ISSUE 40  |  Nightshade

10 Easy Pieces: Black Porch Ceiling Lights

October 08, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Darkness falls. Here are 10 of our favorite black porch ceiling lights that keep a low profile (with either a flush or semi-flush mount) at prices from high to low, to cast a golden glow:

Above: A Vintage French Farmhouse Flushmount fixture rated for use in a sheltered porch. It comes in five finishes, including weathered zinc and matte black and three sizes, at prices ranging from $169 to $349 from Restoration Hardware.

Above: A flush mount Marine Light is UL-listed for wet locations; in a bronze finish with seeded glass is measures 10.5 inches high and is $420 from Circa Lighting.

Above: A matte black industrial style Ceiling Light from Tuscany-based designer Terme is made of durable gravity die cast aluminum and has a blown glass shade; €148 from Terra Lumi.

Above: Jet black, a powder coated aluminum Bremerhaven Small Functional Ceiling Light manufactured by family-operated Bolichwerke in Germany is €142 from Terra Lumi.

Above: A Nantucket Ceiling Light comes in three finishes including matte black (shown) and has a seeded glass globe. Suitable for use outdoors or in, it is $99 from Shades of Light.


Above: Known for exquisite craftsmanship, designers Robers Leuchten brings the same attention to detail to small residential lights as to the fixtures at they make for the Frankfurt Opera House. A wrought iron Ceiling Light has a frosted shade and is available in 10 finishes including Old Black. It is €545 from Terra Lumi.

Above: Made in Portland, Oregon, a porcelain Alabax Small is a flush-mount fixture suitable for use in a sheltered space and is available in four colors including black (shown); $85 from Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: Rated for use in a damp setting, a porcelain Hannah Small Semi-Flush Mount fixture comes with a choice of 48 shades, including rubbed bronze (shown). As configured, the light is $200 from Rejuvenation.

Above: A small Semi Flush Mount Fixture from Hubbardton Forge is handmade, takes a 60-watt bulb, and is rated for use in a damp location; $310.50 from Build.

Above: From Thomas Lighting, a matte black Outdoor Ceiling Lantern is made of diecast aluminum, has a clear glass shade, and is rated for use in a damp location. It is $13.89 from Amazon. 

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