Does your kitchen ceiling measure 8 feet or less? Are you having a hard time finding the right light fixture for your space? You’ve come to the right place. I’ll introduce you to 25 of the best low ceiling kitchen light fixtures for your home.
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Table of Contents
- Pendant Lights
- Track Lights
- Flush Ceiling Lights
- Semi Flush Mount Lights
- Cabinet Lighting
- Floor Lamps
- Table Lamps
Pendant lights are a great choice for low ceiling kitchen light fixtures but the best approach is to hang them over your kitchen sink, kitchen island or dining table. The bottom of your pendant lights should measure 30 to 36″ from the surface that that they hang over.
Close to Ceiling Pendant Light
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These large pendant lights are charmers. High ceilings, low ceilings, it doesn’t matter, they’re perfect to hang over your kitchen island or kitchen table. The 18″ dome fixtures come with an adjustable cord and are offered in several colors. With this type of fixture, you can make it as close to the ceiling as you’d like.
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Lantern Pendant Lights
Lantern pendant lights are ideal to hang over your kitchen island or dining table. Their beautiful shape brings the eye upward making them the focal point of the room. The pendants have an adjustable chain for hanging high or low and an open-air frame for a light and airy feel.
Glass Pendant Light
This classy glass pendant light features a sleek bell shade enclosed around a gold socket. The clear glass is ideal for a lower ceiling because it brings a light and airy feel to the space. Use an LED Edison light bulb in the modern pendant to add sparkle to your ceiling.
Ceiling Light Fixtures
Cool dome ceiling light fixtures to hang throughout your kitchen or dining room. The medium-sized pendant lights are offered in several colors and come with an adjustable cord to hang from any ceiling.
Globe Pendant Light
A modern globe pendant light featuring a matte black finish with accents in gold. The pendant lighting can be adjusted to hang high or low. Talk about a great way to spruce up your ceiling space.
Looking for more pendant lighting? Check out my post: 10 Popular Pendant Lighting Fixtures for 2022
Track lights have come a long way in the looks department and can be a really cool addition to your low ceiling kitchen light fixtures.
Silver Track Lighting
This silver track lighting makes a focal point for your ceiling providing directional light in all the right places.
White Track Lights
These white track lights are a great light source for a lower ceiling. The sleek fixtures are trimmed in wood. Both arms and each individual light are adjustable. The track lights can be faced in any direction for as much light as needed.
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Flush Ceiling Lights
Flush ceiling lights lie totally flat with the ceiling to maximize the height of your room. These can hang in any part of the kitchen but they’re best used as the main source of light- not necessarily to go over your table or island. Depending on the size of your kitchen you might need more than one fixture to provide enough light for the room.
Flush Mount Light Fixture
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A three-light glass and iron flush mount light fixture. This stately ceiling light is the perfect flush mount for the center of any room with a low ceiling whether it’s the kitchen, laundry room, living room, or hallway. Its versatility is its superpower.
Modern Ceiling Light
Add this Moravian star modern ceiling light to your space and you’ll have visitors oohing and ahhing. The single light flush mount features seeded glass encased in beautiful gold trim. These low ceiling kitchen light fixtures come in several sizes – hang one, hang a few.
Flush Mount Ceiling Light
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This charming flush mount ceiling light creates a nice focal point for your lighting scheme. Due to its size, it’s best to use the star fixture in a really small kitchen, hallway, study, powder room, or tiny bedroom.
The photo above shows the ceiling light hung in the middle of a mid-sized kitchen- honestly, this flush mount is too small for the space. The best choice for the room would have been to use at least two (if not more) of the star flush lights, one for the center of the room and one over the sink. You always want your lighting to be large enough to fill the space.
The ceiling light can also be used as a wall sconce – how cool is that?
Ceiling Light Fixture
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If you’re looking for a quality kitchen ceiling light fixture- this one’s for you. The glass shade flush mount light is a custom handblown fixture designed and made in the USA. A gorgeous lighting design for any room with a low ceiling.
Flush Mount Fixture
This flush mount fixture is a popular choice on Amazon. It’s an affordable option and features an oil-rubbed bronze finish. The 13″ fixture floods light throughout your entire space. It comes with bright led lights so if you’re looking for strong task lighting- this fixture is a good choice. If you’re looking for a fixture with more of a natural daylight tone, you’ll want to pass on this one.
Industrial Farmhouse Flush Mount Light
A neat industrial farmhouse flush mount light with a cage frame. The ceiling fixture lies flat with the ceiling and is 6 1/2″ tall which is perfect for the middle of your kitchen. It allows enough space to walk under while giving off a good amount of light. You’ll want to use brighter bulbs with this fixture because the cage and dark frame will dim the brightness of the bulbs a bit. LED Edison bulbs are a good choice for this light.
LED Ceiling Light Flush Mount
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A unique LED ceiling light flush mount fixture. The star-shaped beauty measures 19 1/2″ wide, 7″ deep, and holds four light bulbs. An excellent choice when you need one fixture for the center of the room.
Flush Mount Ceiling Lights
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This oil-rubbed bronze trio light is perfect for the center of your room. The fixture features seeded glass shades and flush mount ceiling lights hung at different heights for interest. When hanging this fixture in the middle of the kitchen, you’ll need at least 7′ of clearance from the bottom of the fixture to the floor.
Semi-Flush Mount Lights
Semi-flush mount lights are fixtures with an attached ceiling canopy that lies flat to the ceiling. The body of the semi-flush light is within inches of the canopy making it an ideal choice to hang from a low ceiling.
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These mid-century modern flush lights are fantastic. The unfinished brass fixtures are handmade in the US and feature beautiful glass shades. The globe lights measure 14″ in width and 12″ in height and are offered in a variety of finishes.
A perfect kitchen light when you don’t have much space. This glass shade semi-flush mount measures 9″ tall and only 6″ wide. Don’t let its small frame fool you, this handmade beauty packs a huge punch for low ceilings.
One of the best ways to gain extra light when your ceilings are low is to use under cabinet lighting. Featured are two types of under cabinet lights- the more traditional lights and the LED strip lights. You won’t go wrong with either one.
Under Cabinet Lighting
Versatile under cabinet lighting that can be linked together or used separately. These lights are great when you need ambient lighting in the kitchen without the glare of an overhead light.
Under Cabinet Lights LED
These under cabinet lights are great for tight spots and are so easy to install, no tools necessary. All you do is clean, stick them in place, and connect. A great solution for those dark spaces in your kitchen.
You may think of a floor lamp as an odd choice in your kitchen but when you’re desperate for light, you’ve got to be resourceful. Consider creating your own ambient lighting with floor lamps. Here are a few great floor lamp choices I think you’ll be interested in.
This popular gold floor lamp is nice to use when you need more light in your kitchen. The floor lamp features a clear glass shade and a floor cord with a foot switch.
Black Floor Lamp
A neat black floor lamp featuring 3 cage lights. The stately floor lamp is 68″ tall, comes equipped with a dimmer switch, floor cord, and a sturdy base. The perfect fixture to brighten up the corner of your kitchen.
Table lamps are a great alternative to your kitchen when your ceilings are too low to hang fixtures from. Small lamps can be placed on top of your cabinets or in the dark corners of the kitchen to direct light through the space.
Vintage Inspired table lamp
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This dimmable table lamp is small enough to fit right on your kitchen counter. The dimming light creates a cozy and inviting space that’s perfect for sneaking in the kitchen for a late night snack.
This lamp can only be used with dimmable light bulbs, so be sure you have some on hand. If not, CLICK HERE for bulbs that pair well with it.
Bamboo Table Lamp
This dainty bamboo lamp is a great choice for your kitchen counter. The bamboo light is unassuming and will add to the ambiance of your space.
Silicone light bulbs are perfect for the bamboo lamp- they’ll give your fixture a beautiful glow.
Like an Edison feel for your kitchen? This industrial lamp is the one for you. The handmade fixture features a steel pipe frame, wood base and holds two Edison light bulbs.
If you’ve got enough room for it, this kitchen table lamp is a nice choice for your space. Its minimalist design gives just the right amount of light without being overbearing and its vertical shape gives more light than expected.
I hope you find the perfect low ceiling kitchen light fixtures for your home – one that looks beautiful and floods your room with light.
If you’re looking for light bulbs to pair with your new light fixtures, you can check out my post on Silicone Light Bulbs – The Coolest Candle Light Bulbs You Never Knew Existed. You can also read my post Best Over-the-Sink Kitchen Lighting Ideas for other lighting ideas for your home.
I’d love to hear which one you chose.
Until Next Time-
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