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Tips for installing wall lighting

Most wall and ceiling lighting fixtures are easily mountable as they fit into standard electrical outlets. You need a fixture strap or a stud in addition to a plain or an extension nipple for mounting these lighting fixtures. Any other special fixtures required for mounting a light is usually provided by the manufacturer. The article below provides you with useful tips that you could consider when installing wall lighting.

Outdoor lighting

Various styles and types of lighting fixtures are available in the market for different purposes. The efficiency of the lighting source varies depending on the material used, energy consumed and the illumination it provides. Outdoor lighting Outdoor spotlights are mounted on trees while garden lights, cone lights or offset path lights are used to illuminate walkways. As the name suggests, porch lighting is used for lighting up dark porches. For illuminating fountains and pools, you need to install pond lights that are waterproof. Generally, exterior lights last longer if installed correctly and are quite easy to maintain. You need to select the right fixture for outside wall lights, place them in appropriate locations and wire them correctly. Leave extra wire to hook up the lights so that you can easily move the outside lighting to another location if required later. Install sturdy lights that can withstand seasonal changes and do not get damaged easily. Indoor lighting Interior lighting arrangements need to be installed after careful and detailed planning as improper or inadequate lighting can make you feel uncomfortable. Incandescent and fluorescent lights are the most common lighting sources found in homes. Recessed LED lights are becoming increasingly popular these days due their durable, energy–efficient and eco-friendly nature.

Wall lighting tips

Choosing the type of wall lighting For wall lighting installations, the very first step is to finalise the type of wall light you want to install based on the purpose. You also need to choose an appropriate location. Wall fixtures Whether you are installing an outdoor wall light or an indoor lighting fixture, you need to use regular outlet boxes that come with a nipple and a strap. The connecting arrangements are different for different fixtures. However, the basic requirement is to attach the strap to the outlet box and connect the fixture to the strap with a knurled cap and a nipple.

Wall lighting precautions

The installation of exterior lights or interior lighting is not at all complicated. The manufacturers clearly explain the mounting arrangements and include clear installation instructions. It is advisable to turn off the main power switch before you install the lighting fixtures.

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