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Contemporary Ceiling Lights for Effective Lighting
by: Michiel Van Kets

People spend a lot of money refurbishing their homes to achieve the look they want, but one of the most important aspects of design can often be overlooked. Ceiling lighting in a room is very important as it not only provides general lighting but can also help set the mood, highlight a particular piece of artwork, or even be the focus itself within the design scheme.

There are many well-known brands of traditional, transitional, classic and modern ceiling lights, including Tech Lighting, Artemide, Stonegate Designs,LBL Lighting and Lithonia Lighting. Each of them offer a selection of modern ceiling light pendants, flush lighting, bowl lights, pendant and wall lighting fixtures and spotlights. You'll find line and low-voltage products available, as well as halogen, incandescent and fluorescent alternatives.

First you need to consider how much money you have to spend on your lighting needs. Not only will you need to purchase the lighting fixtures, you will also have to employ an electrician to fit them for you. You may be able to do it yourself but if the house is old you may find the wiring isn't as straight-forward as you anticipated, with an electrician you'll also get a guarantee for the work undertaken. Once you know what sort of fixtures you want then get a few quotes for comparison before making any final decision as prices can vary considerably.

There are all kinds of ceiling light styles to check out, from rustic and traditional, to contemporary and ultra-modern. Take into consideration the design of the room itself and try to follow the same theme, anything vastly different will just detract from the overall look. Chandeliers never fail to impress if you really want to make a statement, track lights, recessed, flush lighting, multi arm lighting, and pendant lighting all have a multitude of designs to take your fancy.

There are a variety of flush ceiling lights, from contemporary and traditional, to modern. Set into the ceiling they are perfectly suitable for rooms with low ceilings, or where height is a priority. Contemporary designs incorporate metal and glass flush fitting white surrounds with white or clear glass diffuser, or with a satin silver finish flush fitting and opal glass diffuser - at prices starting from under £20, they are both stylish and economical. Circular and square lights are popular buys, or for something more dramatic choose the Frisby flush ceiling light with its chrome finish glass flush fitting and white discs it extends down from the ceiling, and if height isn't an issue then the Frisby pendant light is also an attractive alternative.

Modern designs are sleek and simple, frosted glass plate finished with mirror edges, antique brass finish flush with alabaster glass, or the glass and chrome finish flush fittings with delicate mosaic clear and amber glass inset will ensure your lighting is not only effective, but also a feature in the room. If you're looking for something a little more traditional, then you can find lights with Tiffany or rose designs, antique finishes, beveled or marble glass, or lantern style.

Many people like to have ceiling fans in their home these days; they are available with or without lights attached and are an attractive addition to any design scheme. They are great at circulating the air and can help reduce your energy costs, as well as make the room more comfortable and tie the design concept together by using a focal piece. Choose from large urban ceiling fans ideal for spacious lofts or other high-ceiling rooms, or hugger ceiling fans for low ceiling rooms. Whether you are searching for an unassuming, simple design, an ultra-modern fixture, or a flamboyant fan, you're sure to find a model that goes well with your personality and taste.

Once your ceiling lights have been organized then you should also look into wall mounted lights and lamps to light up dark corners and create an ambience in the room. Getting the lighting right in your home can highlight its best features, light up gloomy corners, be a focal point all by itself, and produce a particular mood. Using it effectively will enhance any home with a warm atmosphere and ensure it is a comfortable environment to live in.

About The Author
Michiel Van Kets writes articles for Lighting Today, an online supplier of all kinds of lights in the UK. Lighting Today has a huge online catalogue showcasing a wide range of lighting, from flush lighting, multi arm lighting, and even ceiling fans.
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