A linear ceiling light is a rectangular shaped light that is either recessed into a rooms ceiling or mounted on the surface of the ceiling. Linear ceiling lights are a great option for rooms that will benefit from bright overhead lighting such as kitchens, dining rooms, and conference rooms.
Why Use a Linear Ceiling Light
A recessed ceiling light has the light fixture recessed up into the ceiling so that the only the light and the bevel around the light shows and is flush with the ceiling. Surface mounted downlights have the ceiling light fixtures attached to the surface of the ceiling.
While recessed ceiling lights are the most popular of the two types of linear ceiling lights there are some benefits to surface mounted downlights. These benefits include:
- Budgetary Concerns- Installing recessed lighting in either a new build or re-modeled home is more expensive than installing surface mounted downlights, which makes installing a surface mounted linear ceiling light cheaper for those who are looking for overhead highlighting while working on a tight budget.
- Aesthetics- While some people aesthetically prefer recessed lighting because of its clean modern look, other people like surface mounted downlights because they find having the light fixtures showing because they choose fixtures that enhances the overall décor.
- Easier to Install- Surface linear ceiling lights are much easier to install because you don’t need to cut holes in your ceiling in order to install the light fixtures. This makes surface ceiling lights much faster to install and prevents cold air from escaping through the holes cut into the ceiling helping you to maintain your homes temperature.
- More Versatile- Recessed downlights must be laid out to avoid pipes, ceiling joists and other obstacles, which makes these lights have less versatility than surface mounted linear lights that can be placed anywhere on the ceiling.
Why Use LED Linear Ceiling Light Fittings
When installing downlighting LED downlights are the best options. LED linear ceiling light provides your room or home with bright light and saves you energy, while requiring less maintenance.
Here at Ultra Beam Lighting we have a variety of ultra modern surface mounted ceiling light fixtures for you to choose from. Our ceiling lights are high quality and unique. All of our ceiling lights uses the latest LED technology, designed to provide you with high quality and long-lasting lighting. Our LED lights has a life of 20,000 hours, which is 20 times longer than standard light bulbs.
Each of our Linear ceiling lights come with a 3 year guarantee and can be used in both homes and commercial businesses including hotels.
Like recessed downlights surface downlights should always be installed by a professional and qualified electrician both your home and your building’s safety.
If you are considering linear ceiling lights for your home then why not take a few minutes and browse the downlights we have to offer. Should you have any questions or wish to order some of our high quality lighting give us a call at 0800-678-5156.