A flush-mounted outdoor light works well attached to the ceiling of a porch or covered entry. They can also be used for a covered patio or deck area. The light is hardwired electrically to the ceiling and operated by a wall switch. It provides good ambient downward light to flood the local area, especially useful above a doorway or entrance. Being close to the ceiling/roof they allow amply head-room for people coming in and out. You may need more than one for a larger porch or wraparound deck.
This light fixture cuts down on light pollution, helping to support a "dark sky". The design ensures that most of the light is directed downwards or out to the sides, rather than upwards into the sky. This is accomplished by reducing the sideways visibility of the light bulb. This helps to reduce light pollution levels and helps to keep the glow of city light to a minimum.
Contemporary and innovative, modern lighting underscores futuristic form and structure, and geometric or asymmetrical shapes. A modern lighting design instills functionality within an artfully streamlined form, radiating a reflective glow while providing clear and bright light. Modern Lighting complements a sleek, contemporary interior with straight lines, and can also create an agreeable contrast with transitional styles.
For outdoor use, ceiling lights should be mounted underneath the overhang of a porch or covered deck. They could also potentially be installed in a garage.
A ceiling-mounted outdoor light fixture will shine its light downward and outward over the local area. At night this light may well spread out over a fairly large area, centered on the porch. But it may not reach to the further reaches of a yard without additional lights. You may want to pair it with some wall/garage lights.
An electrician or person with electrical installation knowledge will need to permanently wire the ceiling light into the building's electrical supply.