Selecting a ceiling light should be a well thought out process. It will become a permanent part of the room and will have some bearing on your electric bill. You will want the light to be an attractive part of your decor and also to be as energy efficient as possible. Several factors affect the price of ceiling lights. Of course, the size and the finish of the light are among the top factors affecting the cost. In most cases it is better to spend some additional upfront money to get an energy efficient light than it is to select a less expense model with a higher operating cost. Many ceiling lights now have an Energy Star rating to help you make smart choices when selecting lighting for your home.
In some rooms of your home the ceiling light may not be the only lighting you have. You may want to select a subtle design of ceiling light in order to draw attention to the other lighting options. Flush mount ceiling lights can be almost unnoticeable when covered with simple white light covering. However, if you want to include the appearance of your ceiling light in your room decor, you might want to select a semi flush mount ceiling light. You have a more varied design selection with semi flush lighting. Chandelier lighting adds an element of elegance to any room. There are numerous sizes and style of ceiling lights for you to select from. These lights can be incorporated into any room of your home.
There is most likely a ceiling light design that can enhance any room decor. There are the usual traditional, contemporary, and modern designed fixtures. In addition to those, you can easily find art deco and eclectic style lights that seem to be limited only by one’s imagination. There are flush mount and semi flush mount ceiling light covers that are specifically designed for a child’s bedroom. Theses covers may have flowers, butterflies, rockets, a sports theme, or various other themes that appeal to children. The covers can be changed as the child matures and the design theme of the room changes.
Fluorescent lights today are much different from those of the past. Fluorescent lighting is a good choice for a bathroom or kitchen ceiling light. Fluorescent lighting can be divided into two basic types, warm and cool. Warm fluorescent light more closely resembles the type of light you would get from an incandescent light. Cool fluorescent lighting provides a crisper, brighter light which would be more appropriate for use in a bathroom or kitchen. You might want to consider the option of a bathroom ceiling light with an exhaust fan for your bathroom. You are no longer limited to the basic, very ordinary, and somewhat unattractive fan light design that most people immediately think of. Their are several decorative styles of bathroom light and exhaust fan combination available for you to select from.
You also have the option of purchasing a outdoor ceiling light that uses halogen bulbs. These are economical to use. A ceiling fixture with a 300 watt Halogen bulb provides the same amount of lighting as five 60 watt incandescent bulbs. When exploring the option of a white ceiling light with halogen bulbs, you still have a wide range of styles to choose from.
You might need to select lighting for an exterior area of your home. A contemporary ceiling light is often your best option in a garage or workshop. You might also want to include a recessed ceiling light on your patio or on your front porch. These lights are relatively inexpensive. The basic black, brass, or clear glass ceiling light is sufficient for a carport or front porch. A light that comes on a dusk and goes off at dawn is an option to consider when buying an outdoor light. Motion sensor ceiling lights are also available. A fluorescent light is a good choice for a workshop. When selecting a modern ceiling light for your patio, you might want to consider its decorative design as well as its functionality.
It is not difficult to find a cheap ceiling light that accommodates your budget and your style requirements. Do some comparison shopping and read product information before you make your decision in order to insure that you are getting the most appropriate and economically efficient lights.