Ceiling Lighting Buying Guide

Versatile and beautiful, ceiling lighting can serve as a dramatic focal point or a more subtle accent to the overall decor.

Types of Ceiling Lighting

Types of Ceiling Lighting

While nearly every type of ceiling light fixture offers overhead lighting, different types of ceiling lighting provide varied effects. Before deciding on flush-mount fixtures, dropped fixtures, chandeliers, recessed cans, pendants, ceiling fans with lights, or track lighting, think carefully about your ceiling lighting goals. Some fixtures, such as recessed cans, diffuse light and seamlessly blend into the ceiling. Other fixtures, including pendants and chandeliers, often direct the eye to a showstopping feature.

Flush-Mount Fixtures

Flush-mount fixtures closely hug the ceiling for a typically understated silhouette. Some flush-mount ceiling fixtures display mostly glass, while others show an accent material such as wood or metal.

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allen + roth
$89.00

2 light flushmount. 13-in W x 13-in L x 4. 5-in H. Uses 2 x 60 watt vintage edison style bulbs included. Bronze finish with clear ...glass. read more

allen + roth
$59.00

Made of metal material for durability. Features specialty bronze finish. Accented with tea stained glass. Uses 3 GU10 base 50-watt... reflector bulbs included. Instruction manual and accessories are included. Dimmable with standard dimmers. read more

allen + roth
$69.00

Made of metal material for durability. Features specialty bronze finish. Accented with tea stained glass. Uses 3 GU10 base 50-watt... reflector bulbs included. Instruction manual and accessories are included. Dimmable with standard dimmers. read more

Minka Lavery
$89.90

Minka's Merrimack Collection of lighting features thick, bold lines and hammered glass. Cast aluminum construction is finished wit...h a Corona Bronze finish. The curves in the design and the hammered glass soften the look for a comfortable, welcoming... read more

Dropped Fixtures

Dropped ceiling fixtures resemble flush-mount fixtures, with one important distinction: A short stem extends the shade and the light source away from the ceiling.

Chandeliers

Chandeliers protrude into the upper spaces of a room. They hang down off longer stems or center points and typically possess large central elements, including tiers of lights or crystals.

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Crystorama Lighting
$2,397.00 $555.80

Crystorama Lighting CRY-2402-12-PB Hot Deal Polished Brass 6 Light Crystal Chandelier. Lighting > Chandeliers. Crystorama sconc...es combine high-style design with premium materials and manufacturing techniques., Through intelligent product development... read more

Visual Comfort
$2750.00

Handcrafted chandelier. Iron, brass, and crystal. Burnished silver-leaf finish will patina over time. 36Dia. x 54T with 6Dia. ceil...ing canopy. Uses six 60-watt bulbs. Direct wire; assembly and professional installation required. Imported. Weight, 7 lbs.... read more

Aerin
$4250.00

Handcrafted chandelier. Designed by Aerin Lauder for Visual Comfort. 29Dia. x 19T with 5.5Dia. ceiling canopy. Uses 12 60-watt bul...bs. Brass and faceted crystal with polished-nickel finish. Direct wire; professional installation required. Imported.... read more

Franklin Iron Works
$199.99

Rich elegance defines this traditional chandelier, making it the perfect handsome addition for foyers and more. A curved, scrollin...g frame adorned in a rich bronze finish supports four candle-inspired lights. From the Dunnell Collection by Franklin Iron Works™. read more

Recessed Cans

Recessed can ceiling fixtures fit into spaces cut into the ceiling; a casing and baffle surround the light source. Recessed cans vary in size; they frequently appear at regular intervals around a room’s ceiling.

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Lightolier
$19.99

This recessed light features a 5" reflector with white flange and white plastic baffle. The classic recessed light creates a brigh...ter appearance when illuminated but blends with white ceiling when off. To be used with Lightolier IC New Construction, Non-IC New Construction and Non-IC Remodeling recessed light housing. read more

WAC
$13.00

This WAC 6" baffle trim is one of the most popular. The 6" trim has a brushed nickel tapered baffle which creates a crisp appearan...ce. To be used with WAC Lighting IC New Construction, Non-IC New Construction and Non-IC Remodeling recessed light housing. read more

Nora Lighting
$14.91

Polish the look of your ceiling lights with this recessed lighting trim in white. Made of aluminum with a high grade white reflect...or, the trim includes two coil springs that clip and securely hold the trim into the housing when installed. Use with new construction, shallow and remodel housings. For use with Nora Lighting recessed products. read more

Pendants

Pendants typically hang from long stem much like chandeliers. But while most chandeliers have multiple tiers, pendants possess only one light source, which is often covered by a shade. Pendants range in size from very small to large.

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Ballard Designs
$299.00

The big visual impact of our Hadley Pendant Chandelier comes from its architectural simplicity. Square open frame is crafted of ha...nd hammered iron with four candle-arm cluster and dark bronze finish.Hadley Pendant Chandelier features: Cream drip candle... read more

Worth Home Products
$69.95 $58.88

WHPR1014 Features Instant collection Finish: Brushed bronze Number of lights: 1 Adjustable cord Decorative ceiling canopy hides re...cessed light Bulb type: 75W Standard light or CFL equivalent bulb Fixture Type: Globe pendant Style: Contemporary Shade... read more

Philips
$560.00 $373.35

Philips 407431748 Matrix Clear Twelve Light Pendant. Lighting > Pendants. Reveal the unconscious elegance of this tasteful pend...ant. The clear glass and brushed nickel finish add luxury to any space. Adjust the height and dim this fixture to create a... read more

Sonneman Lighting
$405.00 $270.00

Sonneman Lighting SON-4394-57 Zylinder Black/Polished Chrome 1-Light Pendant. Lighting > Pendants. Zylinder 1-Light Pendant, Th...eme: Modern Origins, Category: Ceiling, Height (in): 16.50, Diameter (in): 6.50, Depth (in): 0.00, Width (in): 0.00, Extends... read more

Ceiling Fans with Lights

Ceiling fans are a two-in-one ceiling fixture, offering both air movement and overhead light. The air moving capabilities of ceiling fans can be used in both hot and cold weather.

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Ceiling Fan Designers
$104.24

Hunter's delight, the Ceiling Fan Designers Deer Buck Doe Hunting Indoor Ceiling Fan will light up and cool down any lodge or cabi...n in your kind of style. This ceiling fan has a realistic deer design on the ceiling fan blades. It comes in your choice... read more

Monte Carlo
$379.00

Features: Includes: (3) Blades, span 50" Includes: LED Lamp(s) for energy efficient operation Includes: Remote for effortless oper...ation Includes: Light kit for integrated illumination Included: Downrod Motor reversible for operation all year round... read more

Emerson Ceiling Fans
$105.56 $95.00

RM3190 Features Bulb type: (3) x 60 Watt candelabra (included) Light fixture Number of lights: 3 Damp location used Size: 12'' &am...p; Less Fixture Material: Metal/Glass Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 4.5'' Overall Width - Side to Side: 12''... read more

Parrot Uncle
$199.77

Features Weight (Kg) 6.5000 Lamp Socket E27 Material Glass, Wood Switch Type Pull Chain Power Supply AC Powered Wattage per Bulb M...ax 25W Wire Length 5.9" Overall Size (Inches) Dia41.73" read more

Track Lighting

Track lighting comprises a number of mini lights, typically for spot or accent lighting, that run along a straight or curved track.

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ProTrack
$68.99

This track kit lets you add great lighting to almost any room in your home or office quickly and easily! You get a 4-foot length o...f track, 3 adjustable bullet lights, and a floating canopy, along with a cord and plug adapter with in-line on-off switch. Simply mount the track on the ceiling, then drape the cord to an outlet and plug in. The lights can be rotated and adjusted to aim light just where you need it. From the Pro Track brand of track lighting. read more

Access
$290.00

This beautiful four-light matte chrome spotlight offset arc track fixture is simply a standout. Intriguing and inspirational, its ...made to be the focal point of a room. Use it to amp up your space today. read more

Access
$210.00

A stylish 6-light track fixture that creates the look of track lighting without the additional trouble of sliding individual light...s onto a track. Each of two articulating bronze arms hold three adjustable lights in bronze housings. Each arm swivels for easy placement and each light adjusts to direct the light where you need it. Perfect for a living room or kitchen, or anywhere you would use standard track lighting. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

While vastly different in design and impact, the variations of ceiling lighting require some of the same purchase considerations. Factors such as size, controls, lampshade color and material, and style should be reviewed along with room specifics such as size and decor. Careful consideration enables you to take advantage of technological advances as well as style choices when it comes to outfitting your rooms with ceiling lighting.

Lampshade Color and Material

Every ceiling fixture bears a shade of some type. Shades for a typical flush-mount fixture may be a simple opaque glass covering, while a chandelier includes many types and sizes of crystals.

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Livex Lighting
$88.27 $67.90

Lampshade with White Top/Bottom Scallop Shantung Silk Bell Shade with Fancy Trim from Lampshade Series Product Features: Dimension...s: 8"Tx16"Bx12"S Product Weight: 10lbs. read more

Stone County Ironworks
$161.47 $104.79

Size: 15 in.; Casts a warm yellow-brown light into the room. Highlighting the patterns in the shade. Features leather lashing arou...nd the top and bottom. Made from faux rawhide. Top Opening: 5 in.. Bottom Opening: 15 in.. Side Measurement: 10.5 in. (3... read more

Universal Lighting and Decor
$11.99

A finial is much more than a decoration. Add a new look to your favorite lamp. Beaded knob lamp shade.

Universal Lighting and Decor
$16.99

Multi-faceted Swarovski crystal lamp shade finial provides extra sparkle for shades and table lamps.

Size

Consider the scale of your room to determine the size of your ceiling fixture. A too-small chandelier will be dwarfed by a very large living room, while an overly dramatic pendant will appear out of place in a small bath.

Controls and Dimmers

Since most ceiling lighting is not reachable by hand, consider the ease of use of accompanying controls and dimmers. Some ceiling lighting comes equipped with a remote or a multilevel switch. Controls and dimmers also help to reduce energy use.

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Kichler Lighting
$36.90 $22.14

Kichler LightingIvory (Not Painted) finishBulb Included: No Category Group: Fan Accessories Category Sub Group: Fan Wall Mount Con...trols Collection: Accessory Energy Efficient: No Finish: Ivory (Not Painted) Style: Traditional Type: Accessories read more

Kichler Lighting
$22.14

Kichler LightingWhite finishBulb Included: No Energy Efficient: No Finish: White Type: Accessories

Kichler Lighting
$33.30

At the flick of a switch, the Kichler 337010 4-Speed Fan and Light Dimmer Control gives you total control over your ceiling fan. T...his convenient wall control lets you adjust 4 fan speeds and even dims the lights. Comes in your choice of available... read more

Linear
$51.32

Go Control is helping to make your home high tech yet also making it so simple to install and use! With the Go Control PD300Z-2 Z-...Wave Plug-In lamp dimmer switch you get wireless and remote control for your connected dimmable lamp. The PD300Z gives... read more

Stem Length

If your ceiling lighting is suspended from a stem, check to see if the length can be adjusted. You want to place the fixture at the right distance from the ceiling based on your room’s height.

Style

Ceiling lighting should coordinate with a room’s accents, colors, fabrics, patterns, and other decor. Assess materials in the ceiling fixture, such as metal color and crystals, to inspire other choices in furniture and fixtures.

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Worth Home Products
$69.95 $58.88

WHPR1014 Features Instant collection Finish: Brushed bronze Number of lights: 1 Adjustable cord Decorative ceiling canopy hides re...cessed light Bulb type: 75W Standard light or CFL equivalent bulb Fixture Type: Globe pendant Style: Contemporary Shade... read more

Crystorama Lighting
$2,397.00 $555.80

Crystorama Lighting CRY-2402-12-PB Hot Deal Polished Brass 6 Light Crystal Chandelier. Lighting > Chandeliers. Crystorama sconc...es combine high-style design with premium materials and manufacturing techniques., Through intelligent product development... read more

Philips
$560.00 $373.35

Philips 407431748 Matrix Clear Twelve Light Pendant. Lighting > Pendants. Reveal the unconscious elegance of this tasteful pend...ant. The clear glass and brushed nickel finish add luxury to any space. Adjust the height and dim this fixture to create a... read more

Sonneman Lighting
$405.00 $270.00

Sonneman Lighting SON-4394-57 Zylinder Black/Polished Chrome 1-Light Pendant. Lighting > Pendants. Zylinder 1-Light Pendant, Th...eme: Modern Origins, Category: Ceiling, Height (in): 16.50, Diameter (in): 6.50, Depth (in): 0.00, Width (in): 0.00, Extends... read more

Philips
$320.00 $213.34

Philips 407411748 Matrix Clear Nine Light LED Flush Mount. Lighting > Flush Mount. Reveal the unconscious elegance of this tast...eful ceiling light. The clear glass and brushed nickel finish add luxury to any space. You can dim this fixture to create a... read more

Sea Gull Lighting
$322.00 $230.00

Sea Gull Lighting SEA-6541401-965 Harambee Antique Brushed Nickel One Light Pendant. Lighting > Pendants. Sea Gull Lighting One... Light Pendant, Featured in the decorative Harambee collection, 1 A19 Medium 100 watt light bulb, seeded water glass, Easily... read more

Kovacs
$480.00 $336.00

Single Light Full Sized LED Pendant from the U.H.O. Collection Features: White acrylic round shade Designed to cast a soft ambient... light over a wide area Capable of being dimmed - allowing you to set your desired illumination levels when used with dimmable bulbs Energy Efficient Includes 6' of wire Minimum Height: 9.25 The minimum height product needs to hang using included chains or rods Maximum Height: 125.25 The maximum height the product needs to hang using included chains or rods Suitable for dry locations Lamping Technologies: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Number of Bulbs: 1 Bulb Type: LED Bulb Included: Yes Watts Per Bulb: 40 Wattage: 40 Color Temperature: 3000K Dimmable: Yes Height: 3.25" Width: 15" Shade Height: 1.75" Shade Width: 15" Canopy Height: 1.75" Canopy Width: 6.25" Wire Length: 72" Energy Star: No Compliance: ETL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory(NRTL). This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. Since 1954, George Kovacs has been at the forefront of developing the modern and contemporary design concept. These bold ideas have been conceived, then incorporated, into visionary lighting designs. They have become the favorites of today, and the bold trendsetting styles of the future. Kovacs lighting fixtures cover the array of indoor lighting including: chandeliers, pendants, wall sconces, bathroom lights, lamps, track and under cabinet lighting. Experience for yourself the visionary legacy of George Kovacs in the choice of lighting in your own home. read more

Capital Lighting
$207.00 $153.00

Capital Lighting 1 Light Pendant Polished Nickel 4431PNItem Number:4431PNManufacturer:Capital LightingFinish:Polished NickelChain ...Length:1 inchesWidth:9 inchesHeight:48.5 inchesWire Length:6 inchesWeight:4.51 poundsCanopy Length:5.5 inchesBulb Type:MediumNumber of Bulbs:1Bulb Wattage:100 wattsBulbs sold separately.Safety Rating:DampVoltage:120V read more

Savoy House
$222.00 $207.00

Savoy House Adirondack Pendant 167-3-SN Finish: Satin Nickel FinishWidth: 22.00Height: 26.75Bulbs: 3Bulb Base: Medium Base

Tech Lighting
$284.00 $227.20

Features: Mounts to a standard 4" junction box with round plaster ring (provided by electrician) Available in two styles 3-port ca...nopy has electronic transformers inside 12" diameter housing 5-port canopy has electronic transformers inside 16" diameter housing Three or five FreeJack ports for ceiling onlySpecifications: Height: 1.7" Width: 12" read more

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