The Definitive Guide to Types of Light fixtures-Wall lights
There are mainly 3 types of Light Fixtures
- Ceiling Lights
- Wall Sconces
- Lamps and Shades
In this article, you will find guide to Wall Sconces.
A link to Guides to ceiling lights and lamps are
Wall Sconces are light fixtures attached to the wall as support where the light is directed upwards/downwards/tilted. In addition to the ceiling lights, scones add up extra brightness to the room and also create an inviting atmosphere.
They are available in a variety of colours, materials, colours, styles, shades, etc. Also useful in places where you need a bit of light like a reading room or a specific area like a staircase. Sconces create a decorative feature than a functional purpose.
They impart a stylish and gentle and background illumination and are typically installed in pairs on either side of frame of doorways or either side of beds to create a balance
Barn lights are attractive, functional and provide building outdoor space stylish and bright illumination.
Many of the barn lights are available in metal, aluminum and galvanized finishes that are ideal for vintage, contemporary and industrial styles.
Armed sconces are unique as they feature a decorative arm that attaches to a base and fit in variety of styles.
Few of them come with a swing arm, where they can swing in different directions.
They give an effect of combination of wall lamps and torchiers together, most of them come with decorative designs and are beautiful.
They are available in variety of designs and blend with any design style.
LED Strip Lights
Also known as ribbon lights comes with adhesive backing by surface mounted light emitting diodes.
They are used for different variety of applications such as cabinet lighting, kitchens, ceilings, TV back lighting, bedroom headboards, etc.,
Wall sconces also vary according to
- Mount Type
- Fixture colour/Finish
- Fixture Material
According to Mount Type
Mount Type – Flush type and Semi flush type
Flush type– Flush with interior wall
Semi flush type – Light fixture is attached to arm that connects to a plate.
Ex. Barn lights, wall lanterns
Type of lighting fixture installed into the wall and sit flush with the wall.
According to Fixture Color/Finish
Chrome, bronze, nickel, graphite, copper, gold
Black, blue, orange, grey
Graphite finishes resemble black stainless steel and create a unique modern feel
Bronze finishes create antique vibe
According to Style
- European Vintage Style
- Art Deco
- Rustic etc. and many more
Types of Light Fixtures According to Fixture Material
GLASS -clear glass, colored glass, etched glass, frosted glass, polished glass
Different types of glass design capture the light and diffuse light very well. They create beautiful patterns on the walls.
Offers neutral styling creating a simple and elegant look.
Beautiful glass crystals create a shimmery glow to any room and offers a luxury feel
It offers an aesthetic appeal and a relaxing mood. Mostly preferred for bedrooms
Mostly suitable for modern and contemporary décor
Wood, resin, ceramic, etc.,