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Outdoor Wall Sconces

The outdoor lighting on a house is an important safety issue, but it also contributes to the overall look and feel of the architecture and is one of the most important last touches to the exterior. Outdoor wall sconces from Pacific Coast, Murray Feiss or Robert Abbey make it easy to add these important details to almost any home.

When looking for an outdoor wall lamp, look for design features that include a strong glass shade, concealed and protected wiring, and a bulb capacity that will offer an adequate amount of lighting for the desired placement. Choose a metal lamp that will age with grace, such as a patina nickel finish, or a painted lamp with a durable exterior grade surface.

A lantern sconce works nicely on traditional style homes where a touch of romanticism is desired. Look for a lamp with an interesting silhouette in a color such as deep bronze or brushed nickel, and combine it with a glass shade. For a permanent light, choose a design meant to be direct wired rather than plugged into an existing outlet.

Looking for outdoor lighting that will enhance a modern style house but add a bit of warmth to the design? Try a candle-style sconce with a bulb shaped like a candle and a weathered metal finish. Although outdoor wall sconces are important for lighting the exterior of a home, it’s fun to have lighting that also complements the design of the home. A bulb that looks like a candle can still provide enough light, but can look soft and more romantic and cozy.

A Colonial-style sconce with a brushed nickel base and a glass shade might be the perfect final touch to an entryway and a lamp with a higher watt bulb should provide plenty of light for guests. Choose a deep bronze color and match it to a glass shade with a seeded texture and high watt bulb for extra bright lighting. Be sure to choose a lamp with a hardwire switch and a UL rating that makes it safe to use outdoors even in wet weather.

It’s fun to add the final touches to a home. Come browse the selection of outdoor wall sconces today at Macy’s.