Many homeowners find that wall sconce lighting or a lighting pendant isn’t sufficient light for everyday outdoor activities. In this case, an outdoor ceiling light is needed to supplement with overhead lighting. Also, many homes feature a porch or deck with an extended roof—in this case, it would be wise to install outdoor ceiling lighting as opposed to wasting time and money on wall sconces and post lighting. The reason for this is simple: the higher up the light, the better it illuminates any given area.
Outdoor lighting fixtures for ceilings come in many shapes, sizes, styles and finishes from a traditional bronze-finished semi-flush ceiling light to contemporary brushed nickel flush mounted ceiling light fixtures. Ceiling fan light fixtures are also available and are immensely popular in the swampy South to cool friends and family. This variety gives everyone something to suit their own taste when it comes to shopping for exterior home lighting.
An outdoor ceiling light is obviously chosen accruing to personal home styling, but they should definitely be outdoor lights that are rated specifically for outdoor use in case of inclement weather. Buying indoor lighting ceiling fixtures that aren’t rated for outdoor use in areas prone to rain and snow can cause electrical problems, and possibly be a hazard. In addition to this, the lighting fixtures will not be as durable and long-lasting as their outdoor counterparts, since they were not manufactured to be used outdoors. In some cases, outdoor ceiling lighting may cost more than an indoor ceiling light because of their outdoor use rating, but it is an investment well made. (more…)