Not so. They can be mounted upward, but are not "meant" to be that way. You likely also have two studs protruding from the sides that allow a bracket to be used. Then the light can be directed toward a particular area.
They do have mounting studs for a bracket. I thought that with the 25 watt bulbs they should be pointed up away from directly shining on the work surface and paper. I know that no light is "safe" for too long a time so when I get my chemical, film and paper order from Freestyle next week the "safelights" will be tested. The darkroom looks kinda cool with the red safelights. Just like what you see in the movies.
Thanks again for the replies,