The hallway is a challenge in terms of optimal lighting. It is often quite narrow, with no natural daylight. With the right luminaires, a hall doesn’t only look bright and inviting, but also larger. In addition, efficient corridor lighting is important for safety. To put your hallway in the right light, it is best to include different LED light sources. Thanks to money-saving bulbs, you will soon be welcoming the next nice surprise – your electricity bill.
Ideally, your corridor lighting should include the following elements:
Find the optimal lighting for every hallway: in older properties with high walls, for example, a pendant lamp in the hall looks perfect, while in a low ceiling hallway, it is slightly oppressive. This checklist helps you to choose:
|Hallway shape \
|Long and narrow||Square||High ceilings||No daylight|
|Table lamps on side tables|
LED lamps with motion detectors ensure your safety when you leave the house or come home in the dark. However, stairs are often forgotten. These too must be properly lit to reduce tripping hazards. And, as the name suggests, the SMART security solution is pretty clever: network your SMART+ hallway lighting via an app on your smartphone. If you are stuck in traffic on your way home, or decide last minute to go out with friends after work, you can activate the LED lighting in the hallway and other rooms via the app – and therefore appear to be at home.
1. What light intensity and temperature are best for hall lighting?
Ideally, you should use two different light colours: normal white (from 3,300 Kelvin) provides the brightness needed to get you going on dark winter mornings, and is suitable for ceiling lighting. The light intensity should be at least 100 lumens. For a winding staircase, 150 lumens are better so you can clearly see where you are going.
2. What type of lights do I use in a hallway?
LED is the head of the pack. Not only do LED lights have a particularly long life, they also work very energy-efficiently. You do not need to worry about replacing recessed lights and other bulbs for several years.
LED lights offer creative ways to illuminate your favourite elements of a hallway. Here are some ideas for particularly atmospheric hallway lighting:
Let the light in: choose the right LED, energy-saving bulbs for your hallway and create your individual plan for corridor lighting!