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 item features a specially applied finish, which is particularly durable in harsh weather. While all outdoor lights are designed to be safe for use in wet, hot or cold conditions, this weather-resistant light provides an extra barrier of protection. It is particularly suited for harsher weather, including the corrosive nature of salt-water near to coastlines and sea-water. The finish will last longer and keep the light protected and looking attractive. For the ultimate strength in weather resistance and longevity, this item is a great choice.
The Arts and Crafts movement gave rise to the popularity of Craftsman design, in addition to Mission revival and the Prairie architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Mission Style Lighting is defined by the use of art glass with geometric shapes, solid materials, natural woods, and understated design elements that radiate substance and tranquility.
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.
We bought two of these for our indoor hallway. I love the aesthetics of this light fixture - it reminds of an old California home, which was perfect for the design we were going for. Though it looks great, it doesn't give out a ton of light. The metal pieces around it block chunks of light and cast shadows. Still, with two in our hall, our hallway is lit-up enough and we enjoy the style of the light fixtures. They were bigger than we imagined, which was also great.