Flush or Semi-Flush?

semiflush-lightingWhen you are planning out your home’s lighting scheme, it is fairly common to use either flush or semi-flush lighting fixtures.  Unlike direct task and accent lighting, flush and semi-flush fixtures are ceiling-mounted to provide illumination to a larger more generalized space.  So what exactly is the difference between semi-flush and flush mounted lighting?

Flush Mounted Lighting
The electrical box as well as all the component wires are placed in a space above the room’s ceiling surface. A flush mounted light is directly connected to the inset power source. A wide variety of lighting fixtures can then be mounted flush with the ceiling, eliminating the space between the ceiling and the fixture.

Semi-Flush Lighting
Unlike a flush mounted lighting fixture, a semi-flush light fixture is not mounted flush with the ceiling. Instead, it hangs from a fixed stem attached to the fixture’s base between four and eight inches below the ceiling’s surface.  If the space is too low for a chandelier or pendant, semi-flush lighting is an excellent choice offering homeowners an option of having something a bit more formal than a flush mount fixture to light up their space.

Shown in the setting shot above is Quoizel’s Electra Collection, EL1285CB, in brushed chrome.  This fixture is also offered in palladian bronze.

Quoizel’s flush-mounts and semi-flush mounts are offered in finishes that coordinate with the rest of the design schemes in your home.

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