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.
Outdoor wall lanterns, also referred to as porch lights or garage lights, are mounted onto a wall. Usually they are ideal next to an entrance or either side of a garage. They will light up the local area and most of the yard, although a larger space may need more than one. Being fixed to the wall they place the light closer to the building, ideal for entering or exiting, or to help with parking. They are installed electrically as a hardwired fixture and usually operated by a wall switch or sensor.
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An outdoor light fixture attached to a wall can shed a strong light into the surrounding area. At night it can light up a whole yard, although the most light will be found nearer to the fixture. A wall or garage light placed near an entrance is a great way to light up a porch or entryway. You may need more than one for a larger yard, especially for lighting in the dark.
For outdoor use typically next to a porch entrance or either side of a garage. They can be exposed to weather or placed below a covered area.
An outdoor wall lantern will light up a porch, patio, or deck area, or even a garage driveway. But if you have a larger yard you might want to consider a lamp post light or a second wall light. Don't forget to also light the side and rear of the building too.
Attaches to a wall, typically the wall of a porch, or to the side of a garage door. The backplate of the fixture covers up the electrical installation area.
An electrician or person with electrical installation knowledge will need to permanently wire the wall light into the building's electrical supply.