Home Gym Lighting Options (Five Black Semi-Flush Lights Under $200)


Have you ever needed something for your home, started shopping for that item, and found the perfect item almost immediately, only to have that item become unavailable without a clue when ( or if) it will be back in stock? Of course you have. We all have. Isn’t that frustrating? Because when you start your search again, nothing can measure up to the first perfect product.

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Well, that’s what happened to my search for the perfect black semi-flush mount ceiling light for the high entry of our home gym. The perfect perfect light is this black and gold semi-flush light from Target. And it’s only $90!

But it’s not available, and there’s no indication when it will be back in stock. As perfect as that light was, I couldn’t wait for it to be restocked (especially considering how long things like that take these days), so I reluctantly began my search for another light.

I didn’t want to drag out my search, as I tend to do, so I went to Amazon, put in my search parameters (black, under $200, under 12 inches tall) , and then selected my top five favorites from the results. Here are five.

  1. Log Barn semi-flush ceiling light with seeded glass, $149
  2. Dainolite semi-flush 3-light with black shade, $120
  3. Vanity Art 2-light star semi-flush light, $179
  4. Dainolite matte black semi-flush light, $170
  5. Dainolite 3-light aged brass with black shade, $140

So I made some mock-ups of the home gym lights, along with the black door, and a copy and paste of the floor I was going to use. It’s far from perfect, but you can at least get it an idea what it looks like. And there’s no way these lights can be measured, but mostly we’re looking at style.

Here is the first one Log Barn semi-flush lighting with seed glass.

I’m generally not a big fan of seeded glass simply because I don’t like exposed bulbs (with a few exceptions), and seeded glass doesn’t hide the bulbs well enough for my taste. But I think that’s a really nice light, and it’s in my top five.

Next is Dainolite semi-flush with black shade.

I love the clean look of it. It is simple and modern with clean lines and no frills. It seems perfect for a home gym.

Here is a look at Vanity Art star semi-flush light.

I have to admit that I LOVE star lights, and I’m on the lookout for the perfect star light (one without clear glass exposing the bulbs, and this one fits the bill), and the perfect spot on our house to put up a star light. Can it be done?

Next, let’s look at the Dainolite matte black semi-flush light.

I’m not sure how I feel about light lines with wall strips. It can be very busy visually. But I love the light!

And finally, we have Dainolite aged brass fixture with black shade.

That joke sounds funny because it’s a square light, but the only photo available was taken from an angle. Obviously if I use this light, the square shade will be square on the walls. 😀 My perfectionism with slight OCD tendencies makes me cringe every time I see this light if it’s not perfectly square to the walls.

Making these mockups really helps narrow down the selection. As I was doing this this morning, a light appeared to me as the best option for this place. I won’t tell you which one is unique to me, because I want to see if it is also unique to everyone. Which one would you choose, and why?



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