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Buying Ceiling Lighting Fixtures

Buying Ceiling Lighting Fixtures
Here is a guide to buying ceiling lighting fixtures, which can be useful for different purposes according to the types. This piece tells you about the various points to keep in mind, while purchasing these lights.
Madhavi Ghare
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2018
Home improvements are something that takes a lot of time to think, plan, and conduct. One of the things to consider during this process is ceiling lights. Good lights can enhance your room and its décor. They are also useful for providing light to your room. Therefore, it makes sense to pay attention to which fixtures you are planning to buy for your home.
3 types of functions, which ceiling lights perform:
Task Lighting provides light to an area where a task such as reading is taking place.
Accent Lighting is for decorative purposes and is used to enhance a piece of artwork or architectural features in a room.
Ambient Lighting is used to provide soft light, which will complement activities such as watching TV.
Positioning
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Before you consider buying any type of light, do consider the function, which is to be performed and also the size of the room, where you are going to fix the light. Decide where you want to place it. Do you want it at the center of the room, or do you want it towards a side?
Room Dimensions
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Also consider the height of the room before deciding on the fixture. You don't want your head or the head of your friends and family to bump into the chandelier, do you?
Also consider that you may have to change the bulbs in the lights once in a while. So, if you are going to have lights close to the ceiling and you have a high ceiling, then your task will be that much difficult.
Changeable Settings
You may also look at using a 'dimmer switch' on these lights - this way you will be able to manipulate the intensity of the light to create different kinds of ambient effects in your room. Now, let us look at the different kinds of ceiling light fixtures that you can consider for your room.
Suspended Lights
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These are the lights, which hang from the ceiling such as chandeliers, pendant lights, and island lights. They provide an element of decoration to your room.
A ceiling fan light fixture can combine the features of both a light and a fan to provide a different kind of look for your room. Look for different colors and styles, which will complement your room size and décor.
Mounted Light
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These are lights,which are set close to the wall. These can be flush-mounted (which are directly attached to the ceiling wall) or semi-flush-mounted (which hang a little bit lower).
Semi-flush mounted lights are preferable when you are looking at the ease of bulb replacement. Flush mounted fixtures are designed to be unnoticed. Most of these mounted lights provide fluorescent light and can provide sufficient light for a big room. Decide what will look good with the room décor and choose accordingly.
Track Lighting
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These are designed to shine on a particular spot. However, they are quite useful, because they are designed to shine in different directions, as they can be moved about on their pivoting arms. Some can also slide along a metal track that holds them. However, these are quite utilitarian and, therefore, don't offer many options in colors and sizes.
These lights are available in a variety of styles, which will complement and suit your house/room décor. Do shop around, and look for something, which will suit you. Also, they are not very expensive. So shopping around for a ceiling light fashion, which will be just right for your house, may be an idea well suited for a budget home improvement as well!