What Are The Different Types of False Ceiling Lights?

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Did you know that opting for false ceilings allows you the opportunity to use different kinds of false ceiling lights as well? What are these? Well, this post reveals the main ones to you!

(This is a chapter of a bigger guide on false ceilings in India.)

You can spend months doing up your house — the right wallpaper for your walls, furniture that looks seamless, a modern false ceiling design, the best flooring, spacious almirahs and so much more. However, all of this will fail to make an impact, if the lighting in your house is not enough or efficient. And the type of lighting you use for your false ceilings has the power to change the mood and feel of the space significantly.

Wondering what your options for false ceiling lights are? Here you go:

1. LED Recessed Lighting

recessed false ceiling lights

These lights are the most common. They are cost-efficient, soft and can be easily installed behind a false ceiling. The best way for you to use them is to strategically highlight a part of the room, spotlight an area or unobtrusively put the focus on a wall.

These lights are perfect for a modern house where layers of lighting and combination lighting can work wonders to add a beautiful glow to even the smallest of space.

2. Cove Lighting

cove false ceiling lights

This indirect light focuses on the ceiling and provides gentle illumination down the walls. Combine it easily with floor lamps and hanging lights for effect as well as spotlight. Concealed behind the crown mouldings, they have the power to give any room a luxurious feel and mute down harshness. Cove lighting are also very effectively used to highlight or accentuate an architectural element. So, if your house has a ceiling to display, then they are your best bet.   

These are perfect for spaces where you want a warm, diffused glow.

3. Gimbal Recessed Lighting

gimbal false ceiling lights

The Gimbal recessed lights are your answer to hiding those fragile and ugly-looking bulbs. These flexible and highly efficient lights can create drama in the room with coloured lights or stay subtle without compromising the design of the room in the dim mode.

Easy to install, Gimbal lighting is perfect when you want adjustable lights to direct focus on different objects, especially artworks on the wall or on the bookshelf in the study area.

4. Flush Mount Lighting

flush mount false ceiling lights

Ideal for low-ceiling spaces, flush lights spread light over a large area seamlessly and without being harsh on the eyes. Use this style of ambient lighting in any room–it is an economical solution for places where hanging lights are not a viable option.

Use this versatile lighting solution especially for hallways and constricted spaces with low ceilings, such as the dresser areas and bathrooms.

5. Back-lit Ceiling Panels

backlit false ceiling lights

The ceiling lights that are perfect for creating a natural glow, similar to daylight, are back-lit ceiling panels. If you aspire to create a calm and serene space, then these easy-to-install, compact, made-to-measure luminous ceiling panels are the ultimate solution.

Back-lit ceiling panels provide homogenous lighting across the room and create a warm and improved experience.

Now that you know about the main types of false ceiling lights, maybe you would like to look at some false ceiling designs? These posts have some of the nicest of designs!

And if you need a quick guide to costs and materials, we suggest these three helpful posts we’ve written for you:

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