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 wall 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. It's befitting a Norman Rockwell painting, as iconic American lighting.
The Creekside 1-Light Outdoor Wall Lantern in Old Bronze is Capitol Lighting's updated version of an American Classic. Featuring contemporary barn light style elements, this new version of the outdoor jar light has already proven to be a real winner.