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Indoor Wall Lights


Indoor Wall Lights

Indoor wall lights are lighting fixtures affixed to walls on vertical surfaces. Wall lights provide great illumination due to their positioning.

Tips on indoor wall lights:

  • Indoor wall lights are becoming increasingly common to see used as reading lights next to beds.
  • Consider using wall lighting in areas that are dark.
  • Rather than providing general illumination, many wall lights are directional - in other words pointed up or down. This gives a very dramatic look to your home.
  • Wall lights (specially sconces) are very often used in long hallways. Have them spaced about 2 to 3 metres (6 to 8 feet) apart and hung about 1.5 metres (60 inches) high.
  • In the bathroom, wall lights can be used on either side and above the mirror.
  • Determine before purchasing, if your wall lights should be on the practical side or decorative side.
  • For best ambient lighting go for translucent lamps which will provide nice diffuse light.
  • If you want to highlight a room feature then the wall light will need to be about three times as bright as the room's ambient light.

Types of indoor wall lights:

  • Sconces: these are affixed directly to the vertical walls of the home (see under Sconces for the 8 types of sconces).
  • Vanity lights: these are installed above or alongside bathroom and bedroom mirrors to provide additional lighting.
  • Picture lights: these are used for illuminating art and other decorative features.