Foyer Lighting Ideas to Ensure a Well-lit and Welcoming Entryway
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Foyer Lighting Ideas to Ensure a Well-lit and Welcoming Entryway

As the entrance to your home, the foyer is primarily a functional space that not only acts as the introduction to your home for guests but also welcomes you at the end of the day and sends you off at the start. In general, the foyer is often only briefly used for people like entering or exiting, put down their things, remove or put on shoes and coats, and as such. It is often ignored during the decorating process, especially when it comes to lighting.

But actually, having a right foyer lighting can't be an activity to be taken lightly. After all, the foyer lighting is the first thing your guests see when they enter your home and totally sets the tone for your entire house right off the bat, which means that proper illumination is important. So, having a stunning foyer light to wow your guest or make them feel welcome once they set foot in your house is a good idea. With that in mind, here's how to accomplish it.






Contents:
3 Hallway Lighting Types In An Entryway
How To Choose The Perfect Light Bulb For An Entryway



3 hallway lighting types in an entryway


The entryway to your home is the first impression of your interior space for your guests, while the right foyer lighting can go a long way in creating a positive initial impression either. Whether you pick a light fixture that makes a bold statement or something more subtle and subdued, your choice of lighting sets the tone for the rest of the house. Then, because of how they are utilized, entryways rarely need very complex lighting, but it is still important to build in those layers of light using the three types of lighting:


Ambient Lighting


Providing atmosphere and a general source of light throughout a space, ambient lighting can be a good choice in some entryways if your single fixture may be more than enough to illuminate the entire area. Plus, ambient lighting doesn't have to be limited to overhead fittings – a well-placed floor or table lamp can help enhance the ambient light and lead people further into the home.


Task Lighting


Task lighting is a requirement when you want to show more intense focus on a specific thing, such as reading or detail work like sewing. So, when you only focus on its usage, this may not be necessary for entryways, but it can be helpful when you are trying to look for your keys in a dark purse on your way out the door. To take smart wifi led strip for instance, it totally helps you to easily see and grab your favourite scarf in the winter if you take it lined along the inside of the door can help illuminate jackets, shoes, and other outdoor accessories.


Accent Lighting


Having some accent lighting to your entryway is necessary when you have hung some photography or artwork there, especially there are some exceptional architectural details you want to show off.



How To Choose The Perfect Light Bulb For An Entryway


If you want your entrance to any home to be warm and welcoming, a bright light bulb with warm colour temperature is ideal, like something that is 2700k or warmer. Then, the question may turn into how to choose the perfect light bulb. Keep reading to know how.


Get the Right Bulb Size


Nobody wants to get home after buying a light bulb only to discover it's the wrong size, which is quite disappointed and can be the hassle of going back to the shop and making a return. Therefore, you must ensure that the new bulb you select is going to fit into your fixture.

Then, with a wide variety of caps and bases available like e26 bulb and e12 bulb, it's not always easy to determine which type is right for your fixture, but it can be solved when you having taken the measurement. For a detailed explanation of the bulb size measurement, read our individual guide - What Size Light Bulb Do You Need.

In general, an appropriate lamp holder or fixture of e26 light bulb or e12 light bulb is typically quite straightforward, and their installation is usually very straightforward and requires no tools or assembly. So, to fit this accustom, most of the light bulbs are designed in these 2 sizes - an a19 bulb with an e26 base or the candelabra bulbs with a candelabra base.


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5W
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5W
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9W
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Light Color RGB &
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Daylight White Orange Yellow RGB &
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Color Temperature 2700K-6000K 5000K 2000K 2700K-6000K 2700K-9000K
Shape a19 bulb a19 bulb a15 bulb candle candle
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The Extra Function You Want Your Bulb Have


Aside from making the light bulb come in various types and sizes, many lighting manufactures have added different function to them either.

For dusk-to-dawn purposes, you must get a dusk to dawn light bulb, which takes not only your hand free but also mind off wondering whether you have turned the lights on or off daily.


Technical Details Comparison of LOHAS LED Dusk to Dawn Sensor Light Bulb


a19 e26 dusk to dawn light bulb

a19 e26 dusk to dawn light bulb

a19 e26 dusk to dawn light bulb

a21 e26 dusk to dawn light bulb

br30 e26 dusk to dawn light bulb
Package 4 Pack 4 Pack 2 Pack 2 Pack 2 Pack
Lumen 500LM 500LM 920LM 1580LM 720LM
Watt 6W
(40W Equivalent)
6W
(40W Equivalent)
12W
(100W Equivalent)
16W
(150W Equivalent)
9W
(60W Equivalent)
Bulb Size e26 base

a19 bulb
e26 base

a19 bulb
e26 base

a19 bulb
e26 base

a19 bulb
e26 base

a19 bulb
Color Temperature Daylight White 5000K Soft White
3000K
Daylight White 5000K Daylight White 5000K Daylight White 5000K


Or, if you are loving the fun, preppy energy of this entryway, consider to catch on to the color changing light bulb trend, which can certainly set the mood for whatever you're up to at home, whether it's fun, focus or relaxation.

Technical Details Comparison of LOHAS Color Changing Light Bulb



A19 Color Changing Light Bulb


Color Changing Downlight


BR30 Color Changing Light Bulb


E26 Color Changing Light Bulb
Price $26.99/2 Pack $21.99/2 Pack $25.99/Pack $17.99/Pack $36.99/4 Pack
Lumen 450LM 650LM 680LM 1000LM 810LM
Watt
(Replacement Watt)
5W
(40W Equivalent)
8W
(60W Equivalent)
10W
(65W Equivalent)
10W
(75W Equivalent)
9W
(60W Equivalent)
Light Color RGB &
Cool White
RGB &
Warm White
RGB &
Warm White
RGB &
Warm White
RGB &
Warm White
Color Temperature 2700K-6500K 2700K-9000K 2000K-9000K 2000K-9000K 2700K-6000K
Base candelabra base e26 base e26 base e26 base e26 base
Shape led candelabra bulbs a19 bulb round br30 bulb
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All in all, from recessed lighting to light bulb, the variety of light fixtures that work well in an entryway is as boundless as your creativity and imagination. Whether you want track lighting to keep the walkway visible and to help you avoid tripping on any furniture or elegant wall sconces that light up your decor, the above suggestions have totally helped you find the right hallway light for your space. Just let this guidance be with you if you want everyone (visitors of the residence alike) to feel safe and welcome as they enter.