You probably want to have the lighting in your wine cellar decorative and functional. You wish that your wine cellar lighting provides enough light for seeing wine labels without endangering your wine to extreme ultraviolet and heat light. Setting all your cellar lighting on wall switches with dimmers will allow you to lower and raise light levels for practical tasks. Switch timers and motion detectors are great features and prevent the lights from being left on inadvertently. Your light fixture options are recessed cans, track lighting, wall sconces, chandeliers, and display accent lighting.
Different Types of Wine Cellar Lighting
Recessed Cans Lights
Recessed cans lights are the best solution for solid lighting. They’re unobtrusive, and those specialized fixtures allow you to aim the light at the most needed areas. Make sure to install the recessed cans at least 18 inches off your walls to avoid interfering with your wine storage ranking. Also, recessed lights should be insulated and have a vapor barrier behind them.
Wine Cellar Lighting – Track lighting
Track lighting can be used in addition to recessed Cans or as an alternative for recessed Cans. Track lights are adjustable and afford great light. As with recessed cans, ensure all tracks are at least 18 inches off your walls to evade touch with the wine racking.
Wine Cellar Lighting – Wall Sconces
Wall sconces are attractive and shed indirect diffused light throughout your cellar. Wall space and wine cellars are often at a premium and may limit the use of sconces.
Chandeliers are a lighting option for clients seeking a more elegant look in their wine cellar. If you’re considering a chandelier, ensure your fixture can be hung high enough or in a location that avoids foot traffic areas.
Display Accent Lighting
Adequately installed display accent lighting can be the crowning touch for your wine cellar. We recommend using low-voltage lighting systems that offer fixture location flexibility. Accent lighting works excellently, and arch great reveals and vertical displays. Vigilant offers accent lighting kits specifically designed for wine cellar applications. Ask your vigilant sales consultant for more information.