There are many reasons that homeowners choose to install wall lights in their homes - they can be used to illuminate stair wells and other trip hazards, or to accent particular architectural features, or even to brighten up your outdoor areas. In order to determine whether you are choosing the best wall lights for your home or not, you should follow these three easy steps:
Step 1: The Selection Process
Whilst this may seem like the easiest step of the three, because there are so many choices in fixture available many homeowners soon find themselves becoming overwhelmed. To help stop this from happening, draw three boxes on a spare sheet of paper, labeled 'cheap', 'standard' and 'expensive'. Don't discount a wall light simply because of its retail price - it may cost you very little in running and replacement costs over the years. Research each of the different lights you are interested in - how much are they worth, are they energy efficient, will the sun fade them very quickly if they're outside, and so on - and slot them into the different boxes, giving you a sort of pros and cons list of the various light types.
Step 2: Required Tools
Once you have actually chosen which wall lights you would like to see in your home, you need to decide whether you are going to install them yourself or whether you are going to hire a contractor to do it for you. If you opt for the contractor, they will provide all of the tools that they could possibly need to complete the job; if you opt to install the lights yourself, you will need to look at what tools you will need for the job.
Step 3: The Installation Process
The final step in the whole process is the installation of your wall lights. If you have decided to hire a contractor to do this for you, the only work that you will need to do in this step is to call an electrician and arrange a time for them to come out to your house. If you have decided to do the installation yourself, you will need to set aside some time to cut into the wall (if you need to) and complete the wiring for your new lights.
By splitting up the process of choosing and installing wall lights somewhere in your home into three steps, you can ensure that it runs smoothly from start to finish. You will also have a much better idea of what is required of you at each step, meaning that you don't forget to do anything and that the wall lights will be an asset to your home in the end.