Wall Lighting Buying Guide

Wall lighting is the ideal way to illuminate your contemporary home. The terms, wall light and wall sconces are often used interchangeably and essentially mean the same thing – a lamp that is mounted on a wall. However, if we were to go into the technical details, where a wall light differs from a sconce is in its make. Wall sconces are wall-mounted lighting fixtures used inside or outside the home to flank an object, such as a fireplace, headboard, or entryway. These lighting fixtures typically mount flat to the wall and cast light up or down on the wall, depending on the purpose of the light. Wall lights are extremely versatile and can be used in any indoor or outdoor space. Here is our wall lighting buying guide to help you answer the question, “when should I use wall lights?”

By Purpose

Display and Picture Lights serve to either add a splash of light to your space with minimal presence or to illuminate a feature within your space, such as a photo, painting, or other work of art.

Accent Wall Lights are ambient lights whose main purpose is to provide visual separation in a room, as well as add a visual statement, whether it be with its shape, color, or features.

LED Wall Lights are a great way to brighten up any space. These are energy-efficient lights with integrared LED light sources, that secure to the wall and are suitable for all types of spaces. Whether you want to illuminate your bedroom or office, LED wall lights are a great and modern choice.

Lighted Mirrors generate light from within the mirror itself. The term often refers to an illuminated mirror with LED lights that shine from the front rather than the back, perfect for vanities, dressing rooms, and hallways.

By Space

Bath and Vanity Lights are a special part of every home because they are typically the only component of a bathroom lighting scheme. They bring task lighting to the area over your vanity and should evenly light your face when you use your bathroom vanity mirror. There are many options to choose from, all of which work in different scenarios and can be used together to get the best of both worlds. To get the most functional lighting in a bathroom you'll want to choose fixtures with a semi-opaque shade that diffuses light gently.

Do I need a ceiling light or flush mount in my bathroom? 

Typically, bath bars provide sufficient task lighting over a sink for completings tasks such as applying makeup, shaving, and grooming. For additional ambient lighting, you can add a flushmount on the ceiling to create ambient lighting in the bathroom. Larger, master bathrooms will typically require both vanity and ceiling lighting to effectively illumincate the whole space.

How do I choose a bathroom vanity light?

A good rule of thumb is to pick one that is about 75% of your mirror's total width, mount them high above the floor (about 78” is recommended) and center them above the cabinet. For longer or double sink vanities, you may want to use two of the same style fixture, installed over each sink.

How many lights should be on a bathroom vanity?

For double-sink vanities or those with wider countertops, a multi-light vanity fixture above mirror can be a good solution—choose a configuration of 2, 3 or 4 lights—and ensure the light is about ¾ the width of the mirror or no wider than the cabinet, regardless of how the mirrors are installed.

Outdoor Wall Lighting is the perfect addition to your home’s exterior. Outdoor wall lights can be used in conjunction with other exterior lights for creating ambient light in outdoor seating or entertainment areas. Add an ambient glow to your outdoor seating areas by installing lights to nearby exterior walls.

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