Candle wall sconces are wall lights that either serve as wall-mounted candle holders or as candle-looking electric or battery-powered light sources.
These sconces are excellent wall devices, both in style and lighting atmosphere. Apart from giving off the classical medieval or vintage appeal, these lights can create a soothing and soft ambience, inducing a relaxed yet bright environment as opposed to the effect of overhead lighting. In particular, their glow is similar to lamps, but unlike the latter, these lights do not take up any precious floor or table space.
Zest Lighting presents our meticulously curated range of candle wall sconces fit for home and office use. While most of these lights depict the charm of the traditional and vintage styles, we also have candle wall lights influenced by modern design and other aesthetics. All items are available for free and fast shipping anywhere in Australia. Add the glorious appeal of the past and current eras with candle wall sconces suitable for your lovely rooms.
Before the age of electricity emerged, the primary light source for numerous centuries passed was the fire. Candles and torches were lit, used, and carried as people walked through passageways or placed on bare holders installed on the castle and home walls. Servants would tend to these lights day and night to ensure that they are still on fire or to replace wholly burned out torches or candles.
However, as everyone knows, an exposed flame has a high chance to cause accidents. Hence, when people learned how to make glass, they started making lanterns as new light source holders. Over time, enclosed transparent cases replaced uncovered metal receptacles on high walls and corridors, which served as new containers for ignited torches and candles.
The era of oil and gas for lighting usage came after the emergence of covered vessels. Gone are the days when people depend only on fire to illuminate rooms and streets. Inventors developed ways to utilise the then abundant oil and gas fuel to make burning lamps that can stay lit throughout the night. The popularity of candle lights diminished as the fame of oil- and gas-burning lamps increased. However, it did not go extinct as it remained the primary light source for impoverished families and orphans.
When the widespread use of electricity worldwide arrived, consumers began to patronise lamps powered by Edison bulbs and other lights bulbs for everyday use. The number of purchases of torches, oil, gas, and candles for lighting use deflated after everyone realised the convenience of electric-powered bulbs.
However, many designers and artisans started incorporating past designs into their signature light fixtures, which included candle-looking bulbs and lamps. In fact, light bulbs for electric wall sconces that mimic real candles were popular alternatives for those enamoured with the beauty of candle lights but prefer a safer and easier way to illuminate an area. Up until now, the grace and charm of candle wall sconces remain as one of the unforgettable faces of vintage-inspired wall lights.
Common Styles of Candle Wall Sconces
Traditional: Candle wall sconces influenced by the traditional style often have bulbs that are either surrounded by a decorated shade or not. The arms of the candle wall sconce would usually have intricate details, either carved, moulded, plated, or painted with dashing colours that define the classic style. Of course, these light fixtures are not complete without a candle-looking bulb sitting on its bulb socket. The Wonka Asfour Crystal Candle Wall Light and Quill Asfour Crystal Gold Candle Wall Light are beautiful examples of extravagant traditional-style candle wall sconces. For a low-key alternative, there is the Stanford Wall Light Series available in polished nickel and brass variants, with shades or none.
Lantern: One popular type of candle wall sconces is the lantern style. It mirrors the appeal of the old-age candle holders back in the early days of glass making. These light fixtures are often unadorned and simple, with dark coats that imitate the colour of rustic metal and wires. Nowadays, many lantern wall lights are advertised for exterior use, and they can be transformed into unique candle wall sconces with just a specialty candle bulb. Some of the examples of lantern wall sconces that may be adorable choices for your spaces are the Fergo Exterior Wall Lamp, the Leeds Classic Wall Lamp, the Classic Boston Black Wall Lamp, the Frontage Small Antique Black Wall Sconce, and the Montrose Bronze Rectangular Exterior Wall Sconce in small and large sizes.
Country or Rustic: Although the country style is vastly different from the rustic style, the design of their candle wall sconces look almost the same - well-worn and straightforward with a homey appeal. For instance, our Lakewood Simple Candlelight Bronze Wall Lamp would do a fine job as your bedside wall light in your cabin home.
At Zest Lighting, we strive to give only the best designer lighting solutions for our valued customers. We always make sure to accompany our clients whenever needed, starting from choosing which premium quality lights fits their preferences and demands all the way up to after-sales. Therefore, we welcome you to approach us if you need any help or advice regarding candle wall sconces and your lighting plans. Our team of dedicated lighting enthusiasts will do our best to accommodate your concerns. For frequently asked questions and simple inspirations, please visit this page or our blog.
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