Sconces: Product Spolight

Product Spotlight Series: Sconces

In our product spotlight series, we will take a look at the various fixtures that Z-Lite has to offer and talk about how to work them into your decor – no matter your style. In our first spotlight, we’ll be discussing sconces.

Sconces are wall mounted light fixtures, used to create ambient light or as accent lighting wherever they are used. Sconces are commonly used in bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, or even by a fireplace. Due to their size and subtlety, they are very versatile fixtures.

When planning where a sconce should go in a home, the general rule is that the fixture should be five feet from the ground if you have 8 foot ceilings. As stated before, sconces aren’t meant to be a primary source of light, but rather as accent lighting or for ambient light.

For some inspiration, see our examples below.

Stairway

 

 

Pictured here is the modern-inspired 616-1S-BN from the Tian family. It brings a touch of contemporary flair and really helps complete the look of the room.

View more from this family HERE!

Fireplace

 

 

Pictured here is the 446-2S- BZGD from the Geist family. Note how the style is modern, but due to the finishes on the fixture, a more transitional look is achieved, emphasizing the warm tones of the fire place.

View more from this family HERE!

Hallway

 

Pictured here is the 3001-3SCH, from the Czarina family. Its ultra modern finish and elegant crystal design adds a touch of class to the area.

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These are just a few of many ways to incorporate a scone into your home. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find a way that truly works for you and your home.

Z-lite Inc carries a number of sconces, which can be found HERE!

How to Pick the Perfect Outdoor Wall Mount for Your Home

Finding the Perfect Outdoor Wall Mount

So you’ve decided to look at some outdoor wall mounts, but aren’t sure where to start? Luckily for you, Z-Lite can guide you to the perfect outdoor wall mount.

To start off, let’s determine the style you are going for –

Generally, lighting styles can be split into three categories: traditional, transitional and contemporary fixtures. Lets talk about what that means:

 

Traditional fixtures generally have order, they match or have consistency across fixtures and spaces. They will have more classic pieces that will suit many.

 

 

 

Transitional fixtures are the happy medium between contemporary and traditional, creating an “updated classic” look.

 

 

Contemporary fixtures are more modern and feature clean lines and neutral colours. These fixtures suit open spaces well.

 

 

 

Remember, no style is less than the other, so really think about what YOU want.

Now here are some tips to help you choose:

Let’s Start with Colour and Shape.

With outdoor lights, you’re going to find a lot of them are black. This is because black is a transitional colour that works with both traditional and modern decor and everything in between. It is definitely a safe bet to go with black.

However, if you are feeling more of a modern look, then go with a silver finish.

Similarly, for a traditional look, going with one of the many bronze finishes available may help take your decor in the direction you are thinking of.

All Z-lite outdoor fixtures are cast aluminum, so no matter which finish you choose, it will hold up against Mother Nature.

What size wall mount?

When it comes to entry way wall mounts, bigger is better and that’s not just a sales pitch. What a lot of people don’t realize is that your lights will be seen from drivers from the road, and when you have tiny lights on your house, it creates an underwhelming view.

To avoid this, you need to size properly! To do this, first look at the location of the electrical box – if the electrical box is even to the door, choose something sizable but compact. If it’s not, you’re going to want to look at something longer. This same rule applies with the type of house you have; longer fixtures tend to look better on two story houses while compact fixtures look better on bungalow type houses.

Also, it is important to note that while bigger is better for your entry way, garages and back decks are more suited for whatever size will give you the light you need.

Z-lite offers several sizes for all of your outdoor lighting needs including small, medium, and big. Extra big is even an option with some fixtures!

With these helpful tips, your outdoor lighting choices will reflect your personal taste and look great!

Want to see more outdoor lights? Visit us HERE!