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Wall lamp design

In the world of decoration, the wall light has become an essential light in the design of your interior.

Design wall lights


Choose from our selection of wall lamps to light up your rooms. Discover a design wall lamp that will give character to your interior decoration. You will be spoilt for choice among the square, ball, design, dimmable wall lights...

These lamps, originally designed for room lighting, are available as wall spots, ceiling lights or nightlights. In recent years, they have become real decorative objects, even collector's items, with more modern styles and innovative materials or colours; not to mention the constantly evolving technologies used. Designer wall lights are among the most popular products. Discover a wide choice of more classic models. For a price range starting at 16 euros! Design wall lights and timeless lampshades will delight you. Discover also articulated wall lights, which can be adjusted to your needs. There are also more decorative models with sets of mirrors, a resolutely retro style. In addition to the style, you will also be spoilt for choice in terms of colours and materials used. The colours include black, grey and even chrome-plated wall lights. As for the materials, there is a wide range of models in glass, metal, fabric, crystal and even wooden wall lights.

Whatever type of design wall light you are looking for, you will be able to find the one that suits you among our hundreds of products. You can easily enhance your room with unusual wall lamps of all sizes, colours and styles.

But it's not easy to choose among all the models available on the market. You certainly have some questions that deserve to be answered. Questions such as how to choose, what size, what type, what materials? We are here to bring you some light, to give you more solutions.

How to choose a wall light?

The wall light is a light used as a complementary lighting, it reinforces the brightness of a room while accentuating the decoration. Some models are even designed to give colour to general lighting and embellish the decoration of the room. Here are just a few points to consider.

Models of wall sconces.


The classic wall light: this type of wall light is often dressed with a lampshade or equipped with a spotlight. This is the most common in European homes, as it fits perfectly in living rooms. Sometimes they are made so that they can be swivelled or suspended so that you can direct the light in the direction you want. Its support is usually made of fixed metal and its bulb, if it is not in LED, consists of a large or small E27 or E14 base model. The wall-mounted spotlight is also a classic wall light that often consists of a single light output. What sets it apart is its precision in lighting, as it is more directional and its lighting angle is tighter. This wall-mounted luminaire is used more in offices to light up the workspace a little more, but depending on your style it can also be used in other rooms.

The bedside wall light can replace the classic bedside lamps. It is fixed next to the bed on the bedroom wall and has a switch incorporated or placed nearby. For a more functional use, it is designed to be both practical and decorative. Its role is to diffuse subdued light. It is also possible to have a headboard wall lamp with a swivelling reading light.

The recessed wall lamp: recessed lamps meet an aesthetic and minimalist demand. This type of lamp requires preparation of the support and will be mainly used for recessing on plaster walls.

The outdoor LED wall light is designed for lighting outside the house. It offers a plus to outdoor decoration, but its special feature is its IP rating, a protection rating for humidity. It is possible to distinguish between two types of outdoor wall lights, lamps for beaconing and power wall lights providing very powerful light intensity. Its high light intensity is perfectly suited to illuminate an entrance, a terrace, a driveway, or even the walls of the courtyard.

The choice of materials


Apart from the different types of wall lights, your choice will be more defined by adding another criterion. Indeed, to choose your wall light, you must first determine the colour you want. This colour is also influenced by the material with which the wall light will be composed.
For a design wall light, you can choose the bench colour, black or aluminium.
If your choice is for a classic wall light, you should choose chrome, bronze or white...
In addition to the choice of materials used in the manufacture or the colour of the wall lights, the shape obviously has a considerable influence on the design of your home. This is why we are talking about the shape of the wall lights.
Older models, often referred to as classic wall lights or vintage wall lights, are embellished with floral or often swan neck finishes. These ornaments go as far as lace shapes or pendants.
Modern styles, on the other hand, have simple and clean lines, like the designer wall light style that can easily be found in the facet filter on the left side of the products.
Favour simplicity and functionality, as they give a modern look to contemporary interiors. You will find this style and form of simplicity in design, Scandinavian, contemporary styles, etc.

Bulbs


The wall lights are either sold with an integrated LED module or delivered without bulbs so that you can choose the type of bulb that suits you best depending on the purpose of the wall light. It is therefore important to find out about the types of bulbs and their characteristics.

The incandescent bulb is no longer produced and is replaced by LED bulbs, however, it is possible to find LED bulbs that allow you to recover the look of the old bulbs, we will talk about LED bulbs vintage type with filament.
Compatible wall lights have a screw base on which the bulb is placed. The light it offers is soft and warm, but it has a slight yellow tinge.

As for the halogen bulb, it is known to be energy hungry, but offers a warm atmosphere.

The LED, on the other hand, consumes little energy, does not heat up and is very resistant over time. It is always possible to choose the desired light temperature, warm white or cool white, dimmable or not. The LED design wall light is still the right choice.

In your selections, apart from the energy consumption, the colour temperature emitted by the bulb must also be taken into account. Expressed in Kelvins (K), it is the colour of light. A colour is said to be warm when it is close to yellow, and cold when it is white.

How do you correctly install a wall light?


You want to choose your wall light, but you also want to install it yourself where you want it... that's fine, because you don't need to be a professional to install your design wall light at home. Here are a few simple tips to help you with your small installation.

Installation is simple, and you can do it yourself, but you need to have a power supply at the output and connected to a wall switch. This will save you from having to redo major work.

The tools you will need are: a pencil, a tape measure, a spirit level, screws and dowels, a hammer, a flat or star screwdriver, a cutter or stripping pliers, a pair of pliers, and a domino.

Before touching the electrical wires, please make sure that the power is turned off at the circuit breaker and that the whole system is switched off. Safety is a priority in all work involving electricity.

The next step is to mark future screw locations with a pencil. This is where you should use the spirit level, so that your lamp is correctly positioned. Generally, wall lights are placed 1.80 m from the ground, but we will see later for the height.

Before drilling the wall, you will need to choose the wall plugs that are best suited to the type of wall and the weight it can support. Then you can drill the wall with the electric drill at the points and insert the plugs. Next, place the wall light support without jamming the electric girls; and screw it with a screwdriver inside the plugs.

Now it's time to make the connections. The electrical wires must be stripped about ten millimetres in order to connect them. The connection is made using dominoes or quick connectors. The wires are colour-coded, not to be confused: blue for neutral, red for phase and yellow for earth. However, yellow is not to be connected for the installation of an industrial wall light.

Then you have to screw the bulb into the socket. Be careful not to leave the wires too close to the bulb, as this could damage them. And it is very important to choose a bulb that does not exceed the power indicated by the manufacturer.

You can finish by switching on the power to test if everything works, and place the shade on the wall light.

What is the ideal height for a wall light?


With all the possible styles of designer wall lights, lighting can be diffused in different ways and according to each person's taste. It is therefore important to position the wall light correctly in order to generate the desired amount of light for the activities.

The standard is to fix the wall light at 1.80 metres from the floor, but you are free to position your light according to your preferences and needs.

Because it serves as both functional and ambient lighting, the height at which you will fix the wall light depends on two essential factors. These are the destination room and the type of lighting. This means that the height of the fitting will not be equal in the bedroom and bathroom. The same applies to the orientation of the lighting and the light intensity required for the area to be illuminated. So here are a few tips to guide you in positioning your indoor wall light.

Height for a classic wall light

The classic models such as half wall lights or veneered wall lights follow the 1.80 or 2 metre standard. However, vertical or slender wall lights are positioned a little lower, at 1.70 metres above the floor. This would give a better result for the decoration.

In addition, these values can also change depending on the height of the ceiling. Because for a ceiling that is higher than 2.50 metres, for a living room for example, you can place your wall lamp at 2 metres.

In the bathroom, where the functional aspect is more important, the wall light is placed according to the standard and is also placed indirectly in front of the mirror. However, a vertical mixed style would allow a height of about 1.60 metres, due to its slender shape.

This is not the case for the bedroom. Because a bedroom or reading lamp is used to illuminate reading a book or other activities on the bed, it is appropriate to place it between 1 metre and 1.20 metres high. Of course, this height is only effective if you choose a wall light with a swivel head switch. The correct height of a switch is 90 centimetres to make it easier to switch your practical light on and off.

However, the position of the switch is also very important, because a headboard light that is intended to provide light when you go to bed should be placed right next to the bed. It should not be placed above your head to avoid too much exposure to light. Light that is too strong and too close to the bed can cause visual strain.

Height for an atypical wall light

Because the shape of wall lights has become much more varied in recent years, choosing the right location and ideal height has become complicated. You can trust your intuition and sense of aesthetics. But the principle to be followed is to take into account the height of the diffuser you want to install. For example, for safety reasons, a child wall light should be positioned at a minimum height of 1.7 metres.

For a picture wall light, it would be sufficient to install the decoration first, and then determine the position of the wall light accordingly.

The kitchen wall light should be simple to avoid a bulky decoration. It should also be placed at a height high enough to generate enough light for the workspace. It is also possible to place the kitchen spotlights under shelves or wall units in the kitchen.

For a long arm wall light, you will get a good result by following a height of 1.80 metres in a living room, and a height of 1.50 metres in the bedroom as a reading light. It is then important to choose the style of the wall light before determining where to install it.

To light a staircase or a corridor, a plated wall light would make it possible to avoid seeing the bulb underneath the luminaire. These sconces can be placed at a height of 1.80 metres and at a distance of 1.50/2 metres depending on the length of your space.

Browse our wide range of lighting fixtures with confidence to find your cheap wall light, designed to embellish your luminous daily life. Now you have all the tools you need to make wise, aesthetic and stylish choices.

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