There are so many advantages to adding wall lighting to your home design. Wall lights are a great alternative to table lamps if space is at a minimum. With a plethora of finishes, materials and designs, everyone is sure to find a wall light that suits their own personal style. Since installing wall lighting applications are common and uncomplicated, the stress of installation is virtually non-existent. You will be able to hire any experience electrician to install your new wall lighting with ease.
Benefits of Wall Sconces
Wall sconce installation is the perfect way to incorporate more ambient lighting in your space when a single overhead light is insufficient. Providing a lovely decorative accent in addition to this functionality, wall sconces work best in hallways, stairways, and other narrow spaces. Some wall sconces have a higher profile than others, so it’s especially important to measure the dimensions of your hallway and the fixtures themselves to be sure the wall sconce has enough clearance.
Recessed and Low-Voltage and Wall Lighting
Aside from ever popular wall sconces, there are other wall lighting options to choose from which may be more appropriate for your home . Low-voltage interior wall lights are an excellent option for areas simply require an accent light. These lights are much more energy efficient but will require a transformer to step down the standard line voltage safely.
Recessed interior wall lights are also a great option for those who desire a more minimalist and contemporary look. These fixtures are nearly flush with the surface of the wall and blend in with your existing architecture. Simply put, recessed lighting keeps a clean look while still accomplishing the goal of even spreading light where you need it.
Not Just For Hallways
Wall lights can be used in virtually every room in your home. They are often installed in pairs—on either side of a fireplace, bed, sofa, or mirror. They help to create a more constant illumination. Well-placed wall lights can work so well, an overhead ceiling light may not be necessary. The practicality of using wall lights to provide just enough task lighting so that others are not disturbed by an overwhelming brightness also adds to the desirability of wall lights in areas meant for relaxing, like bedrooms and living rooms.
Have fun with your wall lighting placement. You may place them symmetrically opposed to each other, or staggered together on one side of a wall. The key is to make sure to discuss your desired placement with your electrician beforehand if a hard-wired wall light is chosen
Outdoor Wall Lighting
Remember, outdoor wall lighting is often the fixture of choice for a home's front porch or exterior entryway. When mounted next to the front door, lighting is convenient for entry. In addition to being decorative and accessorizing the exterior of your home, outdoor wall lighting fixtures, can deter unwanted visitors and give your home a safe, friendly glow. Outdoor wall lights come in many designs, antique lantern styles, art glass and natural materials like copper and brass are popular options. Before choosing your wall light, make sure the description notes that it is specifically rated for outdoor use.
Hire An Expert
Talk to a an electrical contractor about your project for guidance on executing your lighting plan. Lighting design is an often overlooked but crucial component in any home’s decor. Remember, our lighting experts here at Louie Lighting are available for questions at 1877 385 2104 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help choosing the right wall light for your home or business.