Lanscape Lighting Basics

WALL SCONCE ILLUMINATION EXPERIENCE

  • Task Lighting - incorporate a swing arm wall lamp to your office or next to your bed for reading
  • Accent Lighting - accentuate your wall art with a picture light or two lights on either side of the art
  • Decorative Lighting - dress up your hallway with wallchieres for the ultimate elegant space

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TASK WALL SCONCES

 

Swing Arm Wall Lamps

  • Swings to the best spot to perform your tasks
  • Great for desks and reading areas
  • Some plug in for easy installation

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Bathroom Wall Lights

  • Also called vanity lighting
  • Must be UL listed for Wet or Damp
  • Range from 1 light to up to 27 lights at LightingDirect.com

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Outdoor Wall Lights

  • Most common outdoor light fixture
  • Great for security near your exterior doors
  • Must be UL listed as either Wet or Damp

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ACCENT WALL SCONCES

 

Wall Sconces

  • Encompasses essentially all wall lights except for vanity lighting
  • Come in a variety of styles and typically offer an ambient lighting experience
  • Wall washers and wallchieres are more decorative wall sconces

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Picture Lights

  • Illuminate uneven walkways and steps for added safety
  • Protects against potential liability from unseen objects
  • Helps visitors reach your home safely

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DECORATIVE WALL SCONCES

 

Wall Washers

  • Fixture opens up for lighting to wash on a wall
  • Fixture installs with both sides of it flush to the wall
  • Great for an up lighting experience

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Wallchieres

  • The chandeliers of wall lights
  • Usually have more than one light with other decorative details
  • Many come with optional light shades

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POSITIONING YOUR WALL SCONCE

Bathroom Wall Light Placement

  • Install a vanity light directly above a mirror for proper placement
  • Install a light on either side of a bathroom mirror at eye level

Hallway Wall Sconce Placement

  • Install hallway sconces no lower than 60 inches from the floor
  • For an ambient lighting experience in your hallway, install lights 72 inches apart

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