When it comes to ceiling lights, there are two main types: flush mount and stem mount. Both have their own unique benefits. It’s important to understand the difference between them before you make a purchase. In this article, we will discuss flush mount ceiling lights in detail. We’ll explain why they are such a popular choice among homeowners.

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40cm Original in Black Ace - Supplied by ProvincialFarmTouch

What Are Flush Mount Ceiling Lights?

Flush-mounted ceiling lights are perfect if an easy installation is necessary. Bathrooms, lounge rooms, and front porch entryways, for example. If you’ve got a smaller ceiling, these Flush Mounts are ideal!

Flush mount ceiling lights attach onto a wall or ceiling with little between. These ceiling lights are adaptable. They are usable both indoors and outdoors, regardless of IP rating. If the ceiling is ‘dry’, you can install these anywhere you desire. Buying lighting online always comes with risks, and ultimately your electrician has the final say, however our 180 day return policy has you covered!

Flush mount ceiling lights provide ambient lighting, used best in high-traffic areas. They create a warm and inviting atmosphere that makes guests feel welcome. They’re great for compact interior spaces and low-profile ceiling light solutions. They are perfect in flats, restaurant interiors, and small house designs. This is thanks to their flat, unobtrusive appearance. Flush mount ceiling lights are also great for bathrooms. They provide a perfect grooming light, focusing light away from the ceiling towards where you need them most. One unique benefit of Flush Mount Lighting, is that lighting can create a “dark ceiling”, making for cozy places of warmth in your home.

One of the main benefits of flush mount ceiling lights is that they are easy to install. In most cases, all you need to do is attach them to the ceiling with two screws! This makes them a popular choice if you want a quick and hassle-free installation, and as far as electricians are concerned, a quick installation also.

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to add some ambient lighting to your home? Flush mount ceiling lights are the perfect solution. With a simple installation process and low profile design, flush mount ceiling lights are a great choice. So, what are you waiting for? Check out Barn Light’s range of flush mount ceiling lights today!

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40cm Original Flush Mount Light in Black Ace - Supplied by ProvincialFarmTouch

What Are Stem Mount Lights?

Stem mount lights are ceiling lights attached to a stem or rod. This allows you to mount them in locations that flush mount ceiling lights cannot reach. Places such as high ceilings or spaces with tight corners.

Stem mount ceiling lights provide a lot of flexibility when it comes to placement. They are also a great choice for use outdoors. They are perfect for illuminating your garden at night so you can enjoy a night under the stars.

Stem mount lights are flush-mounted, meaning their base sits flush against the ceiling.  The low profile design of these lights also makes them a great choice for use outdoors. So, if you’re looking for a flush mount light that can reach those hard-to-get places, stem mount ceiling lights are by extension, a perfect choice!

Black Ceiling Lights in White Mudroom with Grey Tiles
Our 30cm Austin Flush Mount Light in Black Ace w/ 45cm Stems

What’s the Difference Between Flush and Stem Mount Ceiling Lights?

Flush mount ceiling lights are lights directly affixed onto the ceiling with screws. Stem Mount Lighting from Barn Light is supplied with the exact same mounting, however with a rod to drop the shade to. The installation method for both is almost identical.

For example, the difference between flush mount lighting and stem lighting is the actual drop of the light fixture. In flush mount lighting, a nipple is supplied that joins the shade to the ceiling mounting, the lack of stem co-ordinates with zero drop for the installation point. Stem Mount Lighting permits a drop, offered in standard sizing of 15cm increments – this makes Stems ideal for windy locations where a pendant might not work without swaying. Unfortunately a large majority of “stem mounted lights” sold online are not truly outdoor rated, and even if so, these products don’t offer the same durability that Barn Light manufactures so – All of our stem mount, and flush mount lighting is 100% outdoor rated for full weather exposure.

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40cm Original in Black Ace with 45cm Stem Mounted

What Ceiling Light works best for my ceiling?

Flush mount ceiling lights are perfect for areas with low ceilings. They provide ambient lighting and are easy to install. Stem mount lights are a great choice for high ceilings or spaces with tight corners.

Flush mount ceiling lights are perfect for areas with low ceilings, providing ambient lighting and an easy installation process. Stem mount ceiling lights provide a lot of flexibility when it comes to placement and work well outdoors.

Both types of light have their benefits, and Barn Light stocks our entire range with different styles available. You’re sure to find something suited to the look you’re trying to achieve.

Check out Barn Light’s full range of flush mount ceiling lights and don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information on all of your lighting needs.

Looking for Stem Mounted Lighting like this porch front lighting shown below? 

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Front Porch Lighting - Using 40cm Original Stem Mounted Lighting

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