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Your home interiors need the right type of lighting condition to complement the aesthetic vibe that the rest of the items like furniture or paints have. In the absence of proper lighting, they may not get the head-turning attention that you have designed the floor for. The right type of lighting is a very subjective choice, and it can depend on various factors. For example, it may depend on the size of your home - whether it is spacious and large or cozy and compact. Some may need a recess in the ceiling, a false ceiling and some may not need a false ceiling. It is normal to feel confused after listening to so many choices and types and variations from the market. Don’t worry, we are here for you! If you want to understand what kind of ceiling lights you should go for, go through this article thoroughly.
Ceiling lights can be of many types, forms and shapes, and sizes. You need to realize what fits well in your space and sits well with your stuff. Choice of decorative ceiling lights would also depend on the room and the kind of mood you’d want to set. For example, a kitchen island could benefit from a set of low-hanging pendant lights, while a bedroom would rather make use of recessed ceiling lights to convey that restful mood.
Chandeliers are stylish hanging lights with delicately carved and intricately designed arms (or branches, if you’d like) that come with multiple light bulbs. If you have a high ceiling, the chandelier should become the focal point of your room. Chandeliers lend elegance and sophistication to the room.
There are a huge variety of chandeliers that can be availed from markets across the globe. Chandeliers can come in ornate or traditional types, or they could also be contemporary and chic. The choice of the chandelier and its size, depends entirely on the size of your room and the kind of mood you want to set up. Beware of the number of bulbs in the chandelier, as this has a direct effect on your electricity bill. Chandeliers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from. These are ideal for high ceilings, like the ones with 10 feet clearance or higher.
As the name suggests, these are the ones that are mounted in the ceiling and they sit flush with the rest of the ceiling. These are the types of lights that are ideal for ceilings that are lower in height. Flush mount ceiling lights hang close to the ceiling and attract minimal attention. They also light up a huge area. These are the ideal choice for homeowners where having a curious kid or a pet would render having hanging lights, not an option. Flush mount ceiling lights can be used in any room and can be customized to fit any shape or size.
Also, ceiling-mounted lights can be fitted with any kind of inline
source - incandescent bulbs, CFLs, LEDs, halogen lights - you name it. LED Ceiling lights for living rooms are one of the best choices these days. The designs for these, you can also go nuts on. They are available in copper, glass, and even plastic depending on the choice of bulb. This is one of the most versatile ways to light up your rooms, and fixtures like closets.
Much like the Chandelier lights, a pendant light also hangs low in your room, like a pendant. It then becomes the single source of light and it also doesn’t require a false ceiling. These dainty types of pendant lights can light up the darkest of corners. You can choose from a variety of styles and sizes to ensure that these can be a focused source of light. You can also customize the brightness or dimness of pendant lamps to your liking. The design can include one single pennant, or you can go for a cluster of pendant lamps, depending on the size of the area you’d want to illuminate.
These lights are highly customizable and the casings for pendant lights can also be customized to one’s content. Pendant lights can also be fitted with any kind of inline source - incandescent bulbs, CFLs, LEDs, or even halogen lights. These are sometimes also known as Accent lighting fixtures.
These are one of the most obvious combinations you can think of - a chandelier combined with a flush-mount fixture. These lights are what you’d call the opposite of low-hanging fruit - for kids and pets. These lights do not require a false ceiling and they hang till around 4 to 8 inches from the ceiling. When you don’t have the required room height for a chandelier or pendant lights, and yet want something custom and unique to stand out, then semi-flush-mounted fixtures are the way to go. These are lights that suit rooms with moderately high ceilings without any false ceilings. They can be used best in the foyer or the common areas for an added touch of elegance.
Similar to flush-mount lights, these fixtures can also be used with any bulbs, and are pretty economical based on the design you choose. These are what people generally call ambient lighting. One of the best areas to fit these would be the kitchen island or the dining room.
These are, as the name suggests, the opposite of Pendant lights, as they point to the ceiling and are used for general illumination instead of focused illumination. They are sometimes also called up-lights. These are lights that hang down from a designed fixture, that makes them directed upwards instead of downwards. These work best in entryways, exit ways, living rooms, or even kitchen islands. These lights too, do not require a false ceiling. They can help soften the ambient light, as they are not harsh or direct lights.
You may have seen a portion of the wall illuminated beneath a painting in a museum where the details are present. This is the magic of track lights. These are what you’d call accent lighting. It is a popular choice when you want to illuminate a painting or curios at your home. They are used to highlight exhibits and add a sense of curiosity to a specific section of your room. They work best in the living room or hallways, although using them in a bedroom is also not unheard of. If you want to highlight a specific section of your room, then track lights are the way to go.
Track lights can be available in various types, sizes, and shapes.
They can be rail lights, spotlights, or even directional lights. These need to be mounted parallel to the wall, and can be above or below the area you’d want to illuminate. Track lights can be used with any ceiling size.
Recessed lights are commonly used as ambient lighting. Recessed lights are ceiling mounted lights that are usually installed in a hollow in the ceiling - hence the name. They ensure that the source of light is either not visible or very visible - depending on whether you chose to focus the light or make it general illumination. This is a softer lighting option for your general areas like the living room, bedroom, etc. False ceiling lights can be used to create a variety of moods.
These can be available in various types as well and are one of the most popular lighting types in the market. Whether you go with
cove lights ceiling, balit panels or LED ceiling lights is entirely your choice. The power consumption is also something you’d want to be wary of here, due to the quantity of lights that can be in use.
So there you go, these are some of the best options to light up your home design. At Asian Paints Beautiful Homes, we understand how significant it is to build each corner of your home. You simply need to let us know about the sort of ceiling-mounted light design you are looking for, and we will assist you in transforming your vision into reality by fine-tuning your ideas. Whether you want to create more aesthetic appeal or align your ceiling with existing structures, the ceiling light design will be able to meet your needs well.
Our approaches for modern ceiling light fixture design come in a wide range. The designs are splendid yet functional enough to create an elegant environment and make your experience memorable.
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