By Vallois Leray. Ceiling Lights. Published at Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 21:06:22 PM.
Outdoor Ceiling Lights - Many Varieties to Choose From : As a proud homeowner, you would certainly like to decorate your home with lights. With lights, you can turn your home into a warm and welcoming abode and provide a high level of safety and security after sunset. Besides providing deterrence against intruders, you can also give your home a premium and upscale look. For lighting our outdoors adequately, there can be no better alternative that outdoor ceiling lights. These lights are very attractive, and because they are displayed outside homes, they are designed using a variety of attractive materials like high quality brass and other eye-catching finishes. The trend of using outdoor ceiling lights is catching on rapidly as they are deemed very fashionable and stylish. They indeed look chic and modish on your exterior ceilings. Since ceiling lights are kept switched on throughout the nights, it is very important for people sensitive about their energy bills that these lights consume electricity as less as possible. Thus, in this case, they should install lesser wattage light bulbs to ensure less consumption. This however needs to be a trade off between light output and the gracefulness that an outdoor ceiling light can provide to your exteriors.
Ceiling Lights: Determining The Right Size And Height : Choosing the lighting type and style for your decor is hard enough, but making sure the size of your lighting fixture is right for your room is an important factor in bringing it all together. Although there are some rules to determining size, they are not hard fast, stringent rules, as other factors apply to choosing the right size and height to hang your ceiling fixture. One popular rule that designers and decorators use for hanging fixtures over tables is start by measuring the diameter or width of the table. Then select a fixture that measures half of the total diameter or width of the table top. For example, if you have a table that measures 64 in diameter, you will look for a fixture that is 32 in diameter. The first thing to consider when selecting a ceiling fixture, however, is the visual heaviness or weight of your selected light fixture. For example, a crystal chandelier is visually heavy and therefore will lend itself to a smaller diameter or width, while a ceiling light with thin wrought iron branches can more easily fill a larger diameter with its lighter feel. The size of a fixture that will be hung over a table depends on the table and not the room size. This is the case when it comes to the hanging height over a table as well. Lights hung over tables should be centered in the middle of the table (unless two fixtures are hung over an extremely long table) and the bottom of the fixture should hang at least 30 above the table. When you are hanging a ceiling light and there is no table to help you determine the correct size, you must consider the size of the room as well as the ceiling height. The guideline to follow for hanging height is to allow 2 1/2 to 3 per foot of ceiling height. So, if you have a 12 foot ceiling, (12 ft x 2.5) your light would hang approximately 30 from your ceiling. Lights should never hang lower than 7 feet from the floor for clearance purposes. To determine the correct width of your fixture, determine the room dimensions. Add the width of your room to the length of the room. For example, if your entry way is 8 feet wide and 14 feet long, this equals 22 feet. Convert this number to inches, and viola, this is the approximate width of the needed light fixture for this room; 22 inches. So now that you know how to make sure the width and hanging height of a ceiling light are proportionate for your room, there is one more thing to consider when it comes to ceiling height. Understandably, if your ceiling is very high, although you may make sure that your width and hanging height are correct, if the light is too short, it will look silly. So, what to do...although common sense may be the simple answer, there is a formula or rule that is often followed in the design world for this too. The height of the actual fixture should be approximately 2 1/2 for every foot high the room is. If your room has 8 foot ceilings, the fixture height should be a minimum of 20 in height.
Fabulous Tips For Choosing Ceiling Light Fixtures : of shapes, colors, and sizes, providing you with an array of options. As when making any choices about decor in your home, you should first acquaint yourself with the variety of designs that are available. In the realm of ceiling fixtures, several types exist: Billiard/Island: These decorative ceiling fixtures are ideal for installing over islands (the ones in kitchens, not the land masses) or billiard tables. They can range from more traditional ones, such as Victorian style, to more contemporary models. Chandelier: A chandelier is a type of ceiling fixture that includes at least two arms that provide lights. The fanciness of chandeliers can vary, though the ones we are most familiar with, are those with crystal or glass prisms that create refracted light. Fanlight shades: These attractive ceiling fixtures include a single shade or multiple shades that open up like a fan--either upwards, or downwards. Flush mount: As their name suggests, these lovely ceiling fixtures are installed flush with the ceiling. Inverted: This type of fixture literally appears to be flipped upside down. Pendant: The Pendant ceiling light fixture features a design that is etched on the exterior of the fixture. This design can include just about anything, ranging from pine cones to flying ducks. The Pendant fixture is very popular in kitchens, and you can easily install it above tables and counters. By shining white or colored; or bright or dimmed light throughout the room, you can set the mood for a variety of dining occasions in the kitchen.
Uses of Drop Ceiling Light Panels : Cost These panels can be pretty expensive (about $100 per panel), but the lights they use last for a long time. In the long run, it may be worth the cost because they wont need much upkeep. Disadvantages While they are easy to install, drop ceiling light panels are brittle and can crack or break fairly easily. Thats why you need to take care when putting them in your ceiling. Also, some people think that drop ceiling light panels (and drop ceiling panels in general) give a room an industrial feel.
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