Proper Lighting for Stairs and Hallways
A poorly lit staircase or hallway can be inconvenient and even cause safety problems for you or your family. That’s why it is important to make sure your stairs and hallways are well-lit just like the rest of your house. If you don’t know what lighting you should choose, don’t worry because the pros at Roman Electric are here to help you out. Here is a quick guide on choosing proper lighting for the stairs and hallways in your home!
1. Choose LEDs!
Before you start deciding what kinds of lighting designs or fixtures you want, it’s important to know that LEDs are most likely the best choice. Residential LED lights use at least 75% less energy and can last 25 times longer than standard incandescent lighting. LEDs can also come with dimming capabilities and don’t radiate heat, making them a safer option. So, if you’re planning on changing up the lights in your stairs and hallways, make sure you choose LED lights!
2. Avoid Glare
One of the most common mistakes when choosing indoor lighting, whether it’s for the stairwell, hallway or living room, is picking harsh lighting. Most people do this simply because they want to light up potential dark corners to prevent eye strain and tripping. However, harshly lit areas do more harm than good and don’t make your home seem like the welcoming and warm place that it is. That’s why it’s important to pick softer lighting that is functional AND aesthetically pleasing. The best and easiest way to achieve this is by mounting up wall-sconces. They are easier to maintain, and they illuminate your hallway or stairwell without being too imposing.
3. Use Pendant Lighting
If you want to make a statement, we recommend using pendant lighting. This is a bold way to provide functional and decorative lighting over your stairs and hallways. There are various designs and types of pendants on the market available online as well as in your local home improvement stores. Keep in mind that in some cases pendant lighting might either provide too little or too much lighting in your hallways and stairwells, so consider the structure of your home and your lighting needs.
4. Use Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting, which is often achieved by “can lights,” has become a common method of indoor lighting because of its versatility. It can be used to provide accent lighting, create shadows and illuminate specific parts of your home. Consider using “can lights” to provide softer lighting in your hallways and stairwells. This lighting method is an easy and affordable way to achieve a more contemporary feel for your home.
Want More Stairwell and Hallway Lighting Tips? Contact Roman Electric!
We hope this guide on proper lighting for stairs and hallways was helpful. If you have more questions about the ways you can light up your home, get in touch with the pros at Roman Electric! Call us today at 414-369-3798 or schedule a service on our website!