Wall lights come in lots of shapes, styles and size to suit all types of properties. From brass carriage lights to adjustable down lights, the choice is never ending. To help narrow down the decisions here is a quick guide to help navigate the options.
Wall light size – firstly think about the size of the outside wall and choose a light that is not too large for the wall area. It needs to complement the style and exterior of the property. Also, think about what the wall light will be lighting up. Is it by the front door? Then only a small decorative light may be required to light up the surroundings. Or is it lighting up the back yard / garden, where a large more powerful light, with higher wattage will be needed.
Wall lighting finish – it might be obvious but finishes often suit certain houses better than others. Brass and copper tend to work better with traditional houses, while stainless steel and painted finishes work better with modern houses.
Wall lighting style – carriage lights and lamp posts that display the lamp are often suited for traditional types of properties where as up and down or adjustable down lights where the light source is often hidden, suit more modern houses.
Wall lighting beam – There are often several models of light for each style. Such as narrow as wide angle, where a narrow beam will work well with pillars and wide beams on outside walls. Also, warm white LED (2700k) is preferable, as it is more welcoming and soothing colour.
Garden / Security wall lights – garden lights are used to illuminate the outside space at night or are perfect for outside entertainment such as dining. While security lighting are mainly sensor lights, which come on if they detect outdoor movement.
The choice of light can often been dictated by its aesthetics, which is important as the lighting accessory is often the first impression of what the property style will be internally. The lighting also show cases the house at night time.