Corridors and Aisle are typically dimly lit, making the design of lighting crucial. However, due to their limited space, special attention must be given to the selection of lighting fixtures. So, how should we choose lighting fixtures for corridors and aisles? Today, Canco will share it with you.
1. Selection of Lighting Fixtures for Corridor Aisle
Various types of lighting fixtures can be used in corridors, including Ceiling Lights, Spotlights, Downlights, LED Light Strips, and Wall Lights. Each of these fixtures has its characteristics. Let’s take a detailed look at their features and considerations for purchasing.
1.1 Ceiling Lights
Ceiling lights are arranged in the corridor according to the separation of structural beams. This approach is most often used in engineering design. They are suitable for residential buildings such as dormitories, apartments, as well as industrial, educational, office, and research buildings, especially for external corridors. Ceiling lights are equipped with dust-proof gaskets, providing good sealing performance and preventing small insects from entering the lampshade. They are suitable for outdoor corridors where dust and mosquitoes are more common. This type of lighting provides low illuminance levels but at a lower cost.
Canco LED Ceiling Light is equipped with a lampshade with excellent light transmission, High-efficiency luminous output for good illumination. The illuminance level of this lighting method can be calculated using the point illuminance calculation method.
Spotlights are typical non-main lights without a fixed scale. When a row of small spotlights is combined, they can create various fascinating light patterns. Spotlights can be installed around the ceiling or on top of furniture, as well as in walls, wainscoting, or skirting.
Currently, the market offers spotlights of varying quality, making it difficult to distinguish the good ones from the bad ones with the naked eye. Therefore, it is advisable to purchase spotlights from manufacturers with quality assurance and select high-quality transformers that match them.Currently, the market offers spotlights of varying quality, making it difficult to distinguish the good ones from the bad ones with the naked eye. Therefore, it is advisable to purchase spotlights from manufacturers with quality assurance and select high-quality transformers that match them.
Recessed downlights are commonly used in corridors with suspended ceilings, such as dormitories, apartments, hotels, or other entertainment venues, as well as stairwells. Since the depth and width of the lamp cup of downlights can vary, they can be divided into vertical downlights and horizontal downlights. Each form has multiple styles and different light distribution curves, generally falling into the category of narrow or medium beam angle fixtures.
When choosing downlights, attention should be paid to the ratio of the distance between the fixtures and the height of the corridor to avoid uneven illuminance and obvious light spots. For example, for a distance of 2.5 meters between the suspended ceiling and the floor, the recommended spacing for medium beam angle lamps is 1.75 to 2.5 meters, and for narrow beam angle lamps, it is 1.25 to 1.75 meters. The illuminance of this lighting arrangement can be calculated using the point illuminance calculation method.
1.4 LED Light Strips
LED light strips are easy to install and can be seamlessly integrated along the ceiling or walls. An important advantage of them is their longevity. With an extended lifespan compared to traditional lighting options, LED light strips require less frequent replacement, reducing maintenance efforts and costs. Moreover, LED technology ensures consistent and even lighting distribution, eliminating any concerns of uneven brightness or visible light spots in corridors and hallways.
When choosing LED light strips, it is crucial to choose high-quality products from reputable manufacturers to ensure durability and optimal performance. Consider factors such as color temperature, brightness levels, and the desired length of the light strip to meet the specific requirements of the space.
1.5 Wall Lights
Wall lights are generally equipped with glass lampshades, which can soften the light through the reflected light on the wall, and have multiple effects of projecting and smudged light, showing different styles due to different residential materials.
The decorative function of the Wall lights is generally more obvious than the lighting function, so when choosing, you should first look at the effect of it being installed on the wall before making a decision. When choosing Wall lights, pay attention to a few points, the first is to choose a protective cover, and the second is to pay attention to the quality of the lampshade and bracket.
2. Requirements for Using Lighting in Corridors
Bright light can make the space appear spacious and can also relieve the tension generated by long and narrow aisles. Multiple downlights, spotlights, and wall sconces are often used in the hallway to create a light environment.
In residential environments, corridors primarily serve as pathways for family members and for moving furniture or items. Therefore, corridors require higher illuminance levels to provide sufficient brightness. It is recommended to provide a main light or a main light with several auxiliary lights based on the depth and width of the corridor to ensure adequate illuminance.
2.2 Color Temperature
Warm and comfortable color temperatures are more suitable for residential environments. Warm-toned lights, such as incandescent lights that mimic sunlight, are better suited for providing illumination in home corridors. Therefore, for frequently used residential corridors, it is preferable to avoid using cold-toned lights and instead choose warm-toned lights that are consistent or close to the color temperature of other spaces.
The selection of corridor lighting fixtures requires a simple and elegant appearance, with compact and refined designs, avoiding the use of overly complex and gaudy light ornaments. In practical settings, it is recommended to install a main light at the center of the corridor and complement it with appropriate spotlights, downlights, wall lights, or other decorative fixtures, aiming to achieve a good decorative effect.
By considering these factors and choosing the right lighting fixtures, hallways, and aisles can be well-lit, creating a pleasing and visually appealing environment. When planning your next space lighting project, take a look at Canco line of lighting fixtures. Because we have a skilled technical team, that started its LED lighting business in 2008, we design and manufacture lighting in our factory. Contact Canco Lighting today with any questions you may have and we’ll point you in the right direction.