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Wall Sconce Basics

Wall Sconces

Lighting helps determine the mood and atmosphere you want to create in a room as well as the way the room functions. A wall sconce provides warmth and adds intimacy, especially when installed with a dimmer switch to control the intensity of light. The soothing indirect light also creates dramatic effects on walls.

A sconce can be used as a point of interest on a wall. It visually expands a room by providing up-light and ambient light to the upper reaches of a room where the lighting is dim. They are a hotter light and combined with the cool light of up-lights creates a beautiful balance of lighting.

Use them as a complement to recessed down-lighting, and place them where they appear aesthetically balanced in the room. In a bathroom or foyer, install sconces on either side of a mirror for a shadow-free and even illumination. A good choice for living rooms is to flank a fireplace or built-in bookcases with sconces. The recommended mounting height is 66" from the center of the sconce to the floor.

Examples of Wall Sconces

Fill your home with Ferguson's vast selection of single-bulb and multi-bulb incandescent, halogen and energy-efficient fluorescent sconces.