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Ceiling Lights

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Ceiling lights define your home’s theme and style. These types of light fixtures refer to pendant lights, recessed lights, track lights, flush mount and semi flush mount lights that are hang from the ceiling

Ceiling lights provide general, ambient and task lighting in a stylish and elegant way through a variety of designs and styles.

Lighting is an important part of any space in a home. It doesn’t just illuminate a room but contributes to the whole look and feel of a room. Proper lighting is essential for a home and helps in maximising the use of a space, from cooking, working to relaxing.

Here are the different types of Ceiling lights to help you choose the right one for your home.

Pendant Lights

They are great for general, task, mood and décor lighting. It is a single light fixture that hangs from the ceiling with the help of a cord, chain or metal rod. Pendant lights are generally used in specific areas such as billiard tables, kitchen islands and dining tables. They are either hung in multiples or as a single fixture.


They are the smallest in size and are commonly used around desk and areas that require extra lighting.


These lights can create a new focal point in any area of a room and redefines the entire mood and tone of a space.

Multi Light Pendants

They are multiple hanging lights which are connected to a central fixture. Ideal for use in eating and working areas.

Flush & Semi Flush Mount Lights

These lights are popular fixtures in homes as they are versatile and create well lit rooms. Flush mount lights are directly fixed to the ceiling without a chain or a cord whereas semi flush lights hangs down from the ceiling. These two types of lights can be used interchangeably and are used in areas that have limited space. Typical areas are hallways, closets, laundry rooms and bathrooms. Flush mount lights are ideal for low ceilings and semi flush lights are ideal for higher ceilings.

Recessed Lights

These light fixtures are recessed to the ceiling, hence the name. There are a variety of recessed lights, which are:

Recessed housings

It sits above the ceiling and cannot be seen after installation. There are two types of housings, new construction housing and remodel housing. It is important to know which one will suit your application.

Recessed Trims

Trims are flexible and can face many directions. They come in a huge variety of shapes and styles and are specific to a desired lighting effect.

Baffle Trims

They are the most commonly used and are available in different colours and finishes. The ridges of the trim are designed to minimize the reflective surface to reduce glare.

Lens Trims

Otherwise known as shower trims, they protect the guts of the light fixture from moisture. They are used in the bathrooms and sometimes in outdoor areas.

Adjustable Trims

They are used to aim light in a particular direction. Ideal for highlighting certain areas in a room.

Reflector Trims

The surface of the reflector trim maximises light and gives out a bright effect. Ideal for use in commercial applications and kitchens.

Wall Washer Trims

These lights are designed to control the light emission from the fixture. Ideal for light display in a room.

Square Trims

They are not as popular as the round trim but are similar to their round counterparts.

Decorative Trims

They are ideal for decorating and add style and elegance to a room.

Track Lights

Track lights are great for accent lighting and are a great option to add more lighting to a room. They are easy to handle and gives you the flexibility to add as many individual light fixture lamps as desired.

Lighting Magic has a huge range of lighting to match all your rooms in your house and we have the expertise and advice to point you in the right direction. To get started simply click one of the links below to browse our extensive collections or give us a call on 0161 929 3388 and we will be glad to help you out!

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