Installing an Outdoor Wall Sconce

Aug 24th
Antique Outdoor Wall Sconce
Antique Outdoor Wall Sconce

If you want to improve the exterior of your home, you can install an outdoor wall sconce. Also, you can add a special touch to the decor and improve access to your home with additional outdoor lighting. To install a wall outside sconce, you need to have some knowledge of carpentry and electricity of outdoor wall sconce.

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Choose a fixture with the style that best suits to the exterior of your home. You can find outdoor lighting fixtures in a variety of metallic finishes. The outdoor lighting also offers a selection of lamps: incandescent, compact fluorescent or halogen. Some outdoor lighting fixtures also function as safety light as they have photocells that turn on at dusk and off at dawn. Consider where you are installing the applet to determine if you want ambient lighting or directional. If you need to light up a corner, then you can choose a different lamp which would need to light up an entire wall. If your outdoor wall sconce has a photocell to turn on and off automatically, you need to position it properly receive ambient light signals and know when to turn on and off.

Make the electrical wiring

Examine your home electrical drawings, if available, to determine where power lines can take. Maybe you need to put a new line in the main electrical circuit box. If you are not sure of your electrical skills, then you should hire a professional for this part of the project. Determine where you want to place the switch for outdoor lighting. Place it in a convenient place. Turn off the main switch of your house. Install the mounting box for the device on the outside wall of your house. Complete the installation of the switch box inside. Do not forget to properly secure the wires or ground them.

Install the Sconce

Connect the white wire and black wall sconce with the wiring on the mounting box and the cable connectors. It also connects the ground wiring. Use the screws or other anchors that come with the wall light to place on the outside of the house. Place silicone caulk around the box to seal and protect it from the weather. Insert the lamps in the fixture and slide the cover in place to close. Turn on the electricity in the fuse box. Make sure that your outdoor wall sconce is working properly.

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