Staircase wall lighting gives clear illumination for safety and can also provide a design feature.
Recessed wall lights are a popular option for staircase lighting. These lights sit flush with the wall surface, so do not protrude into the stairway or take up any space. They are usually a simple design and can be placed at a low level, next to every step or at regular intervals. In contemporary homes, recessed lights give a clean and modern look.
Wall lights can also be placed higher up the wall on a staircase, either recessed or mounted directly to the wall surface.
Wall lights are available in a broad variety of styles and materials. They can be directional, angling light up or down from the fitting (or both) or can provide a general wash of light into the room. The best choice of light fitting depends on preference, decor style and placement. If you have a wide staircase, a wall light can protrude into the space without difficulty. If the staircase is narrow, it may be better to opt for recessed or low-profile lights that will not cause an obstruction or risk being knocked and damaged.
LEDs are recommended for any style of staircase wall lighting because of their light quality, long lifespan and minimal maintenance.