Outdoor Close-to-Ceiling Lights
Why We Love Outdoor Close-to-Ceiling Lights
Outdoor flushmounts are short fixtures that make a large impression. Most porches and patios don't have very tall ceilings, which might seem to limit your choices when it comes to proper illumination and creating a dramatic and stylish impression. However, with outdoor flush mount lighting you can have both. The compact dimensions of close-to-ceiling lights allow them to light up such spaces without sacrificing style or forcing you to duck. And by adding eye-catching designs to your space, flush mount outdoor lighting fixtures consequently turn dark and dull covered front porches and backyard patios into cheerful and comfortable outdoor living areas.
Where Outdoor Close-to-Ceiling Lights Work Best
Flush and semi-flush fixtures find their home in areas with limited ceiling space or when the ceiling to floor height is less than 8 feet. Because porches and compact patios are often short, an outdoor low profile light is the ideal lighting option. Arrange two or more flush mount outdoor lights as needed to properly illuminate a lengthy covered porch. And center contemporary outdoor flush mounts over entrances to clearly identify them and provide a warm, modern welcome to anyone visiting your home. You can also use outdoor flushmounts to illuminate your back patio or deck area, complementing the light provided by sconces, torches or other light fixtures. In any outdoor location, a flush ceiling light is a welcomed addition.
An Outdoor Flushmount for Every Style
As a functional form of lighting, flushmounts can appeal to a variety of exterior design styles. For traditionally styled porches and patios, look to the selection from Troy Lighting and Maxim Lighting. These outdoor light fixtures have familiar design features that will work well with similar elements on the exterior of the home. To play into a wrought-iron theme, Hubbardton Forge offers a diverse assortment and you may like the colors and finishes in the transitional collection from Feiss Lighting. Finally, to promote energy efficiency in your outdoor lighting scheme, be sure to see the LED outdoor flushmounts from Modern Forms and Hinkley Lighting. These fixtures fare to the contemporary side of the spectrum while using the latest in LED technology.
Choosing the Best Outdoor Close-to-Ceiling Light
Whether you are in need of a flush or semi-flush outdoor fixture, measuring to select the right size is critical. You'll want to consider all sizing dimensions of the fixture, including its height, width and weight, to find the best fixture for your porch or patio. You'll then be able to refine your options by certain styles, colors, finishes and other design elements. If you have already have existing lighting in the space, try to choose a flushmount that will complement the existing fixture with a similar finish and artistic features. You can also review the flushmount's bulb requirement to make sure you are prepared with the right light bulb when the fixture is installed. Lastly, ensure the fixture is UL listed as wet or damp for safe outdoor use. If you have any questions about these outdoor close-to-ceiling lights, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
Other Great Options
A flush light fixture for the porch may only be one piece of your exterior lighting. If you have more ceiling height to spare on the porch or patio, consider the selection of outdoor pendant lighting available. These hanging light options include wet and damp rated designs that create a welcoming environment in outdoor locations. Finally, complete a safe, welcoming and cohesive outdoor lighting scheme with post lights providing guided lighting along driveways and walkways.