Using Wire Guards in Lighting

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Wire guards are used in many different types of industries as well as all kinds of different household uses, with lighting being one of the most common. Wire guards can add additional flare and functionality to either environment, depending on how you use them. They can be modern, industrial, or add just the right touch of vintage charm to any home or workplace with the use of wire guards. These items are often looked over or not noticed on a day to day basis but they are everywhere. We will discuss the industrial uses of wire guards followed by the domestic uses of these handy and stylish lighting accessories.


In the industrial sector lighting may have to take quite a bit of abuse. It is important for the safety of your employees and property to take the right steps to protect your lighting. For many people that means much more than wire guards, though they will use those as well. Depending on what line of work you have going on you may have to start the protection for your lighting with a florescent light tube guard which will help protect you and your staff from the dangers that can arise from a light tube breaking. Utilizing a Vapor Tight light diffuser will help keep out dust and moisture the keeping your lights safer and giving them a longer life. But there is more you can do to protect your lighting and that is using wire guards over your fixtures for added protection. Wire guards are also often used over exit signs to make sure they have extra security during an emergency.


Wire guards come in a large variety of shapes, sizes, and colors thus making them a wonderful, and surprising addition to your home decor. Wire guards can be industrial if you want a cleaner, modern look, or they can have more an heirloom feel to them, depending on what style and finish you choose. Wire guards pair especially well with Edison bulbs and can easily be modern or vintage. Choosing a stainless steel or bright copper will give you more of a contemporary feel whereas if you choose a brushed nickel or copper you will channel more of the olden days feel to your fixtures. Wire guards are often used in the kitchen but are also right at home in your bathroom and can add unexpected charm to your living areas as well. If you’re looking for a conversation piece to add to your decor don’t overlook wire guards for your lights.


There is a whole world of wire guards available now. Be sure to pick a reputable distributor that is ready and willing to help you figure out exactly what you need for your project. The team at Diffuser Specialist is waiting to answer any questions you may have about any lighting project you have, big or small. They can help you with indoor and outdoor lighting as well as domestic and industrial lighting. Diffuser Specialist has the knowledge and experience to help you make the biggest impact possible with your lighting, don’t hesitate to call them today!

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