Wall lights are fittings that can be either mounted to, or recessed in, a wall. This can be an interior or exterior wall.
Inside the home, modern wall lights can be used in any room from kitchens and living areas to bedrooms and bathrooms. As with ceiling lights, wall lights are available in a variety of designs to suit your decor. The wide range of choice covers everything from traditional style wall lights which look like lanterns through to sleek and contemporary glass and chrome fittings.
Wall lights are often used alongside ceiling lights to give added interest and a decorative detail. They can also be used instead of ceiling lights if preferred, or if there is no wiring in place for a ceiling mounted light. Some wall lights are directional and cast light up, down or even to the sides of the fitting. Other designs give a more general wash of light. The directional style of wall lights can help highlight areas of interest within a room, for example display shelving or an architectural feature.
On the outside of the home, modern wall lights suitable for exterior use can be used to illuminate entry doors, provide lighting for outdoor entertaining and enhance security.
The choice of materials and best style of light for your home will depend on the placement as well as decor style and personal preference. Modern wall lights used in the bathroom will need a higher IP rating and you should also check the suitability of fittings before mounting them to exterior walls.