Wall lights can be simply defined as lighting systems that have been installed along or at strategic areas of a wall. LED wall lights are installed in a similar fashion. However, they have different characteristics from other types of wall lights. Having pertinent information on them is the only way to understand how they should be used. Typically, they are divided into outdoor and indoor wall lights.
In the present day, LED lighting is very popular especially when it comes to contemporary lighting. Indoor lighting, especially on the walls, is one of the areas that LED lighting has had an impact on. There are a variety of styles available in indoor options including low level (normally placed an inch above the floor), bathroom, normal and decorative and designer. The style of lighting will be determined by the settings of the room as well as the activities involved in the room. For example, low level LED wall lights are normally used along staircases or corridors.
All these types of options have two major designs; permanent or rotating. The permanent option is mainly used on areas that need to have a constant source of light directed to them. The option is also popular for private places such as homes, offices and some business premises. The rotating option is normally associated with public places. Restaurants, clubs and meeting points might prefer using rotating LED wall lights. Such lights are easier to use when changing the interior decoration or atmosphere of an area.
Technically, all indoor LED lights have similar characteristics. To start with, they are made from metal or alloys of metal. Stainless steel, chrome and brass are the most common options you can come across in a building with such lights. Simple LED wall lights use a single 12 watt bulb that provides Lumen 1,300 – 3,000K. Their shapes will vary, depending on the manufacturer, with most being oval, round, rectangular or cubed.
The input voltage of these lights is 100 – 240V, and it will be determined by the manufacturer of the same. Some use up to 8 bulbs of 1 watt each although such models are used in areas that require more lighting such as large rooms. The warranty of indoor LED wall lights will vary from 2 to 5 years.
All outdoor lights tend to have solid fixtures so as to withstand extreme weather conditions like wind, snow, rain and sunlight. These will vary according to the location they will be used. The same case will apply for all outdoor LED wall lights. For instance, an area with hot and dry weather most of the year will have lights made from metal and plastic. Areas that are wet and cool have lights made from heavy duty plastic, stainless steel and rubber caps.
Outdoor LED wall lights have many uses including lighting up the perimeter of a building and the perimeter wall of a complex. Since they are used mostly for security related purposes, they are brighter than their indoor counterparts. Typical lights of this nature, used on the exterior walls of a home or small estate, utilize 30 – 60 watt bulbs offering less than 10,000lm. However, larger areas such as companies and industries will need to have brighter outdoor LED lights. They normally use any product that has more than 200 watts. The input voltage of these lights is 100 – 240V, with an option of using solar energy.
Some of these lights have motion sensors in order to alert security guards of a possible intruder. They are mainly mounted high out of reach of an average person to prevent inference from possible burglars. There are outdoor LED wall lights that are fitted with silent alarm systems. When the bulb malfunctions or is tampered with, a silent alarm goes off at a nearby security station or point alerting the guards on duty.
Warranty on outdoor LED lights is not as ‘customer friendly’ as one you would find on indoor lights. Normally, 1 – 3 years is the warranty a consumer is offered because of the high risk location of the lights. Some manufacturers offer a metal grill to be installed with the lights in order to reduce the chances of the lights failing as a result of unforeseen external factors. Lastly, it is important to note that several manufacturers offer interested individuals customized outdoor LED wall lights.
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