When it comes to lighting systems and home decorations, we tend to think a lot about indoor lights. This is normal – as we spend most of our time indoors. But we should not forget that outdoor lighting has also impactful benefits as interior lighting.
Just like bunker lighting that today has found its place in most homes and businesses.
Traditionally, bunker lighting refers to the lighting systems used in underground bunkers such as military bunkers, underground shelters, and other types of subterranean structures.
Bunker lights typically use specialized fixtures and bulbs designed to withstand the harsh conditions found underground such as high humidity, dust, and vibration. There is also another characteristic of bunker lighting that is interesting. And that includes features for explosion-proof construction and emergency lighting capabilities.
Bunker lighting has evolved from its purely functional use over time, while retaining some of its vintage industrial elements.
This is the reason why you will notice bunker lights are often long-lasting and to this day, a great option for lighting up outdoor areas. Know more reasons why you should prioritize outdoor lighting.
You've probably seen these lights all over: on exterior walls, patios, pathways, and under the eaves. They appear to be oyster lights at first glance but there are some differences we can list. You can be more familiar with “bunker lighting” or you might be calling them “bulkhead lights”.
Bunker lighting may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to sprucing up your home's exterior. But you will be surprised how this type of light can add real character to your home or business premises.
Facts about Bunker Lighting
You will be fascinated by the history of bunker lighting and we are about to tell it.
They were created in the early 20th century, sometime after the industrial revolution's boom. Ships used them to provide waterproof lighting for the hull in very dark conditions. Since their effectiveness on boats, the bulkhead light has been used as an efficient lighting solution in many industrial warehouses.
Bunker lights are still used in these settings but it has become fashionable for homes in today’s modern world. It has also been adopted by interior designers as a popular fixture for adding character to a space.
Bunker Lighting Benefits
Bulkhead lighting or bunker lighting casts a bright and large amount of light which is essential for many industrial sites from the past and present.
They provide broad illumination that can deter vandals and thieves.
Bunker light’s durability and impressive lighting ability make it a common lighting fixture that is mostly found in underground car parks, on outside walls, inside warehouses, and in large commercial buildings.
They are designed to be tough to be resistant to dust, water, and even acts of vandalism.
Their sturdy design allows them to blend in with the look of the industrial environment.
Another benefit of bunker lights from their durability and their cylinder or dome shapes, they can be hung from the ceiling or wall-mounted.
A valuable reason to invest in bunker lighting for homes and outdoor buildings as they can be used for garage lighting and is an effective security addition to the outside of your house.
The construction of these classic fixtures enhances both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Can be installed in a kitchen or living room, and it will provide the consistent and bright lighting that these busy areas require.
They make it easy for you to see and walk around dark garden pathways.
Industrial Vibe with Bunker Lighting
The bunker light has a long history in the marine industry, but that doesn't mean that the fixture belongs only on boats.
Bunker Lighting is now a focal point in modern industrial design, adding a touch of eccentricity to any home interior. They're a must for any vintage-lover, true historian, or trendsetter – but how can you achieve the look?
If you want an industrial feel in your home, this lighting fixture is the simplest and probably inexpensive way to do so. See our Shoalhaven Brass Oval Outdoor Bunker Wall Light that will look great on exposed brick or crisp white walls to instantly create your desired rustic look. This is ideal for use in kitchens and on either side of a wood-burning stove.
You may want to consider our Scarborough Brass Round Outdoor Bunker Wall Light which style is porthole inspired as your alternative. These bunker lighting designs will enhance the timeless charm of your historic or newly built home and will metaphorically brighten up any room.
We encourage our customers to be brave and try something new. Combine them with softwoods, pink colors, and other feminine elements to highlight their ruggedness; a stark contrast that will enhance your interiors tenfold. Fortune favors the bold!
Let’s pair your bulkhead or bunker lighting with vintage artwork to give your interior design a truly unique statement. Consider incorporating works from the 70s to pay homage to the previous boom of the industrial look.
The industrial trend has given bunker lighting fixtures a renewed popularity since their initial invention. Anyone looking to add a unique flair to their home can benefit from this style of lighting. But remember, the power of industrial design is in subtlety.
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We will answer that question by giving you more bunker light options.
If you need a lighting solution for your business, our Lily Black 12W LED Eye Exterior Wall Light can be used either indoors or outdoors. The eyelid design ensures that light is directed downwards in an area for ambience and safe passage rather than over fences into other people's homes or businesses.
Here at Zest Lighting, a number of our bunker lights or bulkhead lights are also suitable for indoor or outdoor use. The Lily Black E27 LED Exterior Wall Light and Lily Black 12W LED Exterior Wall Light feature a sleek rounded design and are available in both black and opal casings. The light can be used inside a shower cubicle or to brighten up your bathroom area by attaching it to the wall or ceiling of your bathroom.
Our entire line of bunker lights has an IP rating. If you are interested, IP (or International Protection Rating) is a code that begins with IP and you will notice that it is always followed by two numerals, and occasionally has a letter.
This is the device’s degree of protection based on the specific electrical enclosure and its ability to prevent the intrusion of solid objects like fingers and dust, as well as resist water and accidental contact.
For example, we have bunker lights with IP64 rating means that they are dust-tight (6) and splash-proof (4). In this case, splash-proof means they are protected from water spray from any direction. Always consult with your electrician before installing lights in damp areas or near water sources.
IP64 means that you have an assurance that these bulkhead or bunker lights can be used inside and out. This means you have more options where to put them though this may feel a little overwhelming. Still, go for the aesthetic feel you prefer just in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Zest Lighting offers the best quality bunker lighting in Australia. If you need any advice or want to know more about the installation of bunker lights or bulkhead lights, feel free to contact us.