The corridors of a house are the forgotten areas when it comes to lighting. They are not easy to light because they are often narrow, dark or long. These spaces are however essential: well lit, they beautify your home, facilitate your movement or that of your guests and contribute to the general decoration of your home.
Let’s see the 3 essential points that you must take into account when lighting your hallway or corridor:
- How to adapt the lighting to the space
- How to distribute the light
- What temperature and voltage to choose
Understand the configuration of the house
To be able to choose the appropriate lighting in the hallway, you must guide your choice according to the configuration of the home : for example, prefer a recessed luminaire if the ceilings are low, and avoid chandeliers or oversized installations in narrow corridors so as not to reduce the space. In general, it is important to vary the light sources and favor luminaires that can distribute the light throughout the space.
Distribute the light
It is imperative to obtain uniform, non-glare lighting in hallways. To distribute the light correctly, vary the light points and place the luminaires in several places.
Placing them at a regular interval over the entire length of the corridor creates more than a passage area, it creates a setting that allows a path that is both safe and aesthetic.
In the event that your corridor is narrow, it is better to place them on the same side. If you only have a ceiling outlet, use a short suspension with a flared shade to allow better diffusion of the light flow.
Choose the right color temperature and voltage
To sufficiently illuminate the space and create a warm atmosphere, a light output of approximately 100 to 150 lux per m2 should be chosen .
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