Lighting is an extremely important design element that helps you set the tone and feel of any room. Chandelier, pendant or flush-mount ceiling lamps each provide unique opportunities to add light and visual appeal to offices, conference areas and waiting rooms.
Chandelier ceiling lamps hang from a chain or a single stem. These lamps typically feature dangling crystals or multiple light bulbs encased in glass or fabric shades. Pendant ceiling lamps also hang from a chain or a single stem. Mini hanging pendant lamps include one light bulb, while full-size pendants may include one or more light bulbs. Flush-mount ceiling lamps lay flat against the ceiling and feature decorative glass or plastic covers.
Hang chandeliers, pendants or flush-mount ceiling lamps in hallways, offices or meeting areas. Avoid hanging chandeliers or pendants from low ceilings. Install flush-mount lamps in high-traffic areas or place them on low ceilings. Consider the overall size of the ceiling lamp - for example, a bold, multi-tiered chandelier might feel too heavy in a small space, while a single pendant light might not provide enough light in larger areas.
Traditional on/off light switches allow you to turn the light on and off when you enter or leave the room. Dimmer switches allow you to control the amount of light from the light switch. Remote control switches let you control the light from anywhere in the room. Choose lamp controls that best suit your needs.