The Different Types of Wall Lights and How to Choose the Best One for Your Home

Lighting, Products, Wall Lamps

Wall lighting can be used to create a certain atmosphere or to highlight specific features of a room. They can also be used as general lighting in smaller spaces such as hallways or bathrooms. Not only this, wall lights come in a variety of designs and styles, meaning you’ll have no shortage of options when looking for the right one for your home. There are many types of wall lights but the most common ones include recessed lighting, track lighting, uplight fixtures, and sconce lighting. Let’s take a closer look at all these options so you can make the best decision when it comes time to pick out the perfect wall light for your space.

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What is Wall Lighting?

Wall lighting is light that’s installed on the wall for illumination. There are many types of wall lights to choose from, the most common being recessed lighting, track lighting, uplight fixtures, and sconce lighting. Wall lights are commonly used as general lighting, decorative lighting, or accent lighting. They’re also used as a source of supplementary light, like task lighting. Wall lighting can be installed in a variety of places in your home but it’s most commonly placed in hallways, over staircases, in bedrooms, and in bathrooms. Wall lights may also be used outside of the home. Wall lights serve a variety of purposes but are most commonly used for illumination, decoration, and to add a decorative touch to any room of the house. From creating an ambiance in a living room or setting the mood for a romantic night in the bedroom to illuminating a path in a hallway or stairwell, wall lights are a handy addition to any home.

Recessed Lighting

A recessed lighting fixture is installed into the wall and is then covered with a decorative and often translucent cover. These fixtures are used as general lighting and are often installed in conjunction with other types of lighting. Because recessed lighting fixtures are installed into the wall, they require a permit if you plan on doing the installation yourself. This is because they’re considered an alteration to your home’s electrical system. While it might not be a job for the faint of heart, it’s still a fairly simple process. Recessed lighting fixtures are most commonly used in hallways, staircases, kitchens, and dining rooms. They’re also useful for illuminating artwork, curios, and other decorative pieces.

Track Lighting

Track lighting consists of a long strip of lights that is mounted to a track that’s installed on the wall. The lights can be adjusted to a variety of heights to suit the needs of different rooms. Track lighting is often used as general lighting or to accent certain areas of a room. Because track lighting is mounted on the wall, it’s a great option for smaller spaces where floor or table-top lighting is not appropriate or possible. When installing track lighting fixtures you’ll need to make sure you have enough electrical wiring to support the additional lights. Track lighting is commonly used in hallways, bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms. They’re also great when it comes to illuminating artwork, decorative items, and bookshelves.

Uplight Fixtures

Uplight wall lights are installed on the wall above a piece of furniture or art, and cast light down on to it. Uplight fixtures are often placed in pairs to illuminate a larger piece. This type of wall light is commonly used in a living room setting. Uplight fixtures are typically used with a decorative shade that helps to diffuse the light and make it look more natural. There are many different materials to choose from, including fabric, glass, and frosted acrylic. You can also find uplight fixtures with a variety of coloured finishes or stained wood. Uplight fixtures are commonly used over a sofa or other seating area, a fireplace mantle, and next to a piece of art. They’re also useful for illuminating a bookshelf or a display shelf.

Sconce Lighting

Sconce wall lights are installed in pairs on either side of a door or an entryway and are commonly used to illuminate the path as you enter a room. Sconce lights can also be used to create ambiance and set the mood in a room. Sconce fixtures are available in a variety of styles and materials. You can choose a classic look with a metal finish or pick something with a more modern design. Sconce lights are also available in a variety of colours, including neutral tones and bold shades. Sconce lights are commonly used to light an entryway or a doorway. They’re also useful for illuminating artwork, decorative pieces, and bookshelves.

Other Types of Wall Light

There are many other types of wall lights to choose from. Of course, there are plenty of other types of recessed lighting to select from, such as track lighting and surface-mount fixtures. Other types of track lighting include overhead track lighting, wall track lighting, and ceiling track lighting. Another option is uplight fixtures, which are commonly used in stairwells, near entrances, on bookshelves, and near artwork. Wall sconces are another option for wall lights, which are often used for creating ambiance in a room. Finally, there are other types of wall lights available that don’t require installation. Table-top lamps can be used to light up a table or a display shelf. Wall-mounted lamps are another option, which are often used to light up artwork.

Summing up

Wall lights can be used to create a certain atmosphere or to highlight specific features of a room. They can also be used as general lighting in smaller spaces such as hallways or bathrooms. Not only this, wall lights come in a variety of designs and styles, meaning you’ll have no shortage of options when looking for the right one for your home. Wall lights can be used to create a certain atmosphere or to highlight specific features of a room. They can also be used as general lighting in smaller spaces such as hallways or bathrooms. Wall lights come in a variety of designs and styles, meaning you’ll have no shortage of options when looking for the right one for your home.

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