Light plays an important part in the look, feel and atmosphere of your house. Whether the light is natural or artificial, the proper use of light can transform your house from drab to dazzling. Lighting comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and mounting options. Flush mount lighting fixtures are a common way to light any room. Flush mount lighting fixtures can be the most versatile of light fixtures as they can be installed in practically any location. They provide enough light to brighten a 12-by-12-foot room with an 8-foot ceiling. The higher the ceiling, the higher the flush-mount ceiling light installs, creating a broader spread of light from the fixture.