Ceiling Lighting Basics
Ceiling Lighting provides overall illumination; it is also known as ambient lighting. Ambient lighting radiates a comfortable level of brightness, enabling one to see and walk about safely.
Stairways and halls must have good general lighting for safety, and it's important to size the decorative fixture to the space. Two-story foyers will require a larger fixture and if the fixture can be viewed from above, be sure to select a foyer fixture which looks attractive from second story viewing.
Semi Flush Mount Lighting is used for 8 ft. ceilings and pendant lights fixtures are used for 9 ft. and more ceilings.
Choose matching semi flush mount fixtures for hallways and smaller chain-hung fixtures for stairways. In larger bathrooms, companion close to ceiling fixtures help to supplement bath wall sconces.
Where center ceiling lighting is desired, Ferguson.com has a comprehensive array of flush mount and close to ceiling fixtures for every room in the house, porch and garage for every budget and taste.