Guide to lighting in a residential setting

Whether its student accommodation, a hotel, or a residential home, lighting up a residential setting is clearly an important consideration. But with so many lighting types to choose from, it can be difficult to know how to decide. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading lighting experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to lighting in a residential setting.

 guide to lighting in a residential setting

Ceiling lighting

The first decision you will need to make in any room, is the ceiling lighting. Now, this will be the main source of light in many situations and at different times of day. As a result, you will need to choose something that is quite bright, but not overpowering.

In terms of style, the days of hanging light fixtures are limited, especially if your residential setting is trying to look modern and stylish to attract students or young professionals. Instead you should opt for recessed spotlights across the centre of the ceiling. This will give you plenty of light while still looking impressive.

Wall lighting

Wall lighting is a great option for residential settings, especially in hotels and residential homes. This is because it reduces the need for lamps to light various parts of the room, which can cause safety issues with trailing wires.

So, when it comes to wall lighting, you will need something to fit into your overall style and theme. Wall washers are a wall lighting option that come in a huge variety, making them perfect for any residential setting.

You will want to select a lighting that is not so bright for wall washers, as they should be dimmer than the ceiling lighting. In fact, speaking of dimmer, the wall lighting should also be dimmable so that your guest or tenant can adjust the light to their own needs.

For all your residential lighting needs, contact us at Walker Electrical today.