Looking for some insight into what kinds of light fixtures are available? Here we’ll walk you through the most common types of light fixtures and what they’re often used for. The possibilities are endless and can be easily customized to fit your home’s unique vibe.
Recessed lighting is lighting built into the ceiling that either does not protrude or barely protrudes from the surface of the ceiling. It blends comfortably with most interior designs without drawing the eye up or occupying floor, table, or wall space. Recessed lighting offers a wide range of lighting effects by utilizing different beam angles and spreads.
Track lighting and monorail are systems of electrified track and attachable lighting elements. Track boasts a flexible approach to accent and display lighting since you have the ability to place lighting elements wherever you choose. Better yet, you can relocate, re-aim, or replace the fixtures on the track at any time.
Linear LED lighting has become the industry go-to for lighting hard-to-reach spaces. The low-profile strips can be installed directly into ceiling coves, cabinets, or built-in bookshelves for discreet accent or task lighting. But don’t just think small – they can also be installed in the ceiling or walls for eye-catching lines of light.
A chandelier is a hanging fixture that has several luminous elements. They are often used as a focal point in foyers and dining rooms, and help establish a room’s tone and style. Since they are often decorative, chandeliers are most effective when paired with other fixtures to ensure sufficient room lighting.
A pendant is a hanging fixture with a single, central luminous element. In general, pendants tend to be smaller and less formal than chandeliers, and multiple pendants are often hung side by side. As well as being decorative, many pendants can also provide task lighting. For that reason, they’re a favorite for over kitchen islands.
A sconce is a wall-mounted light fixture. They can be used in nearly any space, but are often found in hallways, living rooms, dining rooms, and bathrooms. In bathrooms, sconces can provide excellent task lighting when mount over or on either side of a mirror.
Ceiling lights can be very useful to provide ambient light in lower-ceilinged rooms, and come in flush and semi-flush varieties. Flush mount ceiling lights attach directly to the ceiling, or are “flush” against it. Semi-flush ceiling lights hang from the ceiling but still stay closer to it than a pendant or chandelier.
Floor and table lamps are standalone, portable light fixtures that provide localized task or ambient lighting. Some lamps have shades to diffuse light, others are designed to light a specific small area. Lamps are available in integrated LED and incandescent, and range from traditional to ultra-modern.
Outdoor lighting provides a welcoming first impression for visitors as well as practical illumination for security and outdoor activities. Nowadays, residential landscape lighting is typically small-scale, low-voltage, and LED. Decorative sconces, pendants, and post lights are typically line-voltage and come in a variety of styles and sizes.
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