Different Types of Lighting Fixtures

Variety of Modern Lighting by Wright Lighting and Fireside

Variety of Modern Lighting by Wright Lighting and Fireside Lighting fixtures make your home brighter and more attractive. At Wright Lighting and Fireside, we offer a range of lighting fixtures in San Jose that will add style to your home. Learn more about the different types of lighting fixtures by reading this article.


This type of modern lighting is mounted or suspended from the ceiling. Track lighting is essentially a linear housing that has multiple heads, which can be positioned anywhere along the track. The direction of the heads can be adjusted to provide lighting to specific areas in the room. Many homeowners prefer track lighting for accent lighting and task lighting.

Recessed and Under-Cabinet

Recessed lighting fixtures are installed above the ceiling so that the opening can be flush with the ceiling. Recessed lighting requires six inches or more of clearance above the ceiling. Insulation of the lighting fixture is essential, as it ensures that condensation does not drip into the fixture. Recessed lighting projects a narrow band of light in one direction, making it ideal for accent, ambient, and task lighting. Under-cabinet lighting is a type of recessed lighting that is mounted under kitchen cabinets. It is very popular for task lighting in the kitchen.


The pendant light is suspended from the ceiling and broadcasts light downward, usually over a kitchen island, countertop, or table. A pendant enhances the décor of a room and can make for a very attractive task and ambient lighting.


Chandeliers are suspended from the ceiling. They direct their light upward, oftentimes over a table or an entryway. Chandeliers elevate the style of any room and provide attractive ambient lighting.

Wall Sconces

Sconces are typically surface-mounted to the wall. They direct light downwards or upwards. Many homeowners buy covers or shades for their wall scones to add design appeal to a room. Wall scones are especially great for task lighting and ambient lighting.