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Exterior Wall Mounted Downlights & Low Glare Wall Lights

All of these wall mounted downlights are designed to provide glare free lighting. They will allow you to walk to your front door without being blinded yet will provide a great light allowing you to find the key lock! Glare can be associated with directly viewing the filament of an unshielded or badly shielded light, these fittings avoid that issue.

Many of these downlights are dark sky friendly and, contrary to the belief that brighter is better, over-illuminated areas can create harsh shadows and glare, reducing visibility. Dark sky-friendly lights improve visibility by reducing glare.

Dark skies are not only a natural resource but also part of our cultural heritage. They enhance the beauty of the natural environment and allow cultural practices like astronomy to flourish.

By incorporating dark sky principles into lighting design, we can enjoy the practical benefits of artificial lighting without sacrificing the beauty and utility of the night sky.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information and advice. Alternatively call our sales team on 01780 767617 if you require more information.

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Low Glare Half-Moon Exterior Wall Down Light Low Glare Half-Moon Exterior Wall Down Light

Low Glare Half-Moon Exterior Wall Down Light

9 Options
£27.45
Two Widths - 200mm or 270mm
Adjustable Mains Spotlight - Can Be Mounted AnywhereAdjustable Mains Spotlight - Can Be Mounted Anywhere

Adjustable Mains Spotlight - Can Be Mounted Anywhere

3 Options
£30.00
Silver Grey, Black or Stainless Steel
Block Wall Mounted Downlight for Inside or Out - GU10 LEDBlock Wall Mounted Downlight for Inside or Out - GU10 LED

Block Wall Mounted Downlight for Inside or Out - GU10 LED

3 Options
£46.00
Black, White or Painted Silver Finish
Modern Entrance Wall Light with PIR Movement SensorModern Entrance Wall Light with PIR Movement Sensor

Modern Entrance Wall Light with PIR Movement Sensor

2 Options
£58.00
Style and Safety Built-In - Adjustable Dusk, Time and Sensitivity
Modern Architectural Exterior Wall LightsModern Architectural Exterior Wall Lights

Modern Architectural Exterior Wall Lights

2 Options
£34.00
Single or Twin Light Options
Gunmetal Exterior Wall Washers - Single or TwinGunmetal Exterior Wall Washers - Single or Twin

Gunmetal Exterior Wall Washers - Single or Twin

2 Options
£42.38
Available as Single or a Double Lamp Option
White Cube Exterior Wall Light - Up and Down Light DistributionWhite Cube Exterior Wall Light - Up and Down Light Distribution

White Cube Exterior Wall Light - Up and Down Light Distribution

 
£68.00
Replaceable Lamps - with Wide Light Distribution
Foresail Low Glare Design Exterior Wall Fixed DownlightForesail Low Glare Design Exterior Wall Fixed Downlight

Foresail Low Glare Design Exterior Wall Fixed Downlight

 
£79.00
IP44 Rated GU10 Fixture in Urban Grey
Outdoor Low Glare LED Exterior Wall LightOutdoor Low Glare LED Exterior Wall Light

Outdoor Low Glare LED Exterior Wall Light

2 Options
£115.00
Energy Efficient - Chose Black or White Finish
Wall Fixed GU10 Downlight - Use Inside or OutWall Fixed GU10 Downlight - Use Inside or Out

Wall Fixed GU10 Downlight - Use Inside or Out

3 Options
£39.95
Black, White or Brushed Aluminium - IP54 Rated
Adjustable GU10 Copper Spotlight - IP65 use inside or outAdjustable GU10 Copper Spotlight - IP65 use inside or out

Adjustable GU10 Copper Spotlight - IP65 use inside or out

 
£54.90
Perfect for Garden or House Installation. Ideal for accent lighting
Wide Outdoor LED Wall Washer - Two FinishesWide Outdoor LED Wall Washer - Two Finishes

Wide Outdoor LED Wall Washer - Two Finishes

4 Options
£74.95
Outdoor or Indoor - Black or White - Widths 260mm or 360mm
Outdoor Mast Light - Designed for Mains LampsOutdoor Mast Light - Designed for Mains Lamps

Outdoor Mast Light - Designed for Mains Lamps

 
£97.00
Glare Free Lighting in Anthracite Paint Finish
Exterior Wall Downlight For GU10 Mains Bulbs - Round Back Plate IP44Exterior Wall Downlight For GU10 Mains Bulbs - Round Back Plate IP44

Exterior Wall Downlight For GU10 Mains Bulbs - Round Back Plate IP44

3 Options
£36.00
Three Finishes - White, Steel or Black Finish
Budget Exterior Wall Lights - Single and Twin LampBudget Exterior Wall Lights - Single and Twin Lamp

Budget Exterior Wall Lights - Single and Twin Lamp

8 Options
£15.50
Suitable for Coastal Areas - 2 Designs & 4 Finishes
Exterior Stainless Steel Wall Light - 2 OptionsExterior Stainless Steel Wall Light - 2 Options

Exterior Stainless Steel Wall Light - 2 Options

2 Options
£25.00
Single or Up and Down Option - IP44
Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Anthracite Wall DownlightCylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Anthracite Wall Downlight

Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Anthracite Wall Downlight

 
£26.40
Modern Downlight for Contemporary Homes and Outdoor Spaces
Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Jet Black Wall DownlightCylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Jet Black Wall Downlight

Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Jet Black Wall Downlight

 
£26.40
Sophisticated Downlight for Monochrome and Bauhaus-Inspired Designs
Rust Brown Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Wall DownlightRust Brown Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Wall Downlight

Rust Brown Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Wall Downlight

 
£26.40
Durable Outdoor and Indoor Downlight with Improved Installation
Grey Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Grey Wall DownlightGrey Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Grey Wall Downlight

Grey Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Grey Wall Downlight

 
£26.40
Robust Outdoor and Indoor Downlight with Enhanced Installation
White Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Wall DownlightWhite Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Wall Downlight

White Cylindrical Mains GU10 Die Cast Wall Downlight

 
£26.40
Versatile Outdoor and Indoor Downlight with Easy Installation
Scandi-Design Exterior Wall Light - Weatherproof and Dark Sky FriendlyScandi-Design Exterior Wall Light - Weatherproof and Dark Sky Friendly

Scandi-Design Exterior Wall Light - Weatherproof and Dark Sky Friendly

3 Options
£28.80
Dark Anthracite, White Painted or Hot Dipped Galvanised Zinc
Up and Down GU10 Wall Light with Larger Mounting PlateUp and Down GU10 Wall Light with Larger Mounting Plate
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Up and Down GU10 Wall Light with Larger Mounting Plate

5 Options
£29.70
Available in Black, Anthracite, Grey, Rusty and White Finish
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Wall downlights - tips and advice

Glare is the result of bright and dark areas in the field of view. Light shining into our eyes can obscure night vision for up to an hour after exposure. Glare can also result in reduced contrast, due to light scattering in the eye by excessive brightness, or to reflection of light from dark areas in the field of vision, with luminance similar to the background luminance. This kind of glare is a particular instance of disability glare, called veiling glare. Glare can be categorized into different types.  Such classifications are described in a book by Bob Mizon, coordinator for the British Astronomical Association`s Campaign for Dark Skies. 

  • Blinding Glare describes effects such as that caused by staring into the sun. It is completely blinding and leaves temporary or permanent vision deficiencies.
  • Disability Glare describes effects such as being blinded by an oncoming cars lights, or light scattering in fog or in the eye reduces contrast, as well as reflections from print and other dark areas that render them bright, with significant reduction in sight capabilities.
  • Discomfort Glare does not typically cause a dangerous situation in itself, and is annoying and irritating at best. It can potentially cause fatigue if experienced over extended periods. An awareness of the consequences of exterior lighting is growing among lighting specifiers, manufacturers and end users. Lighting schemes should consider luminaire and lighting designs to control sky glow and unwanted light across property lines.

The two issues are called light pollution and light trespass, and they can be easily confused. Light pollution is when the illumination from a property or a neighbourhood is directed upward into the sky. This has the effect of causing the night sky to glow over that area. The sky glow blocks out the view of the night sky for those in the area as well as surroundings. It makes the work of amateur astronomers difficult and generally stuffs up star gazing in the area. It also ruins the atmosphere of small towns and rural areas at night. Many communities feel that the darkness is an important reason why they moved to the small towns in the first place.

Light trespass is when a luminaire directs light beyond the property causing annoyance other property owners and can cause glare in surrounding properties.

Dealing with these external lighting problems is gaining in importance. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program offers a credit for controlling stray light on US projects. Greater environmental awareness is growing in the lighting design community, prompted by the International Dark Sky Association and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. The causes of light pollution and light trespass are not always the same things. But using luminaires with optics designed for better cut-off of light distribution can be a good start toward helping solve both problems. The Lighting Research Centre has more information.