10 Different Types of Ceiling Lights

different types of ceiling lights

With the pandemic going on and all of us mostly stuck at home,

different types of ceiling lights

We have all started paying some more attention to the interior of our houses, and it is high time we start working on it and appealing.

For this purpose, we bring for you our taker on the different types of ceiling lights that are available to you in the market,

And what sort of setting they are most suitable for so you can add these to your house and turn it into your dream home.

Different Types Of Ceiling Light Fittings:

As we told you earlier, there are many types of ceiling lighting.

Here are the top 10 most commonly used ones each mentioned with their general purpose:

1. LED Recessed Lights:

LED recessed lights are mostly for either task lighting or your adding ambiance to your room, as they give it an aesthetic vibe.

What’s special about these lights is that instead of being mounted onto the ceiling, they are mounted inside of it and look pretty stylish that way as well.

Due to the way they are attached to your ceiling, they are mostly suitable for rooms with low ceilings.

2. LED Indirect Lighting:

LED indirect lighting, instead of mounting lights onto the ceiling using LED strips that are attached to the ceiling.

Light is then reflected from the ceiling, which then causes the room to light up.

The best thing about these lights is that they make your room look bigger than it is. So these lights are most suitable for smaller rooms to make them look bigger.

3. Flush Or Semi-Flush Lights:

If you are looking for a source of lighting purely that will provide you with the optimal amount of light that you require, then the two best options available to you are flush and semi-flush lights.

They are like recessed lights mounted onto the ceiling, and so it’s also a safer option for rooms with low ceilings as nothing is hanging off of the ceiling.

They come in different diameters, and so you can add the bulb of your own size that you may require if it’s large enough.

4. Utility Lighting:

Utility lighting, as the name itself suggests, is for utility and is best suitable for places like the garage or your workshop or the laundry room, where you need a lot of light.

These are mostly pretty simple looking and are directly mounted onto the ceiling. To add more lighting to the room, you can use LED light bulbs to go with utility lights.

5. Chandeliers:

Chandeliers are the central lighting of the room. They are available in both contemporary and vintage and can be added in the room to complement any kind of style as they, too, come in all styles.

They are mostly used and also because of their humongous presence best suited for big rooms, such as living rooms or dining halls, etc.

Especially the room of the house where you would have a party or a celebration of some sort.

6. Pendants:

They serve as both a source of lighting or as a decoration. Mostly used for task lighting and thus are best suited for places like a reading corner, staircase, kitchen ceiling, or the dining table.

7. Inverted Pendants:

As the name itself suggests, these types of lights look like an inverted pendant and are one of the best options available to you if you are looking for a lighting source that can make your space look bigger and more spacious.

8. Metal Ceiling Lights:

Metal ceiling lights, as you can tell by the name of the lighting itself, are made up of metal and mostly serve the purpose of adding an aesthetic feel to your room.

They come in multiple shapes and sizes, and so their purpose varies accordingly.

9. Crystal Ceiling Lights:

If you are looking for the kind of light that will give your room a soft glow and make your home much more comfortable just by turning on the light, then the crystal ceiling light is most certainly the best option available to you.

10. Track And Rail Ceiling Lighting:

Track and rail ceiling lights mostly come in a series of little lights. As they are many in number, they can be a good source of light for bigger rooms such as the lounge, the dining room or the kitchen ceiling, etc.

The best thing about these lights is that they really add to the appeal of the entire room.


When it comes to buying the right kind of lighting, there are only two things that you need to keep in mind before making the purchase, firstly the size of the room and secondly the purpose of the light.

With these two things in mind, you won’t have any trouble choosing the right kind of lighting.

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