When guests enter the apartment, the first room they are in is an entrance hall. It is the hallway that creates the first impression of the status of the owners of the living space and it is therefore very important to pay attention to decoration, furniture and, of course, lighting.
- lighting options
Lighting as in all rooms and in the hallway is calculated depending on the size, shape and design of the ceiling. The most common and acceptable is the installation of point light sources along the ceiling, halogen lamps aimed at the top of the walls and the ceiling itself. Small chandeliers are also suitable, but preferably in the shape of a plate to fit as much as possible to the plane of the ceiling and not press against the head.
As for the lights, the lights in the apartment hallway can be HID, LED or incandescent lamps. Since the premise is most darkened, it is worth using gas-discharge lamps - they have high efficiency and they are able to create a daylight effect.
light source direction can be different: the walls, floor or ceiling, but it is desirable that it be scattered( and sometimes even directed - lamps with reflectors) action. In addition, the degree of illumination of the hallway should be the same as in the other rooms: otherwise, there is a load on the eyes.
Designing two- and three-level plasterboard ceilings for lighting of the premises LED strip is completely useless, even if it is about the lighting in a small hallway to the same required power supply 220-24 B.
fixtures that are installed on the walls, are able to expand the visualroom, they are called "sconces" and combined with the top light - chandeliers-plates. This is a great way to illuminate a narrow hallway. Chandelier and sconce control is done separately, in pairs or one element. If
down the hall is access to the bathroom, it's good to install a motion sensor and a separate lamp low power, turning on and off of which he( sensor) will manage. This creates convenience at night, excluding searches in the darkness of the switch.
should pay attention to the place where the mirror is: a cabinet or wall - not really matter to light source does not enter the field of view, and not blinded. To illuminate the mirror in the hallway, you can place lamps above it, closer to the ceiling or at the ceiling itself.
It is popular today to display electrical wiring in furniture and to make low-voltage LED lighting in it, it is important for large, luxurious hallways. To provide the required voltage, you need a power supply unit of 9 or 12 V( depending on the choice of LED lamps).
There are many photo examples of lighting in hallways, from which you can gather information and based on their own project. Today, calculations are performed using special programs with 3D rendering function, which will allow to calculate the direction of light from each source, taking into account all kinds of glare and dark places.
These programs provide a visual model in contrast to manual drawings, sketches and other obsolete design design methods. However, in order to master these funds, you need a special education or appropriate courses. So it's best to contact a competent designer who will quickly calculate the location, number and power of lighting in your hallway.