Wall lights can give you some nice effects. Just like with other lighting categories you have to keep in mind where you are going to place your wall lamp and for what purpose you are going to use it. Based on that, you can make the right decision and choose the best wall lamp. At Lamptwist we sell design wall lamps of famous and less famous brands, such as Lightyears, Tom Raffield, Secto Design, LZF and Graypants.
We can distinguish two types of wall lights.
On the one hand you have decorative wall lights. These wall lamps provide a certain atmosphere with a room, for example by giving a light that is reflected back against the wall. This can create beautiful effects in your home. An example of lamps like these are the Graypants Rita wall light and the Tom Raffield Flock wall lamp.
On the other hand there are also functional wall lights. These are made to read or to work under. Think for example of bedroom wall lights that you can move by the use of an arm, just as with the Secto Design Owalo 7030 wall lamp.
As last thing we would like to mention that if you are looking for a wall lamp for your bathroom, you should look at the specific characteristics of the lamp.
Each lamp has an IP rating. This is a number that tells you more about the degree of protection against substances from the outside. This could be water and moisture but also ordinary dust. The higher the IP rating, the better the protection.
Inside a bathroom it is important to know which lamp you are going to place where because you don’t need the same protection everywhere. For example, if you are at 2,5 metres of your shower or bath, then you only need a lamp with an IP value of at least 21. This will give the lamp a protection against drops. When you are in a radius of 1,2 m from your bath or shower, for example directly above the shower or the sink, then you need an IP rating of at least 44. When you are in a radius of 60cm you need a minimum of 45 IP.