If you are considering changing the lighting in your home it is well worth considering wall lights. These are a great form of lighting, and they are easy to install, relatively inexpensive and widely available. They provide you with a great effect for the home, which you can use to create a calming, ambient atmosphere for all to enjoy.
Here is a list of some of the things you need to consider when buying some wall lights for your home.
How Will They Be Used In Your Home?
The first thing you need to decide when buying wall lights is where they will be located in your house. It’s likely that this choice will significantly affect which kind of lights you should be looking at.
How you plan to use the wall lights will also have an impact on the type that you buy. If you want to provide soft lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere in a room then soft uplights are definitely for you. On the other hand, if you want to provide light to work or read by then spotlights are probably going to be a better option. For highlighting a picture or photo,there’s no doubt that picture lights are the best answer.
Style Of The Rooms They Are Used In
The second most important consideration is the style of your wall lights. There is nothing worse than walking into a newly decorated room only to be faced with wall lights that are left over from the rooms previous incarnation and decor. They often do not match the new decor and, as a result, look completely out of place which ruins the overall look and feel of the room.
It is always best to buy wall lights that match the decor of your room. If your room is decorated in a chintzy style then crystal wall lights or small wall lamps will look a lot better than spotlights will, so make sure you do some research into what will work best.
Quality Is An Important Consideration
It’s important that, if you are in the market for some new wall lights that you look to get a good quality product. Wall lights typically sit at eye level, so they are usually the first thing a person’s eye is drawn to when they enter a room, therefore it’s important that they have a ‘wow’ factor.
Installing Them Properly
One thing people forget when buying wall lights is the installation process. If you are simply replacing old wall lights with new ones you do not really need to worry too much because you can simply use the same power source for your new lights as you used for your old ones. On the other hand, if you want to install your first set of wall lights you will have to run a cable from your lighting ring to each light.
Although you could run the power cable along the wall, this will definitely look a bit ugly. However, burying the cable in the wall will require you to channel out a run, place the cable and fill the channel in. Therefore, if you are going to have wall lights fitted you need to sort out the electrics for them prior to decorating. You can get battery powered wall lights but the light given off by them tends to be a bit weak.
Maintenance And Running Costs
When choosing your wall lights you should also consider how much they cost to run. It is always worth looking at the kind that can run on low energy bulbs, as these cost a lot less and can stay ‘alive’ for far longer.