We see objects when the reflecting light from the object reaches our eyes. Without light we cannot truly acknowledge the existence of any physical object. Light guides our behaviour as to move in which direction, look in which direction etc. Wall sconces are an epitome of this guiding behaviour of light.
Wall sconces are light holders without any ground base. They are fixed to wall parallelly or using a clamp, perpendicularly. Usually they are fixed at 3/4th the height of the wall, measured from floor. Adopting different types of wall sconces into our living area, what we can achieve is an interest generating, decorative space optimization.
In earlier days, wall sconces made of silver or brass were used to hold candles or torches along the pathways of palaces or gathering halls. Thanks to Edison, modern wall sconces hold electric bulbs or candles, based on what is intended. A reflecting plate at the back of wall sconce intensifies the light. Thus, playing its part well in energy efficiency.
Let us look at different types of wall scones available to add elegant style to your room.
- Upward Wall sconce
- Fitted to the wall, there is an opening only at the top to allow light upwards. Though there is not much illumination, it is ideal for dim lighting in movie halls, restaurants etc
- Downward wall sconce
- Fitted to a stand that points holder downwards or fixed on wall with a bottomless shade. These can be used as focus lights for decorative pieces, photographs or stoned wall textures.
- Double horizontal/ Sideward wall sconce
- Lights up the surface on either side of it, giving an appearance of narrowly spread beams of light. Ideally used in restrooms or photo exhibitions.
- Ceiling mounted wall sconce
- Having a base on the ceiling, they are hung like chandeliers or simply glued to ceiling to give the effect of depth to false ceiling designs
- Triple sconce
- Three small light holders are arranged in sequence on a single frame connected to a single electric input. Mirrors in parlours, wall photos, broad wall sculptures are often fitted with triple scones at the top. The lights at the edges can be tilted to certain angular level to cover the expanse of the object placed under it.
- Pocket wall sconce
- A type of dual directional piece, having a semi cylindrical shade that gives a visual of pocketed light.
- Perforated wall sconce
- Shade that has perforated metal pattern, that scatters light through the holes to create interesting projections.Usually wall sconces are used in multiple numbers arranged in specific pattern along the pathways. They come in different shapes like conical, semi cylindrical, semi spherical etc. The thickness of shade decides the amount of lumens a particular area receives. Triple scones are the best choice to create multi colored patterns where different colour beams interact to form secondary colour tintAlthough wall sconces are available as candle holders too, a layer of soot along the wall caused due to burning candle is a problem to deal with. With the availability of flickering lights, one can remake the illuminating effect of candle. At Limeroad, a variety of wall scones are available with easy payment and delivery options. Take a look and you might actually want to pick one.