Wall Lighting Buying Guide
From lighting a long hallway to brightening a bathroom, wall lighting is a much relied on form of illumination that offers options in a range of sizes and functions.
Types of Wall Lighting
Most people assume that all wall lighting comes in the form of sconces. While single-bulb and multilight sconces compose much of wall lighting, other options also light up walls. Miniature wall lighting fixtures fit perfectly in small spaces, while swing arms offer great options for bedrooms and work spaces. Track lighting adds glow to more problematic spaces, and picture wall lights accent decorative highlights. Here’s a quick guide to wall lighting options.
Diminutive spaces require downsized wall lights, which come thanks to miniature versions. The small versions work well in closets or clustered together in work spaces, such as laundry rooms.
The Mini Ciro wall sconce may be mounted as an up-light or a down-light. The metal canopy and stem is available in bronze, polishe...d chrome, and matte chrome plating. read more
Designed by Michele De Lucchi and Gerhard Reichert, the Artemide Logico Mini Single Wall Sconce adds sculptured elegance to a wall...scape. The shade is made out of folds of hand-blown satined glass, which creates a soft aura of light all around. Available with either fluorescent or incandescent lamping. Also available in other sizes (sold separately). Since 1959, Artemide has created a wide array of modern table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces and suspensions. Technologically advanced, and with styles ranging from clean and refined to sculptural and avant garde, many Artemide designs--especially the Tolomeo and Tizio--have become icons of contemporary lighting design. The Logico Mini Single Wall Sconce is available with the following: Details: Hand-blown glass shade with satined finish Concealed steel wall plate Silver Grey lacquered finish Can be mounted as an uplight or downlight ADA Compliant UL Listed Made in Italy Designed by Michele De Lucchi and Gerhard Reichert Options: Lamping: Incandescent, Fluorescent Lighting: Incandescent option utilizes one 75 Watt 120 Volt A19 Medium Base Incandescent lamp (not included). Fluorescent option utilizes two 13 Watt 120 Volt T4 Type 2Gx7 Base Fluorescent lamps (not included). Dimensions: Fixture: Height 9", Width 10", Depth 4" Need help with some of our terminology? Check out Lumens' Lighting and Design Glossary. read more
Key Features Includes 26 Crystals Environmental protection rating IP20
Key Features Includes 26 Crystals Environmental protection rating IP20
The distinguishing characteristic of this type of wall light is its flexibility. You can move the light source out and away from the wall as needed. Swing arms fit perfecting in bedrooms that have no space for a nightstand.
Functional and stylish, our swing arms make it easy to direct light where you need it. Adjust the arm to bring light to a bedside ...table or reading chair. In a wide array of finishes and styles, these versatile swing arms are sure to lighten up any room. Setting: Indoor Fixture finish: Steel Number of lights: 1 Requires one 1 150 watt 3-way bulb, 3-way socket switch Socket switch Dimensions: 13 inches high x 16 inches wide x 26-inch extension Assembly required This fixture does need to be hard wired. Professional installation is recommended. read more
Our Georgia Swing Arm Wall Lamp features full adjustability in a contemporary, two-light wall sconce. Ideal as a reading lamp, the... swing-arm design allows up to a 21" extension of the main lamp, while an adjustable gooseneck LED light makes it easy to focus light in a particular direction. Polished chrome finish and white fabric shade make for a clean, elegant presentation to blend with any décor. Includes gooseneck 3-watt LED light bulb Requires 100-watt medium base bulb (equivalent 13-watt CFL bulb included) Plug-in style with 96" cord; can be converted to a ?pin-up? light (mounted to an electrical wall box) Matching 18" cord cover included 120V UL listed One year limited manufacturer?s warranty Some assembly required Imported. read more
Functional and stylish, our swing arms make it easy to direct light where you need it. Adjust the arm to bring light to a bedside ...table or reading chair. In a wide array of finishes and styles, these versatile swing arms are sure to lighten up any room. Setting: Indoor Fixture finish: Bronze Number of lights: 1 Requires 1-150 watt 3-way bulb, 3-way socket switch Socket switch Cord cover included Dimensions: 16 inches high x 15 inches wide x 25 inches extension Assembly required. This fixture does need to be hard wired. Professional installation is recommended. read more
Adjust the arm to bring light to a bedside table or reading chair. In a wide array of finishes and styles, these versatile swing a...rms are sure to lighten up any room. Setting: Indoor Fixture finish: Other Number of lights: 1 Requires one 1 150-watt 3-way bulb, 3-way socket switch Dimensions: 16 inches wide x 26 inches extension Assembly required. This fixture does need to be hard wired. Professional installation is recommended. read more
A sconce used on the exterior of a house needs to be rated for outdoor use. Look for this designation when reviewing options for outdoor lighting at doors and windows.
Intricate crystal in lays within the laser cut chrome give dimension to the lines of this collection. Key Features G9 Bulb
Brushed nickel finished wall sconce Modern and contemporary style Hand-made satin white glass shade Requires (1) 100-watt medium b...ase bulb (not included) Dimensions: 6L x 5.75-watt x 16.5H inches Whats Included Wall sconceWhats Not Included BulbDescription Sleek, chic, and marvelously modern - the Livex 9411-91 1-Light Wall Sconce in Brushed Nickel has a space-age charm all its own. The metal frame is finished in a bright brushed nickel and features a geometric backplate, thick peg arm, and contrasting slender lamp rod. The shade is handmade from satin white glass, and you?ll need to add one 100-watt medium base bulb. read more
Key Features E12 Base
The Fine Art Lamps Conservatory No. 424281 Wall Sconce hallmarks a classic design adding a royal look to your exterior. The Conser...vatory No. 424281 Wall Sconce features hand-blown Striated glass panel shade, solid brass body and Gunmetal finish. Fine Art Lamps, an award-winning lighting company headquartered in Miami, Florida, offers superb-quality lighting fixtures that are designed and manufactured in the USA using time-honored craftsman techniques. The Conservatory No. 424281 Wall Sconce is available with the following: Details: One hand-blown Striated glass panel shade One wall plate Solid brass body Gunmetal finish Lighting: One 60 Watt 120 Volt Type A-19 Medium Base Incandescent lamp (not included). Dimensions: Fixture: Height 17", Width 8", Depth 8.5" Wall Plate: Height 6", Width 6" Need help with some of our terminology? Check out Lumens' Lighting and Design Glossary. read more
The most-used form of wall lighting, sconces consist of a bulb hidden by a shade mounted on the wall. Some lights adjust up or down based on the fixture.
Linear style and precise design are the elements of this strong contemporary collection. The opal etched glass compliments both th...e western bronze as well as the antique nickel finishes. With a variety of styles to choose from, Taylor will enhance any room in your home. Material: Steel Number of lights: One 1 Requires one 1 100-watt A19 medium base Not included Fixture finish: Antique Nickel Dimensions: 19 1/2 inches high x 5 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches Shade dimensions: 4 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches Item Weight: 3 pounds This fixture does need to be hard wired. Professional installation is recommended. read more
The AJ wall sconce is made of steel powder-coated metal to give it a smooth and silky feel. This modern lighting solution features... an asymmetrical shape with a tiltable head and is available in black or white. Setting: Indoor Fixture finish: Black Shades: One 1 metal shade Number of lights: one 1 Requires one 1 40-watt E26 bulb not included Dimensions: 9.75 inches high x 13.13 inches wide x 4.50 inches deep read more
Bring elegance and beauty to any room in your home with the Sophia collection. Gently sweeping arms are enhanced by the opal etche...d glass in a soft fluted shape. Make a smart and stylish statement in your home with Sophia. Materials: Steel Number of lights: One 1 Requires one 1 100-watt A19 medium base not supplied Fixture finish: Brushed nickel Dimensions: 10 1/2 inches high x 6 inches wide x 8 1/2 inches Shade dimensions: 5 inches x 6 inches Item weight: 2.5 pounds This fixture does need to be hard wired. Professional installation is recommended. read more
The Houston collection is handcrafted by murano glass masters featuring a contemporary rectangular shape. The vivid colors offered... include red, orange, vanilla and white. read more
Often used in bathrooms and kitchens, multilight sconces are simply a longer version of a single-bulb sconce. The larger sconces contain two or more bulbs for illumination.
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Add an element of enchantment with the Encaged Two Light Wall Sconce by Varaluz. Sweeping slabs of metal curl and intertwine, crea...ting an organic profile. Voluptuous hand-forged steel cages enclose bare bulbs, providing twinkling brilliance between each slice of steel. 70% recycled steel, 100% recycled glass, 0% recycled style. Varaluz Lighting develops handmade fixtures created from recycled or reclaimed materials styled in a broad range of lighting genres from period to transitional and contemporary. Varaluz light fixtures that are like jewelry for the home, crafted to be relevant for generations. The Encaged Two Light Wall Sconce is available with the following: Details: Two hand-forged recycled steel shades Black finish Wall plate UL Listed Made in Philippines Designed by Ron Henderson Lighting: Two 100 Watt 120 Volt A 19 E 26 Medium Base Incandescent lamps (not included). Dimensions: Fixture: Height 17", Width 18", Depth 9" Shade: Height 6.5", Width 6" Need help with some of our terminology? Check out Lumens' Lighting and Design Glossary. read more
Classic Mediterranean style and master craftsmanship make our Sanguesa Lighting Collection breathtaking to behold. Gorgeous metalw...ork with a Sanguesa Patina? finish pairs handsomely with pen shell shades to provide a warm, stately glow for your dining room, kitchen, entry, or other featured spot.Provides ample illumination while making a brilliant focal point for any room Features Vidrio Artistico glass Two-light Wall Sconce requires two 60-watt candelabra base bulbs (not included) Three-light Bowl Pendant and Three-light Semi Flush require three 100-watt medium base bulbs (not included) Eight-light Chandelier requires six 60-watt medium base bulbs and two 25-watt candelabra base bulbs (not included) 14-light Chandelier requires 12 60-watt medium base bulbs (not included) and two 7-watt candelabra base bulbs (included) 120V UL listed One year limited manufacturer?s warranty Some assembly required Imported. read more
Clean and contemporary, our Aise Two-light Wall Sconce makes a relaxed, sophisticated accent that pairs well with any décor. Brill...iantly finished in polished nickel, the sconce is enhanced with optic blown glass accents and gossamer white pleated shades for a bright, reflective look.Provides ample illumination while making a brilliant accent for a dining room, hallway, bedroom, or foyer Uses 60-watt candelabra base bulbs (not included) 120V UL listed One year limited manufacturer?s warranty Some assembly required Imported. read more
The classic picture light mounts on a short stem and contains a long bulb that casts accent light on a photo or framed artwork. Most picture lights are hardwired into the electrical system and activated by a switch.
Primarily used on ceilings, track lighting can also be mounted vertically or horizontally on a wall.
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Brighten your home with this handsome wall or ceiling light fixture from Pro Track. A multi-directional track light that may be ad...justed as needed. Canopy and downrods come in a handsome oil-rubbed bronze finish. With crackle-style amber glass. From Pro Track. Oil-rubbed bronze finish. Crackle-style amber glass. Adjustable, multi-directional lights. Takes four 60 watt ceiling bulbs (not included). Canopy is 6 1/2" wide and 1" high. 36" wide. 10 1/2" high. Glass measures 4" high x 3 1/4" wide. read more
Line voltage track head with die cast body and baffle has lens/baffle unit that snaps out for relamping. Black finish. 3 1/2 L x 5... Dia x 7" Max Ext. Uses "L" track and includes J-type 78MM (J-200-S), 200-watt lamp. For measurements and specifications, click on the link below. read more
Line voltage track head with die cast body and baffle has lens/baffle unit that snaps out for relamping. Black finish. 3 1/2 L x 5... Dia x 7" Max Ext. Uses "H" track and includes J-type 78MM (J-200-S), 200-watt lamp. For measurements and specifications, click on the link below. read more
Line voltage track head with die cast body and baffle has lens/baffle unit that snaps out for relamping. White finish. 3 1/2 L x 5... Dia x 7" Max Ext. Uses "H" track and includes J-type 78MM (J-200-S), 200-watt lamp. For measurements and specifications, click on the link below. read more
As with virtually every other type of light fixture, wall lighting fixtures should be evaluated based on a number of factors. Size and style are always concerns, but so are how the fixture works with controls and dimmers. Because most wall lighting fixtures operate with a switch, review installation requirements and consider the total effect of lighting in the room as you combine wall lighting with other light sources. Here’s how to evaluate your wall lighting choices.
Wall lighting fixtures need to be chosen in proportion to both the size of the room and the wall space the fixtures will occupy. Fixture style affects how the light is perceived and how well the wall lighting works with the decor and other light sources in the room.
Most wall lighting fixtures are hardwired, so installation works best in a large remodeling or new construction project. If you’re just swapping a new fixture for an old one, you may be able to reuse the electrical connections.
On their own, wall lighting fixtures probably will not sufficiently light a whole space. Use them for task or accent lighting and make sure to adequately provide enough overall illumination with other light sources.
Many wall lighting fixtures are switch-activated and some can be dimmed. Very small picture lights may possess an on/off switch on the fixture. Check that placement and control of your favorite wall lighting fixtures will not be problematic.
Classic bathroom wall light fixture Attractive oil burnished bronze finish 2-light fixture, may be directed up or down Dome-shaped... alabaster glass shades Overall dimensions: 18.5W x 8H inches Wall extension: 8 inches Requires two 100-watt maximum bulbs (not included) Whats Included Wall LightWhats Not Included BulbsDescription About Vaxcel Lighting For over 20 years, Vaxcel International has been a premier supplier of residential lighting products. Based in Carol Steam, Ill., Vaxcels product line is composed of more than 2,000 items, ranging from builder-ready fixtures and ceiling fans to designer chandeliers and lamps, in the latest styles and finishes. Theyre known in the industry for offering a full selection of products at competitive prices. read more
Lodge-style light with a country twist Hand-painted Old Iron metal finish Striking Umbered Alabaster Swirl glass shades Overall di...mensions: 32W x 11.5H inches Wall extension: 8 inches Includes 9 inches of lead wire Requires four 100-watt medium base bulbs (not included) Whats Included Light fixture, Shades, 9 inches lead wireWhats Not Included BulbsDescription About Kichler Since 1938, Cleveland-based Kichler Lighting has been known for their innovative designs and excellent craftsmanship. Kichler is the worlds leading decorative lighting fixture company and the winner of four ARTS Lighting Manufacturer of the Year awards. Kichler designers travel the world to discover the latest trends in exterior and interior style, colors, and designs. Then they translate the best of those trends into fixtures that will bring beauty, pleasure, and light into your home. Kichler fixtures stand the test of time and are functional works of art that youre sure to treasure. read more
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A beautiful look for bedrooms, reading chairs and more. The design features an adjustable swing arm that's perfect for reading or ...other tasks. It comes in a matte bronze finish over steel. The fabric drum shade softens the light throw. Matte bronze finish. Plug-in style. Full range dimmer switch. Takes one 100 watt bulb (not included). 12" wide. 15" high. Extends 24" from the wall. Shade is 10" across the top, 12" across the bottom and 8 1/2" on the slant. Backplate is 6 1/2" high and 4 1/2" wide. read more
Textured black metal supports and ribbed glass panels form a handsome wall fixture that delivers soft, diffused light and thorough...ly modern energy efficiency. One LED - KolourOne Motivation Module Bulb Included. Color Temperature: 2700K (Warm). Lumens: 290. UL listed and ADA compliant. Energy Saver. read more
The Eurofase Lighting Class 23904 is a transitional wall sconce. The transitional style is sure to compliment any bathroom, hallwa...y, bedroom or entry. Key Features 1 - Medium base read more
2-lights wall bracket with double tiered clear crystal drops. Coordinates with the Midnight Waltz and Roxbury collections. Extensi...on of the Hollywood glamour style. General Double tiered clear crystal glass drops with teardrop element Faceted clear crystal glass bobeches Individual lamp black chiffon shades (P8719-01) available Plated polished nickel finish Steel construction Companion chandelier, and semi-flush units Mounting Wall mounted Canopy covers a standard 4" recessed octagonal outlet box Backplate dimensions is 5-1/8"Dia. x 7/8"H Mounting strap for outlet box included Electrical Phenolic candelabra based sockets Pre-wired Labeling UL-CUL listed NOTE:Thomasville Lighting Collection read more
1-Lt. Wall Bracket. Highlighted by modern drum shades in cream linen fabric with soft side pleats. Finished in Espresso, this adju...stable swing arm wall lamp can be either direct-wire mounted or portable mounted to the wall. General Cream linen fabric drum shade on arched arm:13-1/4"Dia. x 7H Arm swivels 90 degrees Turnkey above fitter for customized shade direction Painted Espresso (-84) finish Steel Construction Companion chandeliers, pendants, and close to ceiling fixtures available Mounting Wall mounted either direct wired or plug in to existing wall outlet Canopy covers a standard 4" Hexagonal recessed outlet box Mounting strap for outlet box included Dimmer switch attached to backplate: 5-1/2"W x 8" H Electrical Medium based ceramic socket High-low switch included Direct or plug in mount 10 feet of two wire cord with plug attached is included Pre-wired read more
4-lights wavy wall / ceiling mount directional General Bullet shaped heads with ventilation Plated Brushed Nickel (-09), and paint...ed white (-30) and Urban Bronze (-174) finishes 180 degree vertical and 360 degree horizontal adjustment of heads. Matching single lamp unit available Steel construction Mounting Wall or ceiling mounted Canopy covers a standard recessed 4" octagonal outlet box Mounting strap for outlet box included Electrical 120V 50W MR16 lamps included with fixture GU10 based sockets Pre-wired Labeling UL-CUL listed NOTE:Ceiling or wall mount. UL listed for damp locations. read more
Key Features Antique patina over silver carved details Multifaceted color scheme blends with either silver or gold décor Transitio...nal European styling Over-sized glass hides full-sized bulbs Popularly used in halls, stairways, entrys and as an accent read more
Soho 1 Light Wall Sconce in Steel Graphite and Chrome