Wall Lighting and Sconces
About Wall Lights
Wall Lights Defined
How manufactures define wall lights–from lights to sconces to washers to wallchieres–can be inconsistent. While wall lights are simply defined by where the light is installed, each style has other individual features that we, at LightingDirect.com, have tried to clear up the confusion.
How to Shop for Wall Lights
Below are popular styles that our customers are drawn to and how we typically categorize each type of wall light. This style of light is typically complementary to other light fixtures. Use the guide to help you determine which style is best for your home.
Popular Wall Light Styles
These lights are the most flush to wall as other wall lights. Typically, these are defined by both sides touching the wall with an open top.
Lighting Type - Ambient and Up Lighting
Common Areas - Hallways, Either side of Art Work & Either side of a Bed
Have you ever thought of a bathroom?
Much like the name, wallchieres are the chandelier of the wall lights. These are typically more dramatic and can have more than one light.
Lighting Type - Decorative and Up/Down Lighting
Common Areas - Foyer, Bathroom & Dining Room
Have you ever thought of a sitting area?
A wall sconce is a general term to encompass either wallchieres and wall washers or some hybrid of the two styles.
Lighting Type - All styles and all directions available
Common Areas - Either to accent another fixture or balance large objects with two sconces.
Bathroom Wall Lights
These are simply defined by have a UL-listing as either wet or damp to withstand the dampness and moisture that is typical in a bathroom.
Lighting Type - Task and Up/Down Lighting
Common Areas - Above a vanity or two on either side of a mirror
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