Interior wall lights are use in several different places in the home as well as in various businesses. You most often see wall lights in bathrooms, bedrooms and hallways, although different styles of wall light fixture can be used in many other rooms as well. Here is a look at some of the different ways that indoor wall lights are used.
Wall Washer Light
A wall washer light is a linear wall light that is used to make a small room look larger or to show off art work that hangs on the wall. This type of interior lighting lights a wide patch on the wall and can either shine the light downward or may wash the wall both up and down.
A wall sconce is normally designed to look somewhat like those old fashioned candle wall sconces that were once so popular. These lights are the perfect wall light fixture for dining rooms to give the room a more formal look as well beside a bathroom mirror to providing lighting for shaving or putting on makeup.
Wall mounted reading lamps have become increasingly popular. These type of wall mounted lamps normally have an adjustable neck or head and are designed to provide light to the pages of the book right where you need it the most. Wall mounted reading lamps come in a variety of different styles and may be place on the wall next to the side of the bed or over the headboard.
Stairway lighting are small wall light fixtures that are normally placed at low level on the wall to light up the steps of a stairway either to show off the architectural features of your stairs or to provide additional safety for people travelling up or down the stairs.
Once you decide what type of wall light fixture will best suit your needs, you need to then decide what type of indoor lighting will best suit your lifestyle and budget. You can choose between halogen, fluorescent, incandescent or LED lighting types.
More and more people are choosing LED lighting over other types of lighting options and here are some of the reasons why.
- LED wall light fixtures are well made and ultra modern since these lights are normally made with the highest quality materials and the latest LED technology.
- LED interior lighting is energy efficient, using only a portion of the energy more traditional lighting options require.
- LED indoor wall lights are long lasting with most of these lights lasting 3, 5 10 years or more before needing to be replaced.
- LED lighting is environmentally friendly in a number of different ways, not only do they reduce the demand for energy, they don’t give off excess heat which can add to global warming, and in addition, these lights are 100% recyclable.
Keep in mind that LED lighting should be installed by a licensed electrician.