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Classification of Home Lighting Fixtures

Whether it is a home environment or a public place, lights and lights are indispensable items, and lights and lights have brought great convenience to our lives. There are many types of lights. Different materials, styles, applications, etc. can be subdivided into various lights. Various types of lights also have different characteristics. Due to their different shapes and performances, they have their own places in the warm home. What are the specific types of lights? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these common chandeliers, wall lights, ceiling lights, floor lights, LED table lights, and ceiling fan lights? Take a look at the classification of home lighting fixtures.

Light types


Pros: Luxurious atmosphere / modern minimalist style can control

Disadvantages: the light is dazzling, the floor height is higher, the price is more expensive, and the cleaning is troublesome

Applications: living room, restaurant, lobby, etc., large luxury homes are commonly used, shopping malls, hotels, etc.

Style: Crystal chandelier, European-style candlestick chandelier, Chinese-style chandelier, modern stylish chandelier

Material: glass, marble, metal, wood art, iron art, resin, copper light, etc.

Purchase: Look at the shape, material, style, number of lights, quality, brand, after-sales, etc.

Installation requirements: The installation height of the chandelier should be no less than 2.2 meters from the ground.

Cleaning and maintenance: Wipe clean with a dry cloth, replace the aging light, and switch the light infrequently

Ceiling light

Advantages: simple and clean installation, generous style, soft and even light

Disadvantages: relatively monotonous, not suitable for installation on ceilings made of flammable materials

Application: living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, etc.

Style: Full-plate tile type, side-lighting type, ring pipe tile type, ring pipe angle type

Material: Lightshade is plastic, plexiglass

Purchase: Look at the light source and identify the color temperature; look at the area and choose the power; look at the style and choose the style; look at the details and choose the quality; look at the logo and choose the brand

Installation requirements: should be embedded bolts, or fixed with shrink bolts, nylon plugs or plastic plugs

Cleaning and maintenance: the shell can be removed and washed, convenient and simple


Advantages: concealed, does not take up space, and the light is more uniform

Disadvantages: Need to open holes and troublesome replacement

Application places: ceilings around the main lights, living room ceilings, aisle ceilings

Style: large (5 inch) medium (4 inch) small (2.5 inch), the maximum household downlight does not exceed 2.5 inch

Material: The material of the panel is iron, die-cast aluminum, aluminum, stainless steel; the main material of the light head is ceramic; two reflective plates, mirror and matte.

Purchase: panel material, light head safety, reflectance

Installation requirements: Generally, the depth of the ceiling should be more than 13 cm. Downlight installation distance is generally 1-2 meters.

Cleaning and maintenance: Soak the rag in water and wring, then wipe the bulb.


Advantages: local lighting, freely changeable angles, set atmosphere, rich colors

Disadvantages: large area use, easy to cause light pollution

Application: Around the home ceiling, background wall, wine cabinet, cupboard or baseboard

Style: Quartz spotlight, grille spotlight, seat spotlight

Material: metal spray, ceramic material

Purchase: choose low-voltage spotlight, because it has a longer service life and higher light efficiency; high-quality light cups use a vertical structure, ordinary light cups use a horizontal structure

Installation requirements: The position of the track light from the wall is generally 30 cm, and the ceiling installation requires only 6 to 8 cm.

Cleaning method: wipe with a dry cloth, and pay attention to prevent moisture intrusion

Light strip:

Advantages: decorative, soft light, layered and transparent

Disadvantages: It is easy to accumulate dust and it is all one meter. It cannot be disconnected.

Application places: under the partition of the cabinet, above the background wall, at the baseboard, under the stairs

Style: round tube, flat tube, easy to make arc, round, etc.

Graphics, text, etc.

Material: LED light, FPC (flexible circuit board) or PCB rigid board

Purchase: Look at the solder joints, look at the cleanliness of the surface of the LED light strip, look at the accessories, the recommended warm white for general home improvement

Installation requirements: The installation height should be a little less than 1/3 of the entire ceiling height. If you want to hide the light strip in the first-level gypsum board ceiling, you must ensure that it has a minimum of 8CM.

Cleaning and maintenance: vacuum cleaner is preferred, or wipe with a wet cloth

floor light

Benefits: Concise, generous, decorative, often used as local lighting, convenient to move

Disadvantages: high price, occupying a certain amount of ground space

Application: sofa, coffee table corner, bedroom corner

Style: tube cover is more popular, and lantern-shaped are more used; direct-lit floor light, top-lit floor light

Material: The bracket of the floor light is mostly made of metal and rotary wood.

Purchase: Choose styles, such as modern simplicity, industrial style, retro and so on. Choose dimmable

Installation requirements: The floor of the floor light should be 1.8 meters above the ground

Clean and protect from moisture, dust, and frequent switching

Ceiling Fan Light

Advantages: decorative, combined with fan lighting.

Disadvantages: the height of the floor is not enough to appear depressed, easy to dazzle, hidden safety risks, easy to break, bad style

Application: living room, bedroom, dining room, study, etc.

Style: Conventional fan leaf ceiling fan light; Invisible fan leaf ceiling fan light, closed to retract fan leaf; leafless ceiling fan light

Material: iron, wood

Purchase: Select the capacitor motor, speed adjustment gear, check the quality, and adjust to the maximum gear for obvious noise, jitter, heat, etc.

Installation requirements: the net height of the floor cannot be lower than 2.9 meters

Cleaning and maintenance: clean with a wet cloth, pay attention to moisture and rust

Wall light

Advantages: strong decoration, long life

Disadvantages: uneven brightness, high price, high heat output

Applications: aisle, balcony, bedroom headboard, bathroom mirror headlight

Style: Chinese wall light, European wall light, creative wall light, simple wall light, crystal wall light

Material: Crystal wall light, parchment wall light, ceramic wall light, glass wall light, acrylic wall light, metal wall light

Purchasing: The color of the wall light matches the color of the wall, the quality of the lightshade, the light brightness is better, the metal bracket is anti-corrosion

Installation requirements: The wall light installation in the living room is generally about 1.8 meters in height, the height of the bedroom wall light is about 1.5 meters from the ground, and the distance between the aisle wall light and the ground should not be less than 2.2 meters

Cleaning and maintenance: just wipe off the dust with a damp cloth, and switch it infrequently

Table light

Advantages: local lighting on demand, eye protection desk light environmental protection and energy saving

Disadvantages: expensive, poor quality, easy to stroboscopic eye damage

Application places: Decorative table lights for general living rooms, bedrooms, etc., energy-saving eye-protection table lights for workbenches and study desks

Styles: eye protection table light, European table light, creative table light

Material: The materials of the lightshade are acrylic, cloth, glass, resin, plastic, etc.

Purchase: Choose non-glare light source, warm white, adjustable light source, incandescent light = halogen light> energy saving light> LED light

Installation requirements: The height of the table light is 40-50 cm from the written

Cleaning and maintenance: Wipe with a wrung soft cloth

Emergency light

Advantages: power outage for emergency lighting

Disadvantages: Many counterfeit products do not work during critical emergencies

Application: home, stairwell, elevator, audience hall, business hall, evacuation walkway, etc.

Style: Fire emergency lighting, fire emergency indicator

Material: Generally made of iron

Purchase: Whether the function switch is normal, whether the accessories are firm, and don’t try to buy cheap and inferior products at low prices

Installation requirements: Generally, it is installed at a height of 2.2 meters or more.

Cleaning and maintenance: wipe with a damp cloth, or dust with a duster

Smart Lighting

Benefits: intelligent induction, efficient and convenient, easy to adjust, energy saving, power saving, various modes, self-defined

Disadvantages: the price is more expensive, the operation is more difficult, not suitable for the elderly and small space houses

Application: high-end fashion villas, commercial, public places

Style: network control type, point (light) control type, area control type

Purchase: The intelligent lighting system is more complicated, try to choose those big house whole house intelligent lighting manufacturers

Installation requirements: The system implements multi-point control, the system control circuit is strictly separated from the power circuit, and the installation must be reliable, stable, neat and beautiful

Cleaning and maintenance: regular maintenance control system

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