What Is Indoor Lighting?

Whether it’s a bathroom light, a fluorescent kitchen light, or the old flickering fixture in the staircase to the basement, indoor lighting helps us see our way around and hopefully keeps us from bumping into too many things along the way. But outside of the practical uses for indoor lighting, the right lighting and fixtures can make or break the décor of a room. We’ve all been in a mid-70s diner and found ourselves staring at the not-so-hip lamps hanging over the tables. Indoor lighting, when done correctly, can bring a room to life and help show off all the hard work that went into picking the paint for your living room. Or it might show you the corner you forgot to sweep last weekend. Either way, indoor lighting helps us enjoy and maintain our homes, and can come in a wide range of styles and shapes for every occasion.

Best Indoor Lighting For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of indoor lighting available to buy:

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Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light for Wedding Party Home Garden Bedroom Outdoor Indoor Wall Decorations (Warm White)
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Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light for Wedding Party Home Garden Bedroom Outdoor Indoor Wall Decorations (Warm White)
  • 8 Modes settings: combination, in waves, sequential, slogs , chasing/flash, slow fade, twinkle/flash, and steady on.
  • High quality: 6.6ft*9.8ft, 300 WARM WHITE LED lights. UL Certificated Output and wire: 29V Voltage Safe Curtain Lights with UL certified, leads to 29V safe output by UL plug-in transformer.
  • Easy to use: directly plug in and unplug it for power on and off. US standard outlet, voltage 110. Plug to the controller: 1.5m/5ft. Controller to the LED light: 1.2m/3.9ft.
  • Perfect decoration: WATERPROOF(IP44) Perfect for indoor and outdoor decorations. Christmas,party,Valentine's Day, wedding, home, window, bathroom, festival, Holiday, shows, restaurant, hotel, commercial building, shopping center etc.
  • Sales price,this lights will make your life lovely. NOTE: ONLY STRING LIGHTS, NOT COME WITH A CURTAIN, MAINLY USED FOR CURTAIN DECORATION. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! If for any reason you're not 100% SATISFIED, please let us know and our customer service team will help you RETURN OR REFUND.
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Tiki Brand Citronella Scented Torch Fuel
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TIKI Brand 64-inch Swirl Metal Torch with Blue Bubble Glass Head
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TIKI Brand 64-inch Swirl Metal Torch with Blue Bubble Glass Head
  • DURABLE, LONG LASTING TORCH: This torch features a stylish blue glass canister surrounded by spiraled metal. Use it with TIKI brand torch fuel & enjoy up to 5 hours of burn time with each 8-ounce fill
  • VERSATILE OUTDOOR DÉCOR: Designed with an easy to assemble 4-piece pole, this glass torch comes with a long-lasting fiberglass wick & a metal snuffer to extinguish the flame at the end of the evening.
  • PERSONAL PARADISE: We can help you create an outdoor paradise with our easy-to-use, long lasting TIKI products, designed in a wide variety of styles to suit any yard, garden, lawn, patio, or porch
  • STYLISH INNOVATION: We continue to innovate outdoor lighting with stylish designs & products like our mosquito repellent torch fuels, adjustable flame Table Torches & Citronella candle buckets
  • BEST OF THE BACKYARD: For over 60 years we've made outdoor torches to illuminate your yard or garden along with candles, wicks, stakes, stands, torch fuel & other accessories to light your landscape
Bestseller No. 6
Hatch Baby Rest Night Light, Sound Machine and Time-to-Rise
1,743 Reviews
Hatch Baby Rest Night Light, Sound Machine and Time-to-Rise
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: Rest combines nightlight, sound machine, and time-to-rise alert in one easy-to-use device that you can control from your phone! Customize color, brightness, sound, and volume level. Set programs to turn off and on automatically based on your family's sleep schedule.
  • EASY TO USE: Rest can be programmed to turn on automatically, can be adjusted remotely via phone, or can be tapped on manually as needed. Control remotely via easy-to-use Hatch Baby Rest app. No need to disrupt a sleeping baby!
  • GROWS WITH YOUR CHILD: Rest grows with your child's needs - providing soft light and white noise for midnight newborn feeding sessions, the comfort of a nightlight for a preschooler, plus a time-to-rise setting for your older child! Includes toddler lock feature and stays cool throughout the night for safety.
  • ENCOURAGES BETTER SLEEP: Create the ideal sleep environment for your child. Choose from preset sound and color combinations recommended by sleep experts! Requirements: Smartphone or tablet running iOS (9 or higher) or Android (KitKat or higher)
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OYOCO Patio Umbrella Light 3 Brightness Modes Cordless 28 LED Lights at 200 lumens- 4 x AA Battery Operated, Umbrella Pole Light for Patio Umbrellas, Camping Tents or Outdoor Use (Black)
966 Reviews
OYOCO Patio Umbrella Light 3 Brightness Modes Cordless 28 LED Lights at 200 lumens- 4 x AA Battery Operated, Umbrella Pole Light for Patio Umbrellas, Camping Tents or Outdoor Use (Black)
  • (OYOCO Direct is the only entity authorized to provide OYOCO umbrella lights on Amazon.com.The other sellers are NOT our Distributors.They may bring risks fake products.)1.3 brightness Mode --press once for 4 LED lights(Dim), press twice for 24 LED lights(Bright), or press three times for 28 LED lights(Super Bright).Suit your need for different brightness on different occasions.
  • 2. Convenient --No need for extra tools, easy to clamp to your umbrella with the built-in auto adjustable strong clamp,also can be hung anywhere using the two hooks, pole mounted, fit pole size from 0.86 inch to 1.81 inch in diameter. 1 year warranty included by OYOCO.
  • 3. Energy-saving and Bright-- With 28 energy-saving LED bulbs, led energy saving and environmental friendly.
  • 4. Multiple functions--Suitable for camping, BBQ, playing CARDS, or lying on your leisure chair in the evening with your families or friends.
  • 5. Available electrical source--Requires 4*AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED),which can be easily purchased in common shops. Easy to carry and prepare for batteries backup.
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LuminoLite Rechargeable 3000K Warm 6 LED Book Light, Easy Clip on Reading Lights for Reading in Bed. 3 Brightness Eye-Care, 2.1 oz Lightweight, Up to 60 Hours Reading. Perfect for Bookworms & Kids
2,702 Reviews
LuminoLite Rechargeable 3000K Warm 6 LED Book Light, Easy Clip on Reading Lights for Reading in Bed. 3 Brightness Eye-Care, 2.1 oz Lightweight, Up to 60 Hours Reading. Perfect for Bookworms & Kids
  • [UPGRADED ] 3000K WARM SMD LED TECHNOLOGY. Most suitable light color for eye-care reading. 6 LEDs evenly light up 3x times lighting area than normal LED. 3 BRIGHTNESS LEVELS. THE BEST portable book light for bookworms & kids.
  • NO MORE WASTING MONEY ON BATTERIES - EVER. FEATURES BUILT-IN RECHARGEABLE 1000MAH LI-ION BATTERY, enjoy your wireless 60 HOURS reading without charging (at low brightness setting). 3 power modes to choose from, USB ports, power banks, and 5V phone charger (not included). Standard Android micro-USB cable included. Never worry about finding a compatible cable if get lost.
  • LOVE TO READ AT NIGHT WITHOUT DISTURBING YOUR PARTNER? This new book light is 2.15 oz super lightweight. Perfectly weightless for clipping on your book, creating a private reading space for you alone when your partner is sleeping next to you. Ideal for nighttime reading in bed and for travel.
  • EYE-CARE SOFT DIFFUSED LIGHT, easily light up 2 full pages of any size book. No need to adjust the light from time to time. This night reading lamp comes with a SECURE PADDED CLAMP AND INFINITELY FLEXIBLE NECK allowing you to position & focus light exactly where you want it. Also perfect for camping, kid's reading, study, music stand, computer light, tasks & hobbies.
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Tiki Brand Citronella Scented Torch Fuel
234 Reviews
Bestseller No. 10
TIKI Brand 6-Inch Marine Glass Table Torch Seaside Escape, Ivory, Coral & Blue (Set of 3)
37 Reviews
TIKI Brand 6-Inch Marine Glass Table Torch Seaside Escape, Ivory, Coral & Blue (Set of 3)
  • OUTDOOR DECOR: These marine glass table torches make a perfect centerpiece to illuminate your table. They come with long-lasting fiberglass wicks, & each has a metal snuffer to extinguish its flame
  • STRIKING DÉCOR: Group them together to create a striking centerpiece or use them individually as colorful accents around your yard or patio. Each 12 ounce fill delivers up to 5 hours of burn time
  • PERSONAL PARADISE: We can help you create an outdoor paradise with our easy-to-use, long lasting TIKI products, designed in a wide variety of styles to suit any yard, garden, lawn, patio, or porch
  • STYLISH INNOVATION: We continue to innovate outdoor lighting with stylish designs & products like our mosquito repellent torch fuels, adjustable flame Table Torches & Citronella candle buckets
  • BEST OF THE BACKYARD: For over 60 years we've made outdoor torches to illuminate your yard or garden along with candles, wicks, stakes, stands, torch fuel & other accessories to light your landscape

Types of Indoor Lighting

Indoor Lighting Items

An Example Of Indoor Lighting

Indoor lighting can be broken up into three categories: ceiling, wall, and standing lights. Within these categories, things can get a little more complicated depending on the intended function of the various lights, but for now, we’ll keep things fairly simple.

Ceiling lights, as the name implies, are attached to the ceiling of whatever space you are in. These include ceiling fans, overhead fixtures, recessed lighting, chandeliers, and that fluorescent panel light that always flickers when you turn it on for the first time (tip, it might be time to replace the bulb!). These lights are usually made to be the heavy lifters of the lighting world, brightening up and entire area instead of one selective corner. They can be big or small, recessed or dangling, clear or colorful, and serve to make sure you can see most of your room at once.

Wall lights, such as sconces, add a bit of ambiance to a room and are perfect for lighting up those hard to see corners and recesses in the wall. Arguably the most noticed lighting element when it comes to the aesthetics of your home décor, choosing the right wall lighting can really highlight your design choices. Make sure you keep in mind the placement of your sconces when looking at new lighting, sometimes having a line of wall mounted fixtures in your living room sounds like a great idea until you need to install a new TV.

The final category for indoor lighting is standing fixtures. This can be anything from a table lamp to a standing lamp to a light strip along the floorboards. These lights are moveable, customizable, and perfect for late night reading sessions as the day winds down. And with the wide range of styles, colors, heights, and designs for standing fixtures, finding the perfect lamp to complete your décor (or hide that spot on the carpet) is easy as pie.

While this list is nowhere comprehensive, these basics forms of indoor lighting make up most of our home furniture, and without them, we’d be left with stubbed toes, strained eyes, incomplete living rooms, and terrified trips to the basement. If you’re looking for the indoor lighting that is right for you, take your time to research the wide array of options out there. After all, that perfect desk lamp could be closer than you think.

The Latest In Indoor Lighting

Indoor Lighting Video

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