Light Fixation on wall that uses it only for support and not always but usually their direction of light is upwards is the definition of sconces. They do not have their base on the ground. Due to this reason, installation of electric box is needed. Different forms as per definition of sconces are available i.e. gas or candle light, traditional torch, and modern electric touch. Wall lights and other synonyms are used for moderns fitting essentially if it has a glass covering.
Lighting for both exteriors and interiors can be done by sconces. In olden days, they were used to hold torch and candle respectively. Scones holding candle were even made of silver in 17th century and later with porcelain by the end of 18th century. Now sconces are used in corridors and hallways mostly but can also be used in other rooms for both to create interest in the area and lighting.
- Etymology –
Sconces derived its name from the French word esconce meaning protection or covering and also from the Latin word absconsus.
- Placing arrangements
Sconces are arranged usually in pairs or in series to create harmony of lights. Distance between two sconces is equal to its distance from the ground and are placed at ¾th distance from the ceiling. Placing a pair either side of door creates a balanced effect.
- Legacy continued –
Sconces have successful captivated the designers though wicks and wax are replaced by the halogens and incandescent bulbs. They create an inviting and soothing to eyes while depicting the vision and classic taste of the owner.
- Functions and forms –
In layer lighting technique it is most favorite of designers and triumphantly adds correct tone to room along with illumination. When used around swimming pools or in bathroom at equidistant position these make statement. Around the serving table they accentuate the buffet and also increase the romance aura along with chandeliers.
- Task Lights –
Scones provide essential light for task like kitchen work, reading, working, knitting, etc. they can be effectively used in home office and kitchen.