Wall lights are mounted to an interior wall. Since they hug close to the wall, they can work well at the sides of a room or in a hallway. They support the room with extra ambient light and help to highlight the side areas of a room, such as near a seating area or side-table. One or two wall sconces in a room can help support a main light fixture and add extra atmosphere. A wall sconce is installed electrically and usually operated by a wall switch. Great for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and hallways.
Fixtures closely attached to a wall tend to produce more ambient background light. They might be used to support a more central light fixture or as a less elaborate central light. They can produce strong light near to where they are placed. Wall sconces and bathroom lights can add extra light to one side of a room where you need it.
A wall sconce works well as a secondary light in a medium or larger room. Ideal for living rooms and dining rooms, family rooms, bedrooms and in a home office. They also are a good option for basements.