Adding wall lights to your décor enhances the atmosphere, provides task lighting, safety illumination, and ornamental beauty. Today’s wall lights go far beyond ornate sconces for formal mansions. Wall lights belong everywhere, from a student apartment to office hallways. Explore the wide selection at LuxeDecor to discover the wall lights that best suit your décor.
You commonly see wall lights in a hallway or entryway, or outdoors on the side of the building. They belong in many other rooms, as well. Turn on the overhead light in any room to reveal its shadows. Do you note dark corners or room sections with no light? You can solve that problem with wall lighting without taking up floor or desk space. Also, determine the décor style of the room and shop accordingly.
For example, the Minka Lavery Parsons Studio Brushed Nickel Glass Vanity Light set suits a modern décor, but you could easily use the Minka Lavery Chrome Glass Vanity Light set in a mid-century décor. Try the ornate Schonbek Bagatelle Wall Sconce in Victorian or Edwardian décor. Match the light on the wall to the décor scheme.
Automated lighting or motion sensor lights work well in outdoor settings and hallways. Use these options in settings where you need safety lighting since they will turn on as soon as an individual approaches. You can use plug-in wall sconces to light areas that don’t have a wall box. A wall box refers to the electrical installation within a wall that lets you add a light to it.
Some sconces provide an adjustable hinge. This feature lets you use them as an uplight or a downlight. This proves handy, especially with outdoor wall lights. Some of the available sconces feature one bulb, but you can find bar lights with two, three, or four bulb fixtures attached. These larger fixtures provide a greater amount of light or spread out the illumination. They may use a smaller wattage bulb in each fixture. A single bulb fixture might provide just as much wattage, but would provide only one area of focus, while the bar with multiple lighting fixtures attached would illuminate a larger area and spread the light over a larger space.
Consider the type of light bulb the fixture uses. You can purchase sconces that use traditional incandescent bulbs, LEDs, or fluorescent tubes. A fixture will only use one type of those bulbs and will be rated for up to a specific wattage. LED bulbs last longer and require fewer bulb changes. Florescent bulbs flicker in odd ways when going out and provide a rather harsh light. Traditional bulbs use more energy but provide the type of soft light to which you may have become accustomed.
Not all room wall lights work the same. A few different styles exist, each with its own application. Some of these are interchangeable such as an artwork light can also work as a downlight, or a swing arm light can work as a reading light. This is not true of every type, so shop with care. Here are the various types:
Consider how you will use the lighting. You might need one light to illuminate a reading area or many to light a hallway. Safety lighting requires more sconces. You need to place a wall light every eight to 10 feet for safety illumination. In addition:
Check the rating of your wall box. You need to know what wattage and voltage you can safely use. If you do not already have a wall box in the room in which you want to add lighting, you will either need to have an electrician add one or you must use plug-in wall lights. This means you need an electrical outlet near the area where you want to install the lighting.
If you do not have an outlet or a wall box where you want to add light, you will need to either have one or the other installed or you need to purchase battery-operated or solar wall lights.
Whether you want single wall sconce lighting, a bank of three or four lights in a row, or to rim your bathroom vanity with anti-glare lights, LuxeDecor offers it. You can find outdoor wall lights for cabin decks, wall lights for bedroom décor, or modern wall lights for every room at LuxeDecor. Let us help you find the wall lighting to beautifully illuminate your home's interior and exterior. Shop the extensive selection at LuxeDecor today.