To install heavy ceiling light fixtures, you will need to employ the help of a hickey. At the center of the fixture, you will find a stud where you will screw the hickey. Application of this hickey will vary from case to case though. All this depending on design and weight of the light fixtures for the ceiling. When you start the installation or mounting process you are advised to make sure you have switched off the current. There are models that are much easier to install than others. An example of such a model is the fluorescent fixtures. They are widely available in the market and they are certainly a good choice to go for.
Pendant lighting is also another attractive choice. This type of lighting is typically used to provide light that reflects off the ceiling and diffuse the light around the room. Recessed lighting is also good to use for soft, ambient lighting. Soft white or yellow bulbs are used for this type of lighting which is actually embedded into the ceiling. Flourescent lighting is the typical lighting you find in pretty much any standard commercial building. In homes, it is usually reserved for utility rooms like the laundry room or the "mud room".
For general lighting, you may wish to use an ambient lighting, which lights the whole kitchen, on the form of a flush or drop fitting, depending on the height of the ceiling. For instance you can install a ceiling light over the bar or the table as this will create the mood of the room. It may also be a single pendant light or a group of three or four lights depending of the size of the area to be illuminated.
Choosing the right ceiling light for your home can dictate a design theme or it can blend into your existing decor. All the lighting manufactures have focused a lot of attention on this type of lighting so there are many choices and designs to choose from. The best place to start is recognizes what type of lighting you are looking for what ever it be task lighting or if is going to be used as ambient lighting.
Know the precautions you are required to take so that you avoid common pitfalls. All in all, it is best you leave this task to a professional. This is when you do not feel confident in undertaking the task. There is no doubt that with the right fixtures for your ceiling, you will be in a position to enjoy the pleasant change in your home.
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