Putting a light fixture on the wall is an effective way of introducing more light into your space creating necessary lighting and ambiance. By using a combination of ceiling lights and wall lights in homes or commercial spaces this allows you the ability to switch from high levels of light to more subtle lighting effects to suit the time of day and the function of a room. Whilst wall lights can simply adorn a wall you should consider a light fixture that uses the structure of the fitting to create an interesting light effect that will 'paint' the wall with attention-grabbing light. Many of Lighting Styles wall lights are pieces of art in themselves with intricate and stunning designs that work well as a single item lit and unlit.
You can simply jump into a category below but do give some thought to other designs of wall lights but do not be shy when considering moving electrical wiring or increasing the number of wall lights as the transformation in a space can be outstanding. Take a look below at the various categories for inspiration and further advice. Feel free to contact our friendly sales team if you require any assistance.
Wall lights - from the functional to the sublime
Lighting Styles stocks an extensive range of wall lights from traditional fixtures to stylish, modern energy saving wall lights. Take a look through the categories for ideas on lighting your space. Within this category you will find a wide range of quality lighting to cater for a wide range of tastes; this includes a variety of finishes including metal, plaster and contemporary colours along with specialist wall lighting such as illuminated shelves, bedside reading lights, and lighting for pictures and artwork.
Wall lights are still used in many homes although some of the newer houses do not have the appropriate wiring in place as house builders have taken the easy route and installed single pendants in the middle of the ceiling. If you have wiring in place, or wish to undertake the work involved, Lighting Styles lists a wide range of wall lights. These range from picture lights, decorative and functional wall lights, wall lights that create lighting effects, plaster wall lights, porcelain wall lights, wall sconces, wall torches, wall uplights, wall downlights, wall up and down lights, reading lights, wall lights with integral switches, ultra modern wall lights, traditional brass wall lights, crystal wall lights - the list is extensive! Of course we also have wall lights from many of the top lighting designers. As well as all the various styles there are also wall lights which come with trailing leads meaning you do not have to channel the wall and can simply plug in and light your room, follow this link [here].
Wall lights offer an inconspicuous and tidy way of providing light unlike say floor lamps which are be tall and big with trailing leads or centre lights which can dominate a room flooding it with too much light. You need to work out what purpose your wall lights will serve before considering what position they are to be installed at on the wall. If you intend to use the wall light as reading light in a bedroom then the lights will need to be positioned at a height that enables you to carry out the required task. Perhaps you were considering having the light “bounce” off the ceiling in which case you will need install them at a high enough height near the ceiling to achieve this effect. As wall lights are fixed to the wall it is worth bearing in mind the sort of beam and light pattern the fitting will throw onto the wall. The light pattern can vary greatly because of the large range of designs and styles of wall lights available. From Art Deco period style wall lights with acid etched glass which will provide a diffused soft ambient light, to the more sleek and contemporary chrome up/down wall light which will light the wall up and down more directionally. Also, if you have a translucent shade on the fitting, this will act as a diffuser for the light emanating from the light source. Wall fittings that have the shade placed very close to the wall will mix direct, indirect and diffused light in such a way that the direct light will give a wall washing effect below whilst the ceiling above and the area of the wall behind the light will reflect light back into the room. All of these factors should to be considered if you want to make the maximise the light capabilities of your wall lights - assuming that you are not purely installing them for decorative purposes.
Lighting Styles website provides lots of tips and advice for wall lights and information can be found on each category page.