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How to Select the Perfect Wall Lighting Fixtures

Nov 2, 2022 | Architect, Architecture, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Custom Lighting, Featured Professional, Featured Projects, Los Angeles, Newport Beach

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Wall lighting, in general, can serve so many different purposes. It’s not the main light, but if you were to compare wall lighting fixtures to food preparation, they would be the spices or condiments that give the main course its unique flavor.

Selecting the perfect wall lighting fixtures depends on the location and their purpose. If a hallway needs to brighten up and your flush mount lighting isn’t enough, you will need to place a wall lighting fixture approximately six feet apart. This type of lighting will illuminate your hallway, adding beauty and functionality to your hallway.

Suppose the desire is to highlight artwork or photographs. In that case, you could choose any style, from rustic and industrial to contemporary or modern, for your wall lighting fixture to complement the artwork or photographs. Placement is crucial since you don’t want glare on the artwork, especially if there is glass covering it.

Here are some general tips and guidelines you can follow to maximize your results:

  1. Pick high-efficiency lights that are low voltage since wall lighting fixtures are not the main light but accent lighting; they don’t have to be bright.
  2. Measure, measure, and measure. Ensure the distance between each light is perfect—you want to create perfect symmetry. 
  3. When picking wall lighting fixtures, pay attention to the decorative aspect of your choice. Some decorative styles can be mixed and matched perfectly to any room decor—while others are more of a fixed set. Moods change, and so do styles; you don’t want your home to look dated. 

Wall lighting fixtures add so much to your home’s decor that it makes the investment worth its weight in gold. For more information or to increase the value of your home by adding more wall lighting, visit our website, ADG Lighting, or give us a call at 818.597.9494.


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by Gerald Olesker, CEO, ADG Lighting