Sconces

This type of light fixture is affixed to a wall in such a way that it uses only the wall for support while the light's direction is customarily directed upwards. The word applies both to traditional forms of torch lighting, but also to modern gas and electric light sources affixed in the same way.


The etymology of the word 'sconce' derives from the Latin absconsus and the French esconce
Sconces are often used in hallways or corridors to provide both lighting and a point of interest in a long passage. Generally, a sconce's height is 3/4 the distance up a wall and the distance between sconces on the wall is generally equal to the distance of the sconces from the floor.  These fixtures often alternate on both sides of a passageway.
 

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