What are Lighting Fixtures? - TEKLED UK

What are Lighting Fixtures?

Lighting fixtures are used in homes and buildings. They help illuminate the environment with light, making it much more comfortable for people to live in and work in. They can be found anywhere along the building's exterior, from the roof to the walls. Many homeowners choose to install lighting fixtures that not only provide light for their property but also enhance its appearance by adding colour or style.

There are several types of lighting fixtures available today including chandeliers, ceiling lights, wall lights, and downlights.

What Do Lighting Fixtures Do?

Lighting fixtures provide light.

They can be used as decorative elements in the home or building, or they can serve a practical purpose such as providing lighting for areas that are not normally illuminated.

Lighting fixtures can also increase safety by illuminating dark areas of a building where people might otherwise trip over something and get injured.

How do Lighting Fixtures Work?

Lighting fixtures work by turning electricity into light. They do this by using a bulb, which is a device that contains an electric current and produces light when it's switched on. The bulb itself is part of a fixture that's visible to you when you turn on your lights at home or in the office.

The second piece of equipment in most lighting fixtures is called an electrical socket (or box), which houses all of your wall-mounted electrical outlets for plugging things into.

Where Are Lighting Fixtures Used?

You've probably seen them in your home, but where do lighting fixtures actually go? There are many places where you can use light fixtures in your home. In the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom, for example, you'll want to consider what type of mood you want to create with each fixture. For example:

In the kitchen: If it's a bright sunny day outside and there's no need for overhead lights because they'll just be covered by windowsills or cabinets—and if you're not cooking at night—then maybe just some ambient lighting would be enough!

Bathroom: If it's dark inside, then this could mean using an overhead light fixture with multiple bulbs is the answer so that they don't all turn on at once when someone opens their bathroom door.

Bedroom: Use an under-bed lamp with task lighting capabilities such as dimming switches so that it doesn't bother anyone else who wants sleep.

What are the different types of Fixtures?

The different kinds of lighting fixtures are:

  • Chandeliers
  • Ceiling lights
  • Wall lights
  • Downlights
  • Floor lights


Chandeliers are hanging lights. They can be made of glass, crystal, metal or other materials. Chandeliers are used in foyers and dining rooms because they provide a lot of light to the area without taking up too much space.

Chandelier light fixtures may have a number of different types of bulbs inside them: incandescent bulbs (traditional), halogen bulbs (high efficiency) or LED lights that last longer than traditional incandescent ones.

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights are used in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms to provide ambient lighting. They can also be used to create a focal point. In addition, ceiling lights can be used to highlight artwork or other decorations on the walls above your bed or couch.

Wall lights

Wall lights are used in a variety of settings, including bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms. They can also be found in offices and hallways.

A wall light is installed on the wall or a ceiling above a specific area of your home such as an office or hallway. There are different types of wall lights such as table lamps and ceiling chandeliers that have different purposes depending on where they're placed within your home.


Downlights are used for general lighting and may be placed on either side of a room. They can also be used to light up a hallway or bathroom, as well as kitchens and other areas of your home.

Floor lights

Floor lights are used for general lighting or decorative purposes and may be placed at the corners of the room usually. They are used mostly in the living rooms as well as bedrooms too.what are lighting fixtures

Types of fixtures according to places they’re used in

You can use the following types of lighting fixtures:

Dining room - A dining room is a special room in your home where you will be spending a lot of time with the family. It's important to ensure this area looks attractive and welcoming, especially when guests come over for dinner or parties. This area can employ all the different types of lighting fixtures discussed.

Bedroom - The bedroom is where many people go to sleep at night, so it should be designed with their needs in mind. This area does especially well with a good balance of task lighting, ambient lighting and general lighting.

Bathroom – When designing your bathroom you may want to consider adding a variety of lighting fixtures to suit the needs of users while beautifying the space.