Outdoor ceiling lights are the most favorite lighting among most homeowners because of their style and utility. They are usually mounted on outdoor ceilings or covered surfaces so that they can illuminate the entire area appropriately. A variety of outdoor ceiling lights are available these days. They can be either modern or traditional depending on how lighting enthusiasts appreciate them.

Modern pendant lights are usually round or square and usually come in a metallic finish. The traditional ceiling lights are usually more attractive and more fashionable and are usually made of high-quality brass and other eye-catching finishes. There is one more category of outdoor pendant lights and that is mission style, which reflects the mission architecture of select mission period homes in the country.

These lighting fixtures normally take their inspiration from lighting artists from the late 1800s and early 1900s. These lamps usually have an art deco look that makes the fixture more alluring and fascinating. Ceiling lights come in a variety of varieties such as recessed, semi-flush, outdoor hanging pendants and lanterns, and even outdoor chandeliers. Art Deco variants such as mission-style outdoor pendant lights are also available as pendant lights.

You can use the modern fluorescent tubes in these fixtures or the regular light bulbs found in most lighting stores. Some people prefer the yellow light emitted by regular light bulbs because these lights make them feel nostalgic and romantic. However, the power that these lights consume can be as high as 100 watts or 150 watts, so they can consume high levels of energy. So many people now prefer the fluorescent lamp which consumes less electricity. But you can still go for the lamps with a yellow shade for their overall appeal.