The Best Affordable Unfinished Basement Light Fixtures
These affordable light fixtures are perfect for unfinished basement ceilings. Whether you have a single light fixture or several light fixtures, here are some options that are more interesting than standard boob lights.
When I was choosing light fixtures for my basement, I chose really simple lighting. However, there are some prettier options for unfinished basement light fixtures.
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Choosing Lighting for an Unfinished Basement
Things to Consider When Choosing a Light Fixture for Your Basement
There are many things to consider when choosing light fixtures for a basement.
In unfinished basement ceilings, recessed or flush mount fixtures work best. Semi-flush might work if your ceiling a bit higher.
Here are some other things to think about.
Your Ceiling Height
Lower ceiling heights require smaller fixtures. Higher ceilings can get away with slightly larger light fixtures.
How Many Light Fixtures Do You Have?
If you only have a single fixture in your room, you’re going to want lighting with more than one bulb.
However, if you have several light fixtures in your room, a single bulb fixture will work best and keep the lighting from being too overpowering.
Use of Room
How you plan on using the room will determine how much light to add. A craft room or laundry room needs more lighting than a media room or a bedroom, even.
Darker rooms can get away with the lighting with interesting cage globes. These globes are gorgeous, but can cast distracting shadows in rooms where light quality is a must.
Desired Mood for Room
How do you want your room to feel? For my craft room, I need it to feel bright and inspiring. However, I want my media room to feel dark and moody.
Style of Room
The light fixture style should complement the style of your room. Luckily, there are many choices available in a variety of styles.
Existing Natural Light
Basement rooms with existing natural light may not require as much lighting as a room without windows.
Flush Mount Fixtures for a Basement
These lighting choices are perfect for an unfinished basement ceiling. The flush mount fixtures are perfect for the lower ceiling height of a basement.
KOONTING Vintage Industrial Flush Mount Ceiling Light
I love this cage ceiling light. This light is perfect for a room where shadows won't be an issue. If you can get away with the warm glow of a vintage style bulb, even better!
Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Black Star Light Fixtures Ceiling
This simple light is one of my favorites. I love the modern star shape! So fun! And the exposed bulb provides plenty of light.
KOONTING Retro Vintage Industrial Flush Mount Ceiling Light
Another fun caged light. Once again, perfect for rooms where shadows won't be an issue.
Globe Electric Harrow 1-Light Semi-Flush Mount Ceiling Light
I love the gold and black combination on this light fixture. The clear bulb is perfect for rooms that need a bit more light.
Semi Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Industrial Clear Glass Shade Light Fixture
This classic style will always look good. The clear glass globe allows plenty of light for working.
Lampundit 6-Light Flush Mount Industrial Ceiling Light, Matte Black Finish
This modern light fixture has such a low profile. Perfect for the lowest of ceilings where you need more light but only have one light fixture.
mirrea Mid-Century Semi-Flush Mount Sputnik Ceiling Light with 8 Lights
Another beautiful, modern choice for a room with only one light fixture.
Another classic style. The white globe will dim some of the light, so use it in a space where clear light is not necessary.
A modern take on a vintage classic. This tiny light would be great in a room with lots of light fixtures. The clear globe provides light without taking up a lot of visual space.
I love this style of light fixture so much. Classic, yet modern. The clear glass globe will provide plenty of light.
Kichler 38171 Distressed Wood Semi Flush Mount Light, 3, Black Metal
This light has a masculine feel that I love. And that bubble glass is so pretty.
Avesso Antique Silver Semi Flush Mount Ceiling Light
Another take on a cage light, with a modern twist. Great for rooms where shadows don't matter.
Mitzi Avery 11"W Polished Nickel Ceiling Light w/Navy Shade
Looking to add some color? This gorgeous navy fixture is perfect!
I love the simplicity of this design.
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