Ceiling Lights for the Home Buyer's Guide
With such a wide variety of styles to choose from, ceiling lighting can be a challenge. Selecting the right fixture involves considering the effects of layers of light and lighting design elements that can be a little more complicated than simply choosing a favorite look. Narrowing down the differences between ceiling lights ensures you’ll find the right fixture for your space.
How to Choose the Right Ceiling Light
To create a comfortable room, the lighting should spread around the area to reach the corners and most often used places. Because each part of a room will be used differently, there are no one-size-fits-all lighting fixtures. An effective lighting solution for a room may require multiple light sources to fully take advantage of the space.
One way this is achieved is by creating a lighting plan that relies on different layers of light.
- Ambient lighting is the background light offering an even spread of illumination throughout the space.
- The next layer is accent lighting, which calls attention to specific features within the room, such as artwork or backlit shelving.
- Utilize task lighting for finer, detail-oriented workspaces like office desks or kitchen countertops in need of brighter light.
Each layer provides a specific type of light to minimize or manipulate brightness and shadow, adding easier visibility and depth.
What Are Ceiling Lights?
There are ceiling-mounted light fixtures of every shape, finish, and size. While installed overhead, recessed lights, pendants, and chandeliers each stand out in style, and their unique heights and characteris