What is a semi flush mount ceiling light
Semi-flush mount ceiling light is a type of light fixture that hangs just a small distance (approximately 4″-8″) between the ceiling and the body of the fixture. This small separation between the fixture and the ceiling enables a room to be amply illuminated as light not only casts downward but upward reflecting off the ceiling as well. These valuable light fixtures allow for installation on 8’ – 9’ ceilings with ample clearance below.
Semi flush mount lighting is particularly suitable for providing decorative flair and warm, welcoming interior lighting, especially in foyer areas or the entryway. These low profile lights also act as focal points for kitchen lighting, for adding light over breakfast nooks or for being the primary source of light in smaller dining rooms. In the bedroom, where lower ceilings often exist, semi flush ceiling light pairs with wall sconces, reading lamps or table lamps to provide ample light coverage in the space. In the hallway, any of these decorative fixtures will offer the illumination you need without hanging too low from the ceiling.
Semi flush mount ceiling lights come in a variety of finishes. It is advised to use the existing finishes around your home as your cue for selecting the right finish that is perfectly compatible with your furniture and accessories. If the door handles and cabinet hardware are all in brushed nickel, choose lighting fixtures in a complementary finish. Popular semi flush mount light finishes include: brushed nickel, satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, antique bronze and white.