Close-to-ceiling lights are surface-mounted lights whose shades hang close or sit directly on ceilings. In other words, these lights are most suitable for low-ceiling applications due to their little or non-existent ceiling-to-shade distance.
Mount them over a dinner table, entryway, or kitchen island. Install them in bedrooms and nooks or above coffee tables and couches. As another alternative for hanging lights, add aesthetically pleasing elements with a functional close-to-ceiling light source.
Zest Lighting is your go-to online shop for semi-flush or flush-mount ceiling lights. Regardless of your décor style, you can find a traditional or classic pendant that suits your space.
The whole close-to-ceiling lights collection is composed of semi-flush and flush-mounted lighting. The latter shines light downwards and sits directly against the ceiling, leaving no space between the shade and the ceiling. Therefore, they’re most appropriate for installation in low-level or tiny areas such as walk-in closets and laundry rooms.
On the other hand, semi-flush ceiling lights, just like their names, are lights that are partially flushed on ceilings upon installation. These lights have a short gap, often a tube, a short chain, or a thin cable, that connects their shade to the canopy that sits directly on the ceilings. Because of this clearance, semi-flush ceiling lights shine light in both up and down directions.
Locations for Close To Ceiling Light Installations
Close-to-ceiling lights are best and most often used for low-ceiling applications due to their short or missing shade-to-ceiling distance. However, many designers also include close-to-ceiling lights for high-ceiling rooms as decorative or accent lights, using them to balance and harmonise the existing elements found in the space’s architecture and its appeal with the furniture and decorations. Below are some of the areas in your homes where a close-to-ceiling light is appropriate for installation:
Kitchen: Many homeowners and renters prefer close-to-ceiling lights and downlights over pendants and chandeliers for their kitchen lighting. There are a number of reasons why, but the most common thoughts are (1) to have additional empty vertical clearance and (2) to reduce the amount of smoke and smell that stays in the air. If you have the same concerns for your kitchen lighting, you might want to stay away from hanging lights and choose close-to-ceiling lights and downlights instead.
Laundry Room: Close-to-ceiling lights are also preferred in laundry rooms over pendant lights, for similar reasons as to why these lights are favoured in the kitchen area. Constant movement is expected in laundry rooms, so fewer obstructions on the floor to ceiling space are necessary to minimise accidents. Moreover, empty vertical space is needed for drying garments and sheets. Hence, you won’t find many laundry rooms with cluster pendants and large pendant lights.
Walk-In Closet: As sites that tend to be narrower or smaller than standard-size rooms, people would prefer to use small lights for general and task lighting in walk-in closets to save more space for what’s valuable. Instead of using large pendant lights and sizeable chandeliers, downlights, spotlights, and flush-mounted lights are preferred for this setting. Hence, consider close-to-ceiling lights among your go-to options when planning lighting and decor for your newly-built walk-in closet.
Large Wardrobe: Like walk-in closets, large wardrobes require task lights. However, recessed downlights aren’t ideal for these spaces due to the furniture's structure. Instead, opt for small battery-operated ones or easy-to-install plug-in lights if you want to install lighting inside the closet. Both options are available as close-to-ceiling lights.
Children’s Rooms: For safety reasons, parents avoid adding hanging furniture and lights inside children’s rooms, so pendant lights and chandeliers aren’t among the choices. The same rationale applies to lamps - table, floor, and desk lights - as young children may topple them down and cause accidents. With limited options, it’s challenging to include functional and decorative lighting in children’s spaces. Thankfully, most close-to-ceiling lights are designed to be decorative pieces without dangling parts and provide enough illumination.
All-Time Best Sellers: Close To Ceiling Lights
Over the years, close-to-ceiling lights have become popular overhead lights for residential and commercial spaces. Along with Hamptons and Scandinavian pendants, these lights were among the top choices by our customers for home and flat upgrades. If you’re clueless about which one to pick for your space, see if any of the following best-seller lights suit your preferences:
Arlo 6 Light Close to Ceiling Light: Inspired by Mid Century Modern design elements, Arlo is an overhead light with bubble glass shades. Available in smoke glass and amber glass variants, this semi-flush mount ceiling light is most suitable as a decorative and evocative piece in entryways and hallways.