Published at Tuesday, September 25th 2018. by Taylor Roth in Sconces.
There are several styles of sconces available. There are sconces that get hard wired into your homes and sconces that have a cord that can be plug in. With these options you will be able to make a permanent lighting fixture in your home. Or you will be able to move it around such as a table lamp. Some options that make this type of lighting fixture very versatile are the use of a dimmer switch. This will allow you to dim or brighten a room to meet your lighting needs.
Modern wall sconces are very popular with many homeowners, however there are many raised eyebrows when they find out that initially wall sconces came into existence long before electricity was discovered. They were used to secure candles to the walls of homes, from modest residences to extravagant manors, and provide lighting to rooms, staircases, hallways, and the exteriors of dwellings.
Most externally placed sconces utilize a single light bulb. A number of them have a half-moon shaped lid that shields the bulb from view and imparts an upward shaft of light on the exterior walls. There are also wall sconces that have a full-cover opaque lens that renders a moon-glow effect, with the light dispersing around the fixture. From traditionally ornate designs to sleek-lined simple motifs, there is a range of styles available in the market. You can find them nowadays in various art deco style, rustic or contemporary and modern. There are even some with a shape of a leaf, which are really elegant to look at.
In the early days of before electricity a candle wall sconce was typically the lighting in a home. Now they are used just about in every space in home. Including outdoor wall sconces that accent the exterior of your home. Exterior wall sconces are a little different from interior wall sconces. Because they are typically all sealed up to protect them from the elements. But they still serve the same great function of the interior lighting fixture.
You can choose from a wide variety of materials. You’ll find everything from wood to various metals. You can choose a finish that’s just right. Choose a glass or metal fixture.
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