There are now many different lighting fixtures sold today. These light fixtures have different designs and different themes that range from antique industrial lighting to the very modern ones.
Nowadays, due to the many varieties sold today people have become more picky and choosy on what they want. There are now standards that should be met before industrial style light fixtures can be considered good or great.
Important Considerations before Buying
Before buying any light fixture, you must carefully consider some important factors. The first factor would be the size of the room. It is important to consider the size of the area you want to light up so that you will know the quantity of illumination you need on your light fixture. Second, you must determine whether you require industrial ceiling light fixtures, wall mounts, sconces, or direct ceiling mounts. You must also where you want to place your lighting. Do you want industrial exterior lighting, indoor lighting, or one that can be used for both? Knowing this will help your narrow down the categories you will be going through to look for the best light fixture for you.
In the many varieties sold in the market today, there are five that stood tall and exceeded the rest. These five light fixtures are outlined below along with an overview of the Pros and Cons of each.
Pros and Cons
Here are some of the pros and cons that you can get when you purchase the following light fixtures:
The Design House 519884 Kimball 1-Light Textured Coffee Bronze Indoor Ceiling Mount light fixture is designed mainly for indoor use. Due to its minimalist and classic design, packed with its direct ceiling mount feature, it is popularly used as lighting for hallways, foyers, bedrooms, even as industrial bath lighting.
When purchased, you will get 10 years warranty of the product so you will not have difficulty looking for someone to do the repairs if ever. The product is also ETL/Celt Listed which makes it approved for use.
The product is directly mounted to the ceiling so if you are into hanging lights, then this product may not be for you. Also, the light bulbs supported are only A19 incandescent bulbs and other light bulbs may not work so well. The light bulbs are also sold separately at around $5. The fixture costs $31.53, along with the bulb you will pay around $35.
The Ecopower Industrial Edison Antique Glass 2-Light Wall Sconces Simplicity is one of the many vintage industrial light fixtures sold in the market today. It is packed with two clear glass canopies that promotes brighter lighting as compared to tinted metal covers. The canopies house light bulbs that are exclusively 60 watts only but can either be incandescent or LED.
The item is also UL Listed making it safe for use in households or in commercial spaces. It can also be used as sconces for walls, lighting for gallery paintings and more.
The light fixture is powered through a cord which may limit the distance from the light source. Also, the light bulbs are sold separately so you will have you purchase them separately as well. The light fixture alone costs around $74.99, included free shipping, and the bulbs are around $5 each. Buying both will cost you around $85 to $90.
The Industrial Vintage Style Black Hanging Pendant Light Fixture is hanging light that supports only one pendant light that can run at 120 volts. It can also support both incandescent and LED light bulbs which is great for those who prefer one over the other.
The brass metal finish with the black color makes this light fixture popular among patrons. It is one of the most attractive among the 5 picks in this article. The vintage look and adjustable cage opening also adds to its appeal.
However, like the other light fixture featured here, the light bulbs are sold separately. The light fixture costs around $12.99 due to the discount. Buying the bulbs along with the fixture will cost you more.
The Unitary Brand Rustic Barn Metal Chandelier is another hanging light fixture that has gained popularity in online markets today. It supports 5 pendant light bulbs that are 40 watts each and run at 110-120 volts.
The chandelier design makes it great for dining areas, living rooms and other spaces with high ceilings. However, the cords are adjustable so it can to almost all ceiling heights unless the ceiling is too high. The light fixture also supports not only incandescent light bulbs but LED and CFLs as well.
Also the light bulbs are sold separately at $4 to $5 each so the five will be at $20 to $25. The light fixture is also a bit expensive at $288.99 but mainly because of the 5 light sockets and the metal material used as well as the additional metal cage like covers for the bulbs.
The ieGeek Fuloon Vintage Edison Style Industrial Retro Ceiling Lights Chandelier is another hanging light that is popular among the masses because of its features. It is popularly used as center lighting for dining areas, living rooms, patios, libraries, showrooms and many more areas.
The light fixture sports 8 cables with 1.4 m length that fastens the 8 light sockets to the circular plate that is attached to the ceiling. Also, each socket supports only E27 bulbs that are 40 watts each and can run at 220 volts, and the cables can be adjusted to desired length which is great for those who want to add in design to the fixture.
The light bulbs can either be LED or incandescent which is great for those who are not too fond of incandescent light bulbs due to the dim lighting. The bulbs are also sold separately at $3 to $5 each. Buying the eight bulbs will be at around $40 at most.
The majority of the material used is hard plastic which makes it cheaper at $72.99. When you buy the bulbs along with the light fixture, you will pay around $110 to $120.
If you prefer direct ceiling mounts, the Design House 519884 Kimball 1-Light Textured Coffee Bronze Indoor Ceiling Mount will most probably fit you best. If you are into wall lights, the Ecopower Industrial Edison Antique Glass 2-Light Wall Sconces. The light fixture also sports 2 light sockets which makes it brighter than those single light sconces sold in the market at the same or even higher price.
Now, if your thing is into hanging lights, you can either choose the moonlighting Industrial Vintage Style Black Hanging Pendant Light Fixture which is great with its vintage contemporary design and many other features at a cheaper price. However, if you want to save lighting, you might want to go for multiple lights. There is the full metal Unitary Brand Rustic Barn Metal Chandelier which has 5 lights but is more expensive than its cheaper plastic counterpart, ieGeek Fuloon Vintage Edison Style Industrial Retro Ceiling Lights Chandelier that supports 8 lights.
Whichever you choose, make sure that you weigh all your options carefully and decide which one best meets all your required features.