What Are Some Different Types of Outdoor Wall-Mounted Lighting Fixtures?


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Some different types of outdoor wall-mounted lighting fixtures include traditional, contemporary, transitional and rustic styles. Traditional outdoor sconces resemble old-fashioned coach lanterns and are often made of champagne-style hammered glass and finished bronze. They often have decorative backplates with beading, interesting finials and scroll or downbridge top arms.

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More modern wall fixtures have an industrial look, with simple curved arms and metal shades. They can be made of oiled bronze, distressed copper, galvanized metal, or brushed steel or nickel. The lightbulbs are often artfully enclosed in decorative cages and seeded glass. Some come with motion sensors.

Other lightbulbs are placed behind a banded grid on a fixtures that lie flush against a wall. These wall fixtures are considered part of the Arts & Crafts or Mission style, and many have the multiple straight lines characteristic of Mission furniture. Others have pagoda-like or hipped caps and come with adjustable chains. Slate backplates with copper finishes and metal vines or leaves over seeded glass are the highlights of other fixtures. One lantern has a pine cone finial and accent with a spray of metal pine needles over one of its scavo glass panels.

These lamps take all manner of lightbulbs, including fluorescent pins, multiple candelabra bulbs for a traditional look, halogens and ordinary incandescent bulbs.

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