Flush mount ceiling lights are those that attach to the ceiling with no gap between the light fixture and the ceiling. Semi-flush mounts are similar, but they have a stem (or some other part) that creates a gap between the fixture and the ceiling. Both styles are ideal for rooms where general illumination is needed but there is no room for a hanging fixture. The bottom of any ceiling fixture should be at least 7 feet from the floor; flush and semi-flush mounts are ideal for a room with low ceilings.
Flush Mount Ceiling Light Sizes
The most common height range for flush mounts is between 5 inches and 10 inches. While there are certainly those that fall out of this range, this is where the best selection can be found. Diameters also vary but are often between 10 inches and 18 inches.
Think Before You Buy
The below examples are only a tiny fraction of the shapes and styles available. Before you buy, think about how big a presence you want your fixture to have in the room. Some blend in while others become focal points. Decide what kind of impact you want to create. Be sure to check the wattage. Overhead lights like flush mounts are usually intended to provide ambient light, but some are more decorative than anything else and do not provide as much light as some rooms need. Do your research before you buy.
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Addison Flush Mount Lamp
At 4.5 inches in depth this fixture sticks close to the ceiling, taking up very little space, yet the visual impact is huge. Definitely traditional, this light is great for those with classic tastes.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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For those who want their lights to blend in a bit and not have a huge decorative impact, this type of ceiling light is great. It is simple and the double drum shade still has style.
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The great thing about this art deco-style fixture is that it can also transition to modern rooms. It is definitely a show-stopper so use it in a room where you want to make a statement.
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Polished Nickel Puck Light
Definitely one for contemporary spaces, this sleek, polished nickel flush mount has an unassuming style well-suited to modern rooms.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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At 25 inches wide this sculptural beauty has a big presence. Reminiscent of the sun's rays, it is sure to draw admiring eyes upwards in any room where it is installed.