How to Choose the Right Ceiling Lights for Your Home

March 10, 2023

When you embark on a room renovation in your home, lighting is a significant part of the remodel!

Although it can be tempting to leave lighting alone until the later stages of the project, it’s actually a good idea to make lighting decisions first. Lighting plays a critical role in creating a room’s perfect atmosphere and practicality, so it should be something you carefully consider before beginning your renovation.

Regardless of the room you’re remodeling, it’s likely you’ll need some form of overheaad lights. This type of lighting is typically the main source of artificial lighting in a room.  Because ceiling lights are so fundamental, it’s essential to get them right. Explore our guide to choosing ideal ceiling lighting for your home.


Ceiling Light Features to Consider 

Making a final choice for your ceiling lighting in any room isn’t just about finding a design you love. It’s also a good idea to think about each feature and the benefit it brings to the space. As you plan, what should you consider in potential ceiling lighting?

1. Size

The size of your ceiling light is one of the most important things to get right in a remodel! Ensure you measure the size of the room and get the proportions correct when installing a new light. If the fixture is too small it won’t be able to project enough light in the space. However, if a light is too big, it can be overwhelming and make the room appear smaller. Proportion is everything. Not sure what size is right? Your Jason Wright Electric team can help you evaluate.

2. Energy Efficiency

Low-energy and LED lights are a great option for your ceiling lights. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they can save you money on your energy bill each month. LED bulbs last longer than traditional fluorescent lighting, so you don’t have to worry about replacing them as often.

3. Dimmable Settings

Installing a ceiling light with a dimmable setting is a quick and easy way to change the ambiance in a room and make it bright and inviting or cozy and relaxing. In addition, dimming your lights can be more energy efficient and cost-effective.


Types of Ceiling Lights

To help you find the perfect light for each room in your home, here are several different types of ceiling lights and where they work best in the home.

Pendant Ceiling Lights

Known to be a popular type of ceiling lighting, pendant lights typically hang down into the room from a central fitting. At their most basic, pendant lights can be a simple shade attached to a wire flex. This is a low-cost lighting option that is easy to fit and update as needed. As pendant lights began increasing in popularity, more options became available on the market, making this style of ceiling light a versatile choice for all interior styles and room sizes.

Flush Mount Ceiling Lights

Flush mount ceiling lights nestle up against the ceiling, rather than hanging down into the room. Although they come in various sizes, they tend to work well with small areas and low ceilings, including closets and pantries. Flush mount ceiling lights provide good ambient light without taking up too much space.

Recessed Ceiling Lights

Recessed lighting is an all-encompassing option for homeowners. This type of ceiling light can be used as ambient, accent, or task lighting. Recessed lights are fitted in the ceiling and can be adjusted to spotlight different angles. The option for LED bulbs and a range of finishes makes recessed lighting a popular and flexible choice for modern homes. Recessed ceiling lights are a brilliant choice for kitchens and dining spaces. 

Let Us Help Install Your New Ceiling Lights

If you’re ready to create a more inviting space with a ceiling light remodel, it’s time to call Jason Wright for help with electrical work!  

The Jason Wright Electric team will ensure every detail of your lighting project is executed with excellence from start to finish. For over 25 years, we’ve built a reputation for being Kansas City’s Electrical Concierge — taking care of all your home’s electrical work with superb communication and care.

Whether you know precisely the lighting updates you want, or you’re not sure what lighting changes you need, we’re here to bring it to life. Contact us today to experience our excellent customer service, upfront pricing, and top-notch electrical work! It’s time you feel your desired ambiance as soon as you flip the light switch.