Help & Advice
What style is right for my room?
Your personal style and preference will dictate, we have selection that will cater for all:
Wall washer – these will sit close to the wall and usually have a diffuser at the base or the top of the light. This produces the effect of illuminating your wall with light, rather than there being a single beam.
Sconce – typically a candelabra design where the light is usually directed upwards.
Single – as the name suggests, a wall light with a single source of light.
Double – a light with two arms/light sources.
Picture light – perfect for showing off your favourite paintings and prints.
Can I use wall lights in my Bathroom?
This will depend on the fitting’s IP rating. An IP rating classifies the degree of protection a fitting offers against moisture and liquid.
Lights that are being used in a bathroom need to be rated IP44 and above.
Where can I use wall lights?
Should I buy upward or downward facing wall lights?
How bright are wall lights?
Brightness of ceiling lights is measured by ‘Lumens’ – The higher the Lumens, the brighter the light. Please refer to this comparison table to see how Lumens rate in terms of wattage.
What are lights on the wall called?
Are sconces still in style?
How do I choose wall lights?
- The style of your room and the overall aesthetic you are trying to achieve.
- The size of the room and the height of the walls.
- The function of the lights (ambient, task, or accent lighting).
- The style of bulb you prefer
- The installation process and any necessary electrical work. It is also a good idea to measure the area where the lights will be installed and compare the measurements to the size of the lights you are considering.