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Light Fixtures for Low Ceilings

LOW1Looking for an innovative way to light your low ceilings home? While lower ceiling heights may pose a dilemma in terms of design, don’t think that you aren’t going to have an elegant lighting anymore. You’ve just landed at the right place. This article will walk you through excellent tips on how you can still install stylish lighting even though your ceilings aren’t that high.

High vs. low ceilings

Ceilings measuring about 8 feet (ft.) are usually considered as low ceilings, whilst high ceilings are those that are between 10-12 feet tall. First, you’ll need to determine the height of your ceiling then you can proceed to decide how low or high the chandelier should hang. If it’s going over a place where people walk under, consider using a semi-flush mount fixture. But if it’s going to be suspended over a table, island, or sink, a chandelier will work like magic.

It Starts With Choosing the Shape of Your Light

LOW2With the help of existing design elements available in your space, you can select your preferred shape and layout. If you’re more enticed by curved/smooth edges, go for a round shape. But if you prefer glossy edges, a rectangular or square shape might be a better lighting option for your space. You can even choose a non-conventional shape, like clover or starburst.

Semi-Flush Mount Type of S Types and Shapes

Semi-flush mounts create the impression of an exquisite chandelier and will add a more ornate & decorative feel to your home. Drum shades plus bowl shapes are some of the most popular choices due to their sophisticated look. These lights’ low profile & flair would look amazing in your modern living room or bedroom.

What about Flush Mounts?

LOW3Flush mounts are another great lighting option for low ceilings. With a blend of classic vintage bulbs, these lighting fixtures are sure to satisfy your taste! Modern & with their powerful abilities to alter their linear shapes when commanded/programmed, these ceiling lighting fixtures bring a unique sculptural element to any low ceiling.

Key Takeaway……………

In order to create a lighting design that’s both dramatic and attractive, you’ll need to install a low profile chandelier that’s bigger in diameter. You can also utilize wallpapers on certain sections of the ceiling together with a classic chandelier that perfectly brings out the wallpaper’s colors on the ceiling. If you’ve a long hallway featuring a low ceiling, you can install multiple chandeliers to create a repetitive pattern. This won’t only create drama but will also make space exceptional and interesting. Flame fixtures, resin bowl designs, flush mounts, and sunburst fixtures are some of the most attractive designs for low ceilings.

Don’t Forget Those Elegant Recessed Lights

LOW4Another way to achieve creative lighting for your low ceilings is by using recessed lights both in your home’s ceilings and walls. With low ceilings, you’ll basically need lighting designs that’ll maximize on diameter/width rather than height. This will still create that eye-popping drama you’re looking for without losing the allure!

Luminaire Types

Top 10 Lighting Design Tips

Top1There’s a lot more to creating attractive lighting in your space /home than simply fixing light bulbs into the sockets and flicking a wall switch. To achieve optimal results, you need to get the right bulb designs positioned correctly, and controlled with a smart lighting system. Getting an expert lighting designer can guarantee that your home’s lighting is fully functional and beautiful, however, you might be able to employ the following techniques on your own.

Hide the Source & Go for the Ceiling Height

Great light isn’t seen. Hide all the light sources using architectural coves, niches, and trays to remove glare and add more definition to your lighting design. Knowing the height of your ceiling is equally important when choosing hanging light fixtures. There are certain lights that come with adaptable cables or rods, while others don’t. So, ensure that your light doesn’t hang very low or very high. Generally, the bottoms of any lighting fixture should be suspended about 20 inches below an 8-foot ceiling. And for each extra foot of your ceiling height, three inches will be perfect.

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Natural Light

Always consider the effect of the sun in rooms while installing your lights. Incorporate fabric window treatments into your design to filter light, remove reflections, and invoke color as well as stylishness in rooms.

Add Shadow

The space that lies between lit surfaces and behind areas adds depth to your rooms. Ensure to increase the spacing between hallway recess lights and irradiate free-standing elements from a single direction.

Table Hopping

Top 3When installing a light over your kitchen’s island or table, maintain a separation distance of about 28 to 34 inches between the table/island surface and the bottom of the fixture. Nonetheless, you shouldn’t ignore the size of lighting element as it also makes a big difference. Generally, a larger light could be moved a bit higher and a smaller light could be moved a little lower.

What about Asymmetrical Patterns?

Asymmetrical PatternSurfaces usually reflect light within space. So, concentrate on architectural elements, furnishings, decorative fixtures, work areas, and art. Check out for hidden spaces underneath cabinets stairs which might be blocked from getting direct light.

Once furnished, rooms tend to lose their symmetrical layout and flow. Therefore, consider placing lighting for finished rooms, not empty spaces.

Indirect Light

Indirect light is more like the day’s natural light. Emphasize your lights on ceilings & walls instead of lighting the floors.

Luminaire Types

Ensure to choose the light that’s suitable for your application. LEDs are versatile and can be used to achieve dimming, color rendering, optics, as well as color temperature.

Elegance

Elegance is a key player when it comes to lighting. To achieve high levels of elegance, start by raising up accent lights. Then proceed to raise up the ambient lights. You can then create movement—alter the window treatment positions and turn on nice water fountains.

Controls

controlssIntegrate innovative controls to manage multiple lighting layers and luminaire types in addition to room scenes. Advanced controls will help realize superior energy efficiency.

Program

Go for a lighting expert who possesses immense experience when it comes to using light & programming controls. He/she should know how to put elegance and drama with light. The expert should also factor in convenience plus safety when installing your lighting fixture.