Outdoor wall sconces are a great way to make any property - business or residential - safer. Outdoor sconce lights illuminate dark corners, brighten doorways and make the general appearance of a home welcoming and warm. Today's exterior sconces come in all shapes, sizes and design styles, from the contemporary outdoor sconces to a more traditional look highlighted by nautical or craftsman features. There's something for everybody and every house when it comes to an outdoor wall sconce.
Where Outdoor Wall Sconces Work Best
Outdoor sconce lighting looks great flanking the doorway, highlighting the architecture of the home while providing light needed to feel safe and secure. Dark sky outdoor sconces provide the necessary illumination without contributing to light pollution and annoying glare. What does dark sky compliant mean? These types of outdoor sconces are especially beneficial near turtle nesting and rustic locations as they cut down on disrupting the natural habits of animals. Place a pair of sconces on the garage for helpful driveway illumination and what is a better way to welcome guests than with a front porch sconce? Finally, for the deck or patio, mount a sconce near the back door for an appropriate amount of light that lends itself to late night conversations or after dark occasions.
Types of Exterior Sconce Lights - Fit for Every Style of Home
This assortment of well-designed sconces can meet a variety of exterior aesthetics. From porches and patios surrounded by modern implements like furniture and accessories to those outdoor spaces with traditional decor, you'll find that adding a sconce can easily enhance the environment. Discover a variety of outdoor sconce types including recessed options to spotlight sconces, traditional candle sconces, uplight sconces and more.
Top Designers of Outdoor Sconces
Hinkley Lighting brings a delicate contemporary touch to outdoor living areas with an assortment of clean-lined, sleek looking fixtures. For a traditional lantern look in your sconces, be sure to see the offering from Troy Lighting or Maxim Lighting. Superbly modern sconces from WAC Lighting put your sense of style on display and if you love the benefits of energy efficiency, you'll want to see the designs from Modern Forms.
How to Choose the Best Outdoor Sconce
Selecting the best sconce for your outdoor area requires an understanding of the aesthetic of the space, the size of fixture you need and its light source.
- First, determine the landscape of the space to make sure you choose a wall sconce that offers a congruent style.
- Second, measure the area where you will be mounting the wall lamp to ensure it will properly fit. Be sure to review sizing dimensions like height, width and weight, as well as design features like its color, shape and finish.
- Next, look to the fixture's bulb requirement to be prepared with the right light bulb once it is installed. Here you will find a variety of light sources ranging from LED to halogen, incandescent and xenon.
- Finally, when choosing any outdoor fixture, verify it is UL rated for outdoor use with a damp or wet listing. If you are asking, "what is a UL rating?", take a look at our guide on UL listings.
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In most outdoor living locations, the presence of a sconce or other wall lamp is just one piece of your overall outdoor lighting decoration. Look to additional types of outdoor-friendly light fixtures to fully round out your exteriors. Flush mount outdoor lighting is another great way to light up your property to make it more secure, especially near porches and entryways, and pathway lights are an ideal way to create a warm welcome. Meanwhile, dress up your backyard with bollards, in-ground lights, spotlights and more found in the selection of landscape lighting. With the right forms of lighting, you'll be sure to love relaxing in the great outdoors.