Ceiling lights give a central glow to a room that helps set the mood and adds to the beauty of the interior décor. Available in a wide array of designs, shapes and styles, each ceiling light fixture has a specific purpose. They are also capable of providing diverse intensities of light. To get the perfect lighting, it is necessary to choose the right fixture that complements the overall appearance and suits the purpose of the room. Go through this blog post to learn about the different types of ceiling light fixtures and their uses to choose the perfect one for your home.


‘Chandeliers are marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewelry of architecture.’ - Peter York, Author

This statement clearly sums up that when it comes to giving a royal look and adding a classic touch to any room, chandeliers should be the first choice. These ornate ceiling lamp shades were once limited to only palaces and castles. But in recent times, chandeliers have found their place in luxurious hotels and posh mansions. Mostly used for ambient lighting, these fixtures are ideal for living rooms, dining rooms and entertainment areas where people gather to celebrate. Chandeliers are available in both vintage designs and contemporary, minimalist styles to match every type of home décor. The elaborate decorative details of these fixtures allow them to add a soft glow to the room and become the central point of focus.


Pendant lights are stylish fixtures that work both as a light source and a decorative element for the room. These modern ceiling lights add a touch of refinement and make any room look more elegant. Ideal for rooms with tall ceilings, pendants are best installed over dining tables, stairwells, kitchen islands and reading corners. They are mostly used as task lighting for reading a book on a desk or cutting vegetables on the kitchen island. Pendants are available in a variety of designs, styles and sizes and can be used as a single piece or arranged in a line of multiple lights.

Flush Lamps

Unlike chandeliers and pendants that hang from the ceiling, flush lights are mounted right up against the ceiling. They can be installed just about anywhere and are ideal for rooms with a low ceiling (8-feet high or lower). These least space consuming ceiling lamps have a compact design and give a clean and sleek appearance to the room. You can use small flush lights in a bathroom, hallway or closet and the larger ones in the bedroom or kid’s room as there is no risk of anything hanging from the ceiling.

Semi Flush Lamps

Semi flush lights are a combination of pendants and flush lamps. These fixtures are both decorative and functional. They typically hang 4 to 5 inches below the ceiling but take up less vertical space compared to pendants. These fixtures are commonly used in kitchens and small dining rooms. The best part is you can change the LED or light bulb in the lamp quickly and easily as it is easy to access. Mostly one more light source is used along with a semi-flush lamp as they do not provide enough light for a large area.


Recessed lights are embedded in the ceiling and are completely hidden as the lamp’s rim is leveled. These functional lights are used for illuminating a spot, especially to highlight a piece of art or any protruding fixture. They are not used as a primary light source instead, these ceiling lamps are placed in a row or pattern to illuminate a large area. If you want soft light for a space, recessed lamps are perfect because a glass panel covers the bulb that diffuses the light.

Track Lights

When talking about a modern light fixture that elevates the visual appeal of a room, track lights are the preferred choice. They are a series of small light heads or lamps placed on a long track system that can be moved and directed to different areas. They look very stylish and work as small spotlights. Track lights beautifully complement modern decorating schemes and perfectly highlight artwork on the wall or other architectural features.

From the usefulness of a space to the overall style and ambiance, the type of ceiling lighting used can affect everything in a room. Choosing the right type of fixture on the basis of your room’s purpose, ceiling height and the intensity of light can transform a room from dull to dashing. Hopefully, the varieties of ceiling lights mentioned in this blog post have helped you decide which one to choose. Just make sure that you install it in the right place to make the most of these fixtures.