At Passion Lighting in Grapevine, we love helping people keep up with the latest in outdoor lighting trends. If you’re redesigning your landscape lighting or adding new elements, then we’re here to provide you with the perfect fixtures. In this post, we’re going to take a look at hardscape accent low voltage LED wall lights from Hinkley Lighting. If you have questions after reading this blog post and watching the video below, then please contact our showroom right away!
Measuring Your Wall Height
Outdoor walls can add great design elements to your hardscaping, whether they’re made of brick, stone, or another type of natural material. At Passion, we’ve installed wall lights in a number of different materials, and we’ve also placed them on walls of varying heights. Whether your wall is 12, 18, 24, or 32 inches high, we can supply the right fixtures for any height. When it comes to how high to mount each light, they should never be more than three to four feet from the ground (we’ll cover this in more detail later in this post).
Since these wall lights use LED bulbs, it means they are extremely energy-efficient. They use three to four watts at most, and when it comes to LEDs, the most important lighting aspect is lumens. With outdoor lighting, you don’t want the fixtures to be too bright, and since these bulbs will be mounted low on a wall, you want the light to spread, or “wash” over a specific area.
Wiring Your Wall Lights
These lights are a great choice for that clean look that many homeowners want on their outdoor walls. Each fixture mounts flush to the wall, and you can wire it up on the back of the wall (if it’s accessible), or you can run conduit through the wall and attach each light by drilling a hole and attaching the fixture to the conduit.
Be Mindful of Fixture Height and Position
As we mentioned above, it’s important not to mount these LED lights too high on your outdoor wall. The height limit should be four feet, because once you exceed that, people will be able to see inside the fixture and into the light source, which can ruin the effect that the light is intended to have. You also want to make sure that the lights aren’t flipped upside down, since their purpose is to illuminate and wash the wall and the ground beneath the wall. If the light is upside down, there’s a greater risk for moisture to get into the fixture and cause it to fail.
Depending on how much light washing and grazing you want, the higher up the wall you’ll want to put the fixture. At one to two feet, the light spread is going to be more focused, but as you reach three to four feet, the larger the spread will be. If you have questions about this aspect of your lighting, then we’re always here to help.
Visit Us Today
Outdoor lighting plays an important part in how people view your home and how you use your exterior spaces. If you’ve been thinking about adding new wall lights or other ground-level fixtures, then visit our showroom today. These options from Hinkley can be used all over your property, including on low walls near steps to help light the way after the sun has set.
We can also discuss your landscape and exterior lighting design and installation needs. We offer full-service design and installation, and we can also help you with financing options. Above all, we want you to have access to the best in outdoor lighting trends!