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Wall Sconces Online

 
The wall sconce is a light fixture with a long and rich history. Sconces evolved as devices to hold torches, candles and other primitive light sources on the walls of rooms or passageways. Today, the wall sconce is common in many areas of the home, both indoors and outdoors. Common indoor areas for the placement of wall sconces include hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, stairways, dining rooms and living rooms.
 
Sconces provide light sources that suit your needs. Opt for bright light, moderate light or low mood lighting, depending on whether the sconce is a major or complementary light source. You can choose from various types of illumination, but LED lights are the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Wall sconces should be installed approximately 66” to 72” high, although, if the walls are very high, sconces can be placed higher. If you plan on installing them at regular intervals in a long hallway or stairway, sconces on one side should be positioned so that they illuminate the area between the sconces on the other side.
 
Sconces can be used to provide each of the three types of lighting: general lighting, task lighting or accent lighting. Wall sconces also provide interesting design elements. There is a vast array of wall sconce styles, from ornate wrought iron or rustic sconces inspired by history to sleek modern geometric sconces that complement minimalist or contemporary décor. Sconces are available in scores of different materials and finishes.
 

Shopping at Home

 
Visiting lighting stores or showrooms is the conventional way to choose fixtures, but there are advantages to buying online. Shopping in person requires you to set aside large amounts of time during store hours. Shopping online, on the other hand, can be done on your own time, from the comfort of your home. When you have set aside an afternoon to shop for lighting, you may feel pressured to make a choice by the end of the day. Online shopping, however, can be more relaxed. Use time that’s available to compare and contrast products – perhaps early in the morning, late at night or during your lunch break at work. It’s easy to make comparisons on line, since tech specs and prices are on display beside photos of every fixture. Save possibilities to your online "cart” and make decisions when you have time to consider carefully.
 
Customers in Canada can also benefit from ordering from a Canadian online lighting store that carries US brands. Ordering from the US can involve cross-border brokerage fees and other hidden costs. Look for a store that features well-known North American brands such as Crystorama, Hinkley, Kichler, Savoy House and Robert Abbey.
 
Some online stores offer regular sales, discounts or specials. One Canadian online lighting specialist even offers free shipping on orders totalling more than $100.
 

Lighting Design

 
Wall sconces can be a part of your overall plan for lighting your home. Other choices may include pendant lights, chandeliers, flush mounted and semi-flush mounted ceiling fixtures, track lighting, pot lights, desk and floor lamps, and more. Explore the power of light today, and bring both light and beauty to your living space!