Ceiling lights and ceiling lamps – atmospheric light sources for your home
By speaking about ceiling lights, you mean lights which are attached directly to the ceiling. In doing so, the ceiling light can be fitted into the ceiling – this kind of light is called recessed ceiling light. Or the ceiling lamp is fixed on the ceiling – in this case we have a ceiling mounted light. A pendant light hangs into the room, as it is suspended from the ceiling. So, ceiling lights have an advantage over pendant lights: they illuminate the room perfectly, but don’t hang into the room and don’t take up more space than necessary. Also important: Due to their special location at the highest point of the room, ceiling lamps accentuate furniture, carpets and accessories and let them shine even more via their light.
Ceiling lights are a popular choice of a light source at home, because they ensure an effortless basic lighting in rooms. But this is not the only fact making ceiling lamps an important room fixture; the ceiling lamp sparks interest by itself through its central position in the room. Generally, ceiling lights or ceiling lamps are suited for small and large rooms. Whether kitchen, corridor, children's rooms, bathroom, sleeping room, living or dining room – every room has its matching ceiling light. Just the measurements of the room should be also taken into account when buying a ceiling light. The properties of the room and its use play a decisive role in choosing the right ceiling light. In case of pictures, vases and other decorative objects, for example, which are to be accentuated especially, a ceiling light with several spotlights, turnable into different directions, would make sense. Thus ceiling lights for children's rooms or bathrooms are different from the ones for living or dining rooms. Overall, one should always keep in mind the desired purpose of the ceiling light.
Differences between ceiling lights not only lie in shape and size, but also in their protection class. Design ceiling lights have a wide range of shapes, colours and sizes. They are small or big, decent white, shiny red or modern silver, have one or more spotlights. Shapes range from decent-reduced to striking-extravagant. The materials of ceiling lights are not less manifold: Glass, paper, plaster, wood, aluminium, cloth or stainless steel – the material of a ceiling light easily reflects the character of the interior. As you notice, the diversity of ceiling lights knows no boundaries and has to offer something for every taste, as non-standard as it may be. Furthermore, ceiling lights differ in their illuminants on which they are operated on. For example, there are ceiling lights or ceiling lamps that are run on energy saving lamps, halogen lamps or LED technology. In this regard, LED ceiling lights are modern in two ways: Firstly, LEDs are one of the most modern and efficient lamps. Secondly, LED ceiling lights often come with an especially modern and fascinating optics. Probably the biggest advantage of LEDs is the energy saving: Compared to usual light bulbs, the saving currently amounts up to 80 per cent. Their life span, that is approx. twelve times higher than that of light bulbs, makes them an extremely economic lamp. In this respect, LED pendant lights are not only characterized by their innovative technology, but also by the modern design of their outward appearance.