Ceiling Lighting is a fundamental element to any home and provides a room with either an ambient glow or an intense spotlight. Despite its relatively boring name, ceiling lighting is in fact an important element in the dynamic of a space, as without it the supporting lights such as the wall lights or lamps would not work as well due to inadequate light beams. Ceiling lights are usually the main source of light in a room and can often offer varying degrees of light intensity themselves. With most modern lights using LED bulbs in this day and age, ceiling lighting is often a strong and powerful light source that is perfect for both large and small rooms.
One of the newer types of light available on the market these days is the recessed light fitting. This is a very modern style of light source as it is recessed into the ceiling, hence the name, and provides a strong beam of light from each fitting. They come in a wide variety of sizes, from small through to very large, each having their own benefits and styles. The small lights are often used by the dozen in order to create a star-like sky scene, which is very popular in bathrooms and bedrooms. The larger recessed lights usually work better in kitchens where adequate lighting Is needed to see when preparing food and entertaining guests. They come in a few different shapes such as round, square or rectangular to fit into a range of different spaces and also come in variety of different finishes such as polished aluminium, stainless steel, chrome or black or white powdered coated aluminium. Recessed lighting looks wonderful in modern and contemporary styled homes as it allows the geometrics and minimalist style to shine through.Read more
Pendant lights are another very common form of ceiling light, as they are used in modern, traditional, and even neo-classical and rustic style houses. The possibilities are endless when it comes to pendant lighting as there are literally thousands upon thousands of different shapes, sizes and styles to choose from. In modern homes, the large aluminium studio shades are often first pick of pendant lights, as they are stylish and contemporary with industrial overtones. In traditional or classically styled homes, more subtle glass domes may be chosen, or even more abstract light fittings that twinkle in the dark.
Chandeliers are one of those very traditional and bold light fittings that shouldn’t be ignored. With such elegance and opulence, these types of light fittings work magnificently well in traditional and avant garde styled homes.
If you are after a ceiling light for your home, make sure you remember these simple rules. Small rooms don’t work as well with large light fittings, as they can sometimes drown out the delicacy of a small space, so stick to smaller pendants or chandeliers. If you have a large room, you can afford to go big in terms of your lighting, but make sure your light fitting is adequate to fill the whole room as it may end up looking dull and cold.
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