Outdoor wall sconces are mounted to the exterior walls of homes and buildings. With the light being directed forward, upwards, downward, or in all directions they allow for a nice application of light wherever walls are available. Outdoor sconces are usually used mostly for way finding and ambience rather than for specific tasks. Exterior sconces give off a nice glow of light around them, and then a soft, dim light over the rest of the area. This not only adds an aesthetic appeal, but also has a practical application – it provides sufficient lighting to prevent people from tripping or falling in areas where the sconces are used.
Outdoor wall sconces are an attractive and visually appealing alternative to glaring security lights. Some of the best materials for outdoor sconces are brass, ceramic and stone, which are much more resistant to the vagaries of nature and are thus longer lasting. When selecting an outdoor sconce, consider looking for energy efficient lamps like compact fluorescent and LED. Also consider warmer color temperature lamps to attract fewer insects.