When you first start your search for a ceiling light, the number of choices can be quite overwhelming. You will be presented with a range of choices with literally hundreds of sizes, illumination levels, finishes, and installation options. Brushed nickel, antique brass, and weathered iron are the kinds of finishes you can expect to find in modern ceiling fixtures. These finishes are often combined with glass shades that are treated in various ways that affect how light is cast. For example, ceiling lights with patterned, frosted glass shades provide bright LED lighting while casting eye-catching patterns on surrounding surfaces. Begin your selection process by understanding which kind of ceiling lighting you need.