In Praise of the Outside Wall Sconce

One Easy Fix for Safety, Style and Security

Hinkley Lighting 2572 Harbor Outdoor Hanging Lantern

Hinkley Lighting 2572 Harbor Outdoor Hanging Lantern

The front door—the gateway to your palace, casa, crib—Your Home for pete’s sake! How many hours are spent choosing the perfect color, hardware, doormat even? All with the desire to welcome,impress, and please those who enter. Lighting seems so mundane, practical, necessary… Exactly!

The single pendant light above the front door is inviting. Your needs have been met. Until the evening you hear a knock on the front door. You turn on said pendant light to see “who’s there”. You can see the outline of said door knocker—but not their features. Simply put, you can’t see who it is. You realize you are a victim of inadequate lighting.

The solution is the long lost wall sconce. Placed at the proper height, The wall sconce provides excellent lighting for you to identify your guest. Good outdoor lighting is a major player in home safety.

Hinkley Lighting 2579 Harbor Outdoor Wall Lights

Hinkley Lighting 2579 Harbor Outdoor Wall Lights

The timeless wall sconce also allows you to get your “Van Gough” on in that the choices out there go way beyond the well known carriage light. Dark iron, brick, steely stainless, patinaed copper shaped into receptacles for light; offer unlimited possibilities to provide balance, grace, warmth and security to your home.

Not many things purchased can provided so much for so little. Worth your time to investigate? Definitely!

Jenna Simpson
design42 New Media

Antique Reproduction Outdoor Lighting

These outdoor lights are very special. Antique Reproductions of ornate historic lighting and other outdoor lights to coordinate with a historic style home or to add a beautiful focal point to any home.

Art Deco Outside Lights

This page has a few Art Deco and Craftsman Style outdoor and porch light options. Arts and Crafts Outdoor collections with charming mission-inspired details perfect for your Prairie Style home.

Contemporary Outdoor Lighting

Contemporary outdoor lighting collections bring clean styling to your outdoor wet location. Enhance the exterior of your home with these unique contemporary designs.

Eclectic Outdoor Lights

Not your typical outdoor lighting, these unique choices say a lot about you and your taste. Efficent lighting with unique styling and lots of options.

Modern Outdoor Lights

Linear minimalist designs for the ultimate in urban sophistication. These stunning, modern outdoor collections have robust construction and clean lines.

Nautical Outdoor Lights

Nautical Outdoor Lights

Inspired by the nautical lanterns sailors used, these outdoor lights have the appearance of oil lamps with the quality to stand up to a variety of settings. Onion lights are available in a variety of painted and metal finishes, including natural copper. From traditional favorites to contemporary updates of these marine designs.

Rustic Outdoor Lights

Rustic Outdoor Lights

Outdoor lighting for your lodge or cabin. Or just add that rustic log home feeling to any home. The pine cones and pineneedles of Avalanch Ranch and Kalco Collections are classic. Avalanche Ranch’s Trout Outdoor Collection is perfect for your lake house. Kichler’s Hatteras Bay Collection, inspired by classic industrial lighting coordinate with rustic, urban or coastal interiors.

Traditional Outdoor Lanterns, Pendants & Postlights

Pineapple’s the traditional symbol of hospitality are beautifully realized in the Hinkley Plantation Collections. The historical design of Quoizel’s Carleton outdoor fixtures bring a handsome colonial appeal to your home. Trellis by Hinkley Lighting is a collection of traditional European-style lanterns designed in a Regency Bronze finish with dense clear seedy glass.

Transitional Outdoor Lights

Transitional lighting splits the difference. A good choice for nearly any location, these outdoor lights are a twist on traditional. Quoizel’s Carson outdoor collection is a classic design that will maintain its beauty for many years. This clean design of Quoizel’s Harmony Collection has minimal ornamentation and and pure lines, giving it a peaceful, Zen-like appeal.

Access Modern & Contemporary Wet Location Outdoor Lighting

Competitively priced modern and contemporary outdoor lighting from Access. High Effficiency LED and other light sources. Black, Brushed Silver, Stainless Steel, Bronze or Satin Chrome finishes.

Besa Outdoor Wall Sconces

Blown glass wall sconces rated for wet or damp location are a perfect complement to contemporary architectural features in today’s buildings and homes. Incandescent or fluorescent options are available. The diffusers are created by European craftsman, skilled in the art of glass fabrication. The painted finishes are applied by hand and are durable enough to withstand most exterior uses.

Besa Outdoor Costaluz Lighting for Extreme Environments

The Costaluz product line has been developed to meet the needs of coastal outdoor areas, while also delivering elegant designs at an affordable price. Most lighting cannot reliably withstand these difficult environments, where the salt air can quickly age the appearance.

Subscribe to House Beautiful >

Comments are closed.