Ceiling Light Shades

Just like choosing the wrong dress can undermine your look, choosing the wrong ceiling light shades can break your room's appearance. It can make the place look gloomy, unwelcoming, and sometimes smaller than its actual size. With bad lighting, even the most elegant room with the most amazing furniture and fitting will appear gauche. And if that's not something you want, it's essential to choose your ceiling light shades carefully.

1824 products from 3 furniture brands and 3 different retailers.

  • Rad Rings Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Rad Rings Pendant by Shades of Light
    $398.00
  • Cavea 1-Light Outdoor Pendant Lamp, 18"W, Oil-Rubbed Bronze by Kenroy Home
    Free shipping
    Office Depot
    Cavea 1-Light Outdoor Pendant Lamp, 18"W, Oil-Rubbed Bronze by Kenroy Home
    $214.99
  • Webbed Cage Drum Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Webbed Cage Drum Pendant by Shades of Light
    $750.00
  • Veronica Convertible Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Veronica Convertible Pendant by Shades of Light
    $550.00
  • Sleek Frame Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Sleek Frame Pendant by Shades of Light
    $470.00
  • Emerson Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Emerson Pendant by Shades of Light
    $230.00
  • Sophisticated Sophie Convertible Pendant - Boho by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Sophisticated Sophie Convertible Pendant - Boho by Shades of Light
    $598.00
  • Sophisticated Sophie Convertible Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Sophisticated Sophie Convertible Pendant by Shades of Light
    $598.00
  • Hoboken Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Hoboken Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    $539.00
  • Intergalactic Ring Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Intergalactic Ring Pendant by Shades of Light
    $650.00
  • Jute Veil Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Jute Veil Pendant by Shades of Light
    $330.00
  • Perfectly Practical Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Perfectly Practical Pendant by Shades of Light
    $230.00
  • Vivienne Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Vivienne Pendant by Shades of Light
    $230.00
  • Bennett Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Bennett Pendant by Shades of Light
    $426.00
  • Bentlee Large Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Bentlee Large Pendant by Shades of Light
    $240.00
  • Clyde Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Clyde Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    $308.00
  • Double Banded Pedant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Double Banded Pedant by Shades of Light
    $340.00
  • Slim Spotlight LED Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Slim Spotlight LED Pendant by Shades of Light
    $199.00
  • Hoboken Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Hoboken Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    $349.00
  • Urban Floral Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Urban Floral Pendant by Shades of Light
    $849.00
  • Rosalind LED Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Rosalind LED Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    $1,599.00
  • Rosalind LED Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Rosalind LED Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    $2,399.00
  • Marokko LED Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Marokko LED Pendant by Shades of Light
    $949.00
  • Saresh Drum Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Saresh Drum Pendant by Shades of Light
    $719.00
  • Cyrus Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Cyrus Pendant by Shades of Light
    $229.00
  • Cyrus Pendant - Clear Glass by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Cyrus Pendant - Clear Glass by Shades of Light
    $229.00
  • Coastal Charm Pendant Light by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Coastal Charm Pendant Light by Shades of Light
    $120.00
  • Timeless Curves Crystal Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Timeless Curves Crystal Pendant by Shades of Light
    $270.00
  • Rustic Teardrop Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Rustic Teardrop Pendant by Shades of Light
    $300.00
  • Concrete Cone Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Concrete Cone Pendant by Shades of Light
    $200.00
  • Jaxon Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Jaxon Pendant by Shades of Light
    $230.00
  • Radcliffe Convertible Ceiling Light by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Radcliffe Convertible Ceiling Light by Shades of Light
    $330.00
  • Radcliffe Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Radcliffe Pendant by Shades of Light
    $218.00
  • Eli Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Eli Pendant by Shades of Light
    $310.00
  • Patterned Pendant - Ribbed by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Patterned Pendant - Ribbed by Shades of Light
    $218.00
  • Patterned Pendant - Dimpled by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Patterned Pendant - Dimpled by Shades of Light
    $218.00
  • Leo Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Leo Pendant by Shades of Light
    $170.00
  • Axel Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Axel Pendant by Shades of Light
    $398.00
  • Halia Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Halia Pendant by Shades of Light
    $370.00
  • Arched Whimsy Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Arched Whimsy Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    $500.00
  • Arched Whimsy Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Arched Whimsy Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    $663.00
  • Mod Bowl Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Mod Bowl Pendant by Shades of Light
    $60.00
  • Hilton Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Hilton Pendant by Shades of Light
    $198.00
  • Mona Pendant - Tall by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Mona Pendant - Tall by Shades of Light
    $350.00
  • Mona Pendant - Short by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Mona Pendant - Short by Shades of Light
    $370.00
  • Calliope Boho Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Calliope Boho Pendant by Shades of Light
    $736.00
  • Urban Planet Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Urban Planet Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    $825.00
  • Urban Beaker Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Urban Beaker Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    $825.00
  • Urban Dome Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Urban Dome Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    $825.00
  • Urban Planet Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Urban Planet Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    $330.00
  • Urban Beaker Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Urban Beaker Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    $330.00
  • Lamesa Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Lamesa Pendant by Shades of Light
    $199.00
  • True Blue Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    True Blue Pendant - Small by Shades of Light
    $379.00
  • True Blue Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    True Blue Pendant - Large by Shades of Light
    $399.00
  • Lydia Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Lydia Pendant by Shades of Light
    $135.00
  • Lotus Flower Convertible Pendant by Shades of Light
    Shades of Light
    Lotus Flower Convertible Pendant by Shades of Light
    $559.00
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Width or Diameter of the Light

The first aspect of any interior decor and fitting is the space available for it. You have to balance it in such a way that the ceiling light shades look neither too small nor too big.

Usually, if a room is less than 8 x 8 feet, its light shade should stay within 15-20 inches. For a 12 x 12 feet room, you can get a light of 20-30 inches diameter or width. In comparison, a room of 14 x 14 feet works with 22-30 inches of light. 

In the case of a hallway or long space, you can calculate the light size using the width of that area. The minimum diameter of the light will increase by almost 8 inches for every 4 feet increase in its width. The maximum will increase by 10 inches for the same.  

The size standards are also valid for multiple lighting. Although in that case, the dimension of light will be the sum of widths or diameters of all the lights. 

Hanging Height 

Apart from the ceiling shades' size, it's also essential to think of the room height. You can determine the minimum height for light size using the total room height and simple math. Convert the height into feet, multiply it by 2.5 and remove the unit. The number that remains is the minimum height in inches. 

For instance, let's take a room of 8 feet (approx), 8 x 2.5 = 20 feet.

Therefore, the minimum height is 20 inches.

Similarly, to find the maximum height of the lights, just multiply the measured height in feet by 3 instead of 2.5. 

In this case, the maximum height is 24 inches. 

Tip

If you are placing the light above a table or furniture, make sure the light is slightly smaller than the furniture. A difference between the sizes is at least 1 foot. It should also hang at an optimal distance from the furniture. 

Flush or Semi-Flush

Most of the modern ceiling light shades can be classified under flush and Semi-flush lights. Flush lights are ceiling light shades that are fitted directly into the ceiling. They are low profile and best suited with areas where people must walk beneath the light. You can prefer them for hallways, closets, bedroom, kitchen and low height rooms. 

Semi-flush, on the other hand, comes with a canopy or stem. It uses a small base to attach the stem to the ceiling, and then this stem holds the main housing. This type of light is best suited for a larger area with a decent height like a foyer and hall. 

Tip

Although the semi-flush ceiling light shades are best for high height, there are some exceptional cases. For instance, when you are placing them over a dining table. Semi-flush with a low ceiling has a better ambiance enhancing effect on the dining table than a flush light. 

Light Source and Intensity

The filament that illuminates your shaded light will affect both its intensity and its power consumption. Traditionally, the rustic ceiling lights shades used fluorescent bulbs for lighting. However, most of the modern ceiling lights use LED-based light.

You can find multiple variants of LED lights. They are available as strips, bulbs, and even tubes. Plus, you get various colors, shades, and build in them. You can go for a simple white one for a contemporary look or choose a yellow transparent glass bulb-like LED for a rustic look. 

As for intensity, the LEDs are available in multiple Lumen values that you have to select from. Usually, it's best to go for something around 300-400 lumens light for a dining room or kitchen, and around 20 lumens per square foot works best for a bedroom. 

Tip

While buying the light, check its energy rating and ADA compliance. It's also good to get a light with adjustable brightness and light-adjusting sensors. 

Shape and Build

Like every other home decor and accessory, the ceiling light shades come in various designs, shapes, and colors. However, there is no correct method or formula for this part. It will depend on your interior design and its placement. 

For a classic look, you can go for globe shapes glass ceiling light shade, while for a modern appearance, drum lights look best. Similarly, for highlighting a spot or adding creative shadows, you can go for an urn-style light. And the large lanterns are perfect for halls and lobbies with a large floor area. 

Questions and answers about Ceiling Light Shades

What is the cheapest product in Ceiling Light Shades?

The cheapest product is Pierced Metal Cylinder Lantern - Large

Do all Ceiling Light Shades ship to me?

All Ceiling Light Shades on Interiorbeat ship to all states in the US.

Which brands are great at creating Ceiling Light Shades?

At Interiorbeat we have 3 brands in Ceiling Light Shades. The brand with most products is Shades of Light, but also Costway and Kenroy Home are popular brands.