and seeded glasses.
Using an outdoor flush mount light can be a matter of style or function. Because of their streamlined profile, flush mount lights are typically used in locations where there is a lower ceiling height or there is a desire for unobstrusive overhead lighting outdoors. Outdoor flush mount lights can also be used in wet applications in the home in bathrooms or showers if they are approved for damp or wet locations.