Ultimately, the theme of your living area, personal tastes, and the look you are hoping to achieve with the space is what will determine the sconce lighting style. As Ireland’s biggest online shop for light bulbs, lamps, and lights, Lights.ie has a huge collection of plug-ins, swing arms, recessed wall lights, picture wall lights, torch wall lights, and wall washer lights. We have the most stylish, visually striking and versatile lights, lamps and lightbulbs you could find anywhere in Ireland. Welcome to Wall Street!
Why buy Wall Lights?
One of the biggest benefits of wall lighting is that it provides general lighting and combined with ceiling lights, subtly accentuates certain parts of the room while also providing basic orientation. When they are installed at eye level, they are a design and style statement that will always impress. Wall lighting can also save space for instance when you install swing arm lights in the bedroom.
How to Install Wall Lights
We have compiled a step by step manual that you can use to install your lights but if you are unsure of anything, always consult an electrician.
Choosing an Appropriate Style for Your Room
Maybe you want to highlight a favorite picture or maybe bathe a wall with light for the desired effect. We have in stock a wide range of wall lighting designs for a variety of styles that you may have in mind.
1. Wall washer lights – Rather than a single beam focused on one spot, bathe the walls in light
2. Plug-in Lights – Use princess projectors or plug-in police cars to make bedtimes something special
3. Torch Lights – Create delicate designs, upwards shadows, and subtle moods
4. Recessed Wall Lights – Create accent or ambient lighting style and save space
5. Picture lights – Showcase your favorite picture or artwork
What’s the right height for wall lights?
The best height is at about eye level though you should take into account other features such as décor, size of the wall light, and height of the ceiling. If you are not so sure, go with the rule of thumb and install the lights about two thirds the height of the wall from the ground.
Are Wall Lights on their Own Sufficient for Lighting a Room?
Some people fancy having wall lights as the only source of lighting in a room. However, the effectiveness or sufficiency will depend on the effect you are going for and the size of the space. Huge spaces such as living rooms with huge windows that bring in a lot of light will be fine and even cozy with the use of only wall lights.
Dining rooms can be made more ambient by removing the glare, which gives the space a medieval atmosphere. However, wall lights may not be the best for offices as you may need more light if you are going to be reading or writing from the office.
Which Wall Lights are the Best for the Bathroom?
Wall lights typically come with an IP code that you can use to determine if it is suitable for bathroom use. Anything with an IP code that ends in 4 or higher can be used as wall lighting above the bathroom mirror. Nonetheless, you should still consult the electrician who will know better what IP code is best for your installation. Check out our bathroom wall lights for your installation here.
Which is the Best Design for Your Installation?
Classic wall light
The best thing about the classic wall light is that it tends to be very versatile. Go for a style that blends in with the design and theme of your room whether it be antique, edgy, modern or traditional. Whatever you go for always keep in mind that you will have the best effect if you install wall lights in groups or pairs.
Downward Facing or Upward Facing
Should you install downward or upward facing sconces? Well upward facing lights tend to be best if you are looking for ambient lighting that comes from the lights highlighting the ceiling. If you are looking for functional lighting such as reading lights for the office, then you should definitely install downward facing lights.
Can’t make a decision? You can always combine the downward and upward facing sconce. These not only create an interesting lighting effect but are also effective at breaking up blank walls. These are typically best suited for minimalist spaces that do not have much in terms of furniture. Think hallways!
Where to Use Wall Lights
There is no defined space where you can and cant use wall lights since there are so many options and approaches you can take. However, wall lights tend to work best in huge spaces and rooms such as:
1. Staircase/Hallway – These make for a tempered and relaxed ambiance
2. Bedroom – Use task lighting to save space. You can go for swing arm lights for their versatility or if not position your lights by the mirror to apply your makeup or next to the bed if you need to read.
3. Bathroom – Excellent for lighting up mirrors and spaces where you perform your tasks. They are also great for lighting up chilling spots such as the home spa.
4. Living Room – highlight your wall art, improve task lighting and create a subtle ambiance
Can I Install Ceiling Lights in the Bathroom?
You can use ceiling lights in the bathroom as long as its IP code is of the right specification. All our lights have an IP code and you can check the technical specifications to determine if a particular light is good for ceiling lights in the bathroom. Any light with IP code from 4 and above can be used above the mirror while anything higher than a 4 can be used above the shower. Nonetheless, you should still consult your electrician if you are unsure.
The Special Features of Our Wall Lights
Check out the product details page for the technical specification if you need a dimmable light. Dimmable light will usually have a spec that looks like this - (“Dimmable: Yes”). You can also filter through the products on the website for dimmable lights and you should get a list of all dimmable lights. You can also fit a dimmable lightbulb if the light you like is not dimmable. You can always talk to customer support or get recommendations from an electrician if you have doubts about installing dimmable lights.
Pull cord or Built-in SwitchYou can browse the options on the website by using the incl. switch’ on our website filter
How Bright are Your Wall Lights?Wall lights have different levels of brightness depending on type and style. Check each product’s specifications page for its brightness measured in the old standard of Watts.
Are the lightbulbs built in?
Check the specification of each product to determine if it is built in or not. If there is no base type given then the light bulb is built in. LED lights tend to be built in. You should expect between 20,000 – 25,000 hours of use from built-in bulbs.
What about fire-ratings?
Our wall lights are manufactured in compliance with European norm DIN-EN60598-1. If you have any queries contact customer support for assistance.