Home Ceiling Lights Chicago
Littman Bros |  March 27, 2018

Types of Ceiling Lighting For Your Home

Finding the right ceiling lighting fixture for your home can seem like an intimidating task, since there are so many different types of designs, styles, shapes, colors and sizes of home ceiling lights. Your ceiling lighting is more than just decorative, too, as it can set the atmosphere of your room of choice and serves the functional purpose of adding lighting when and where it is necessary. At Littman Bros Lighting, we offer a large selection of Home Ceiling Lights in the Chicago area, ranging from chandeliers to island lights to flush mounts. Our team of lighting experts can help you find the perfect ceiling lighting fixture for your home’s style, whether that’s traditional, classic, modern, contemporary, minimalist, or something completely different — contact us today!

In this blog post, we break down the many different types of home ceiling lights so you can find the perfect fit for your home. The perfect match should fit the size of your desired room, give you the lighting you want for the room, and complement the other items in the room. Littman Bros Lighting was established in 1979 and we strive to be more than just a lighting distributor — we want to be your go-to lighting resource.


Chandeliers are a type of home ceiling light that add a sense of elegance and sophistication to any room in your home, as they are a great focal point of design for you and your guests to enjoy. They come in a variety of finishes, from glass to copper and gold to green, so you can find one that will well-suit your kitchen, your bedroom, your dining room, or even your bathroom. Chandeliers always feature more than just one light bulb to light up your room of choice, and they’re used a type of ambient lighting fixture.

Most lighting specialists recommend the base of your chandelier should be at least 30 inches above any surfaces, such as a dining room table, or at least 7 feet above the floor so your tall friends don’t have to duck when roaming your home.

Our chandeliers are offered in flexible price ranges because we try our best to fit whatever your budget can accommodate.

Pendant Lighting

Pendant lights are the perfect home ceiling light for you if you want to same style of a hanging light like a chandelier, but without all the pizzazz and multiple lights. Pendant lights typically consist of a single light bulb, and they are a great way to light up an area of a room that doesn’t get much light. But don’t get us wrong — pendant lights are a great trendy way to add beauty to any room in your home, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes that are bound to suit any home’s style.They can be used for ambient lighting or task lighting.

Our pendants come in color finishes such as brass, copper, glass and more, and our pendant styles range from contemporary to farmhouse — all offered at a variety of prices. We also have a vast collection of mini pendant lights for the smaller rooms in your home.

Flush Mounts

Flush mounts are home ceiling lights that are mounted flat against the surface of your home’s ceiling, so they’re perfect for just about any room in your home. They are a more subtle type of lighting than hanging lights, and they point the direction of lighting to a specific downward area.

Flush mounts are best for rooms that have a height of 8 feet or lower, and they are typically used in rooms for ambient or task lighting purposes. Check out our flush mount selection of lighting fixtures!

Semi-Flush Mounts

Semi-flush mount lights are extreme similar to flush mounts in design and functional versatility; however, they usually aren’t mounted flat against the ceiling’s surface, leaving a few inches (anywhere from 4 to 8 inches) between the lighting fixture and ceiling. These types of lighting fixtures make changing light bulbs an easy process, and they light both the room and ceiling area as opposed to a straight-up flush mount.

Semi-flush mounts can fit into rooms that have ceilings between 8 and 10 feet high, and they can be used for ambient or task lighting purposes. They also give more of a chandelier or pendant appearance than flush mounts do.

The selection of semi-flush mounts at Littman Bros Lighting is vast, as we offer nearly 2,000 different types of this lighting fixture. Check out our semi-flush mount selection today!

Track Lighting

Track lighting is great for the big spaces in your home that need lighting, or if your home’s style is more modern or contemporary. Track home ceiling lights have multiple individual light bulbs on one “track” or rail light fixture, and they can hang from the ceiling or mount directly to it. The individual lights on the track fixture can point any direction you choose, making it great if you’re wanting to highlight something specific on your choice of room’s wall.

The price range for this type of lighting fixture is anywhere between $100 and $300, and Littman Bros Lighting offers track lighting brands such as Kuzco Lighting and Quoizel Lighting.

Island Lighting

Island lighting is when a light fixture (like a pendant) is installed above a kitchen island, a dining table or countertop. They can contain multiple light bulbs or a singular bulb, and they can serve both a decorative and functional purpose in your home. Many homeowners utilize island lighting as a focal point of the room they install this type of lighting in.

The selection at Littman Bros Lighting of island lighting comes in a variety of heights, widths, prices and finishes. Our styles include beach, crystal, contemporary, mediterranean, novelty and much more!

Shop Our High-Quality Home Ceiling Lights

Littman Bros Lighting is a Top Rated® National Lighting Supplier, and our team of lighting specialists will work tirelessly to find you the perfect ceiling lighting for your home. You can visit our 10,000-square-foot showroom in Schaumburg (a suburb of Chicago) or you can shop our online catalog — either way, we know you’ll find lighting solutions that match both your design preference and budget.

Need help or have further questions? Give us a call today at (847) 895-5155 or fill out our online form. We look forward to speaking with you!