A Guide to Semi-Flush Convertible Lights

Do you know what a semi-flush convertible light is, and where to use it? Here is Progress Lighting’s guide to Semi-Flush Convertible fixtures.

What Is a Semi-Flush Convertible Fixture?

Semi-flush convertible fixtures are versatile lights that can be installed either as a semi-flush mount or as a pendant, bringing versatile style to many rooms of the home. These fixtures include both chain and stem so their hanging height can be customized as desired.

Semi-Flush Convertible Light mount-types

A semi-flush mount fixture is suspended from the ceiling, leaving a small gap between the ceiling and the fixture. This gap allows for an uplit effect while also providing direct downward light. These ceiling fixtures produce a better ambient light effect than flush mount fixtures and are ideal for foyers, hallways and bedrooms. They are suitable for rooms with a low ceiling where illumination is needed but where there may not be room for a longer hanging fixture, such as hallways, bedrooms, living rooms or any space that would benefit from a captivating play of light.

Easy Conversion to a Pendant Light

Semi-flush mount convertibles can easily be converted into a pendant with the included chain and stem pieces, becoming a nicely oversized light that can be installed over kitchen islands, dining tables and in foyers.

Customize the hanging height of the fixture to the space using the chain and stem pieces. Keep 30 to 36 inches of space between the countertop or table and the bottom of the luminaire. The fixture's base should measure at least seven feet from the floor if installing the convertible pendant in a foyer.  

Our Favorite Semi-Flush Convertible Lights

Here are some of our favorite semi-flush convertible lights.

Blakely Terrazzo Semi-Flush Convertible LightsThe Blakely collection two-light semi-flush reversible fixture is a fashion-forward design style. An open, airy rectangular frame celebrates geometric interplay with clean, straight lines. Inside, candles on a sturdy iron frame offer a fresh remake of traditional style. Use clear bulbs to further the modern character of this luminaire.

Debut Semi-Flush Convertible Lights
A new category of vintage modern fixtures takes center stage with the
Debut semi-flush convertible fixture from our Design Series collections. Delicate details create statement-making focal pieces for a variety of interiors. In addition, Debut provides a fitting stage to feature nostalgic, vintage lamps. Or customize the look with glass accessory shades in clear or frosted seeded finishes (sold separately).

Toll Brothers Sandbar Semi-Flush Convertible Lights

CREDIT: Toll Brothers

The luxurious Sandbar semi-flush convertible by Jeffrey Alan Marks for the Progress Lighting Point Dume Collection mixes milk glass with tiers of mellow brushed Brass bands. Light glows between the metallic bands and is also cast from below for a beautiful wash of light. Industrial details include metal rivets, a substantial finial and polished stem rods.

Sequit Point1 Semi-Flush Convertible Lights

Also from the Jeffrey Alan Marks Point Dume™ Collection is the Sequit Point semi-flush convertible luminaire. With all the romance, mystery and architectural presence of a lighthouse, the Sequit Point Collection glows in the same way lighthouse beacons used strips of glass to focus light and safeguard the rugged coastline. Mercury glass sleeves stand in tandem with clear glass rods, trimmed with Antique Nickel bands top and bottom. Sleek antique nickel hardware is used to convert the fixture from a semi-flush ceiling light to a hanging pendant and vice-versa.

lowery collection Semi-Flush Convertible Lights
Lowery Collection raises the bar on contemporary design with layered, textured black and distressed gold leaf panels that cast a shimmering reflective illumination, highlighting the beautiful contrast between light and dark.

Interested in learning more about how to install semi-flush convertible fixtures? Watch our video! Or visit our website to find the perfect style for your home.

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