Lighting is very important part that should be considered. Certainly, you will get a nice place with a good lighting. You should consider many places in your home with a good lighting, including your hall way. The hallway is a transition place of the public spaces to your personal room (outside world to private room). Certainly, the hallway will give a certain mood for your home. You should take the proper hallway lighting to give enough light and support your décor design which could give a good mood. Determine the right type and size, and also the amount of the lighting that should be installed in each hallway.
To set proper hallway lighting, you should consider three important things:
1. Think the total power of the light that is required
You should take the light with proper wattage. Measuring your hallway is important to decide the right lighting. Measure your hallway then multiply the result of your measurement by 1.5 to get the good wattage that required for your hallway. For example, if you have a hallway with 5 feet wide and 24 feet long, the total wattage required is 1.5 multiplied by 120. The result is 180 watts for the entire of your hallway.
2. Think the amount of the light that required
A Hallway generally requires a light every 8 feet along its length. So, dividing the length of your hallway by 8 and then subtract 1 will give a good result of the number lighting required. For example, if you have a hallway with 24 feet long, the lighting fixtures that you need are 24 divide 8 less 1. The result is 2. For 16 feet long, you will get good hallway lighting by installing 2 lighting fixtures.
3. Think the minimum wattage of each lighting fixture
To get the good wattage of each lighting fixture, you just need divide the total wattage by the amount of the fixtures required. For the continuing example, 180 divided by 2, the result is 90. The minimum wattage of each lighting fixture is 90 watts.
Let your hallway give a warm welcome for you and your guest with a nice hallway lighting. The proper lighting also could make your small space look larger. For your hallway you can install the wall sconces, ceiling lights with recessed lights, or the combination of those fixtures. All of these lighting fixtures will beautify your hallway.