When you have bare walls and an electric socket nearby, it’s time to install plug in wall lights.
These wall lights, as coined for their name, only need the traditional electrical cord to be plugged into an outlet for them to start lighting up. Some consumers also coin them as “redesigned table lamps,” only these lights are mounted on walls. Many prefer such wall lights because they can have more options on where to install such lights without the need to connect them directly to the building’s electrical wiring. However, some also dislike the visible cord on these wall lights as it creates a messier look.
Zest Lighting presents to you our collection of plug in wall lights available in many styles and sizes. We have models with switches, allowing one to turn it on and off without the need to pull the plug away from the electrical receptacle, and models without. Some of our products have additional dimming and colour changing technology features available for your customisation. Browse our collection and see if a plug in wall light matches your preferences and room.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Plug In Wall Lights
In some ways, plug in wall lights give you more options for where you can install them, as they don’t need you to replan your home’s internal electrical wiring when adding plug in wall lights. However, they still have to be placed near enough an outlet that the cord will reach. If this is not possible, consider using extension cords instead of hiring a professional electrician to create a new wall outlet in your room. In fact, most home renters utilise plug in wall lights on their spaces to avoid provoking homeowners with a complete renovation plan.
Since plug in wall lights generally have visible cords, some buyers prefer purchasing other wall light types over them. They believe that the perceivable cables bring a less polished look. To combat this claim, manufacturers started incorporating design elements that work to disguise the cord. Furthermore, one can acquire cord covers that can hide the wall light’s exposed cables to a certain extent.
As “redesigned table lamps,” plug in wall lights can become great alternatives for table lamps. In fact, adding plug in wall lights on spaces where lamps are needed, such as on over bedside and console tables, saves you counter spaces for your phones, keys, flower vases, or books. However, since most models are often fixed onto the walls, their portability, and by extension the ease they bring, isn’t as great as actual table and desk lamps.
Plug-in wall lights are possibly less convenient to operate, as they cannot be turned on and off with the flip of a central light switch. Instead, they are controlled by a switch on the fixture itself or by just unplugging the cord. If you prefer centralised lighting, then this reason is something that you must take note of before buying a plug in wall light.
Installing Plug In Wall Lights
It's very easy to install plug in wall lights in your home. Some plug in wall light packages includes complete installation equipment, like brackets and screws, to help you fix it on the wall. Others have bases or mounting plates attached to the wall light's body, allowing you to install it perpendicular to the floor without the need for extra devices.
Without further ado, here are the general steps on installing plug in wall lights in your spaces:
Determine the location for installation. For easier lighting usage, fixing the wall lamp near an electrical outlet is recommended. If that's not possible, make sure to purchase an extension cord for your wall light.
Consider the height of your wall lamp's installation. This usually depends on the purpose of your plug in wall light. If you want it to serve as a reading lamp by your chair, align the opening of your wall light's shade in between your shoulder and eye level when in a sitting position. If your plug in wall lamp is meant to accentuate your room's decors and art pieces like a picture wall light, fix it at a height in line or above the decor's central axes. For an accurate installation, mark the place where you'll install the wall light.
Once you've determined the first two, it's time to work on that lamp's bracket! If your package contains an installation manual, simply follow the procedures described in it. The general steps include positioning the wall light's mounting plate on the wall traces, marking the screw holes, and drilling the necessary wall parts to easily fasten the pins using some tools. In some cases, especially for heavy plug in wall lights, you would need additional wall anchors installed to support its weight.
After making sure that your mounting plate is affixed in its place, attach and secure the rest of the plug in wall light's body on the mounting plate. Fasten it with bolts and screws, depending on the wall light's design. Some plug in wall lights slide over the mounting plates to finish the installation. In contrast, others have internal latches that directly lock into the protruding sections of the mounting plate.
You can now test and try your plug in wall light after ensuring that everything is secured in place. Don't forget to attach the wall light's shade and put the light bulb on to its lamp socket if it's detached from the wall light's main body. Plug in on the electrical socket and enjoy the illumination brought by your new plug in wall light.
As previously mentioned, some consumers think that the exposed electrical cables of the plug in wall lights might make their rooms look untidy. If you have the same concern but still wish to buy plug in wall lights, you can also add cord covers among your additional purchases. Simply affix the cord cover's backplate onto your desired position, insert the wall light's cord, and close it using the front plate of the cord cover using bolts and screws. If you want to visually hide the cord cover's apparent protrusion on your wall, consider buying one that has the same colour as your walls, or repaint it with latex-based paint and an optional primer.
Zest Lighting welcomes you to browse our collection of high-quality plug in wall lights at affordable prices. We have offered numerous lighting solutions for homes and commercial spaces that cater to our valued clients' preferences and demands for nearly a decade. We hope to deliver the same service and commitment to everyone who has a passion for premium designer lights. Please send us your enquiries here or read our FAQ and blog pages for more information. We are pleased to share our zest for lights with you.