Long before restoration styles, and vintage style Edison bulbs, made transparent glass shades all the rage (again), there was a predominant choice for pragmatic outdoor lighting. Called “Jelly Jar Lights,” these outdoor jar lights were an early adaptation of available items for a very practical application.
Somewhere along the line, a lighting maverick found a way to fix a canning jar to their porch light. This was likely done to protect the bulb; however, the resulting good look has transcended times and styles to become a corner stone of porch lighting while also highlighting the bulb.
The outdoor jar light style is befitting a Norman Rockwell painting, as iconic American lighting. This particular 1-Light Outdoor Ceiling light, style # 9677OB, from Capital Lighting features contemporary flare seen in the common barn light fixtures being offered by the lighting world.