The difference between a flush mount and semi-flush mount light fixture is subtle—just a few inches in fact! Flush mount ceiling lights have no distance between light fixture and ceiling, while semi- flush mounts leave a few inches of space. These versatile light fixtures range from a 6”– 21” drop down from the ceiling to allow for installation on 8’ - 9’ ceilings with ample clearance below. Those few inches of space can add additional room for the eye to appreciate the geometry of a semi-flush fixture, and provide a more textured look than clean lines of a flush mount light that hugs the ceiling tightly can. If you are a pendant lighting or chandelier lover who is looking to add a beautiful hanging fixture in a living room or other space that requires more clearance than a traditional hanging light, a semi-flush fixture may be a great option for you!

Our collection includes semi-flush chandeliers, lanterns, and pendants as well as more traditional ceiling light shapes. In addition to this flexibility of form, our semi-flush lights come in a variety of finishes to coordinate with bronze, nickel, antique brass and painted furniture in your home. Several designs include geometric patterns such as grid work and hexagons, while others are more organic in nature with materials like wood beads and capiz pearl. For a truly unexpected statement light, you’ll find eclectic modern and contemporary semi-flush mounts in shapes like starfish, leaves, and flowers. Shaded options include silky sheer to colorful prints and burlap solids, with glass choices from recycled bottle style to sparkling crystal, art glass and colored Murano glass. Our collection also embraces industrial style with metal mesh, engine fans and sleek sculptural designs to traditional and cottage with smoke bell lanterns and vintage schoolhouse lights, you are sure to find a ceiling light to distinguish your style at Shades of Light!

Unsure which room in your house needs a ceiling light update? Check out our How to Choose a Ceiling Light guide for room-by-room advice on placing ceiling light fixtures, as well as sizing, style, and shape ideas!

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