How does one decide the size of outdoor sconces?
kapitan1April 21, 2013
I am building a large bungalow, I am curious to know how big/small the sconces should be on either side of the garages. Any thoughts? The exterior will be a dark board and baton and stone... It will have timber framing and large wood posts on the porch.
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TanCalGal
Bring a few home to test the size. Too big is better than too small. Usually better to over scale.
    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:15PM
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pattiegoode
I did a Google search on how to size exterior light fixtures and got lots of results. The one 'm posting says 1/4 the height of the doorway when mounted to the side. That's probably bigger than what I've ever seen! lol http://www.lampsplus.com/info-center/b/advice-and-tips/archive/2009/10/23/quick-guide-choosing-the-right-sized-exterior-lighting.aspx
    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:24PM
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Cindy Quinton
For that style of home and current trend, the 1/4 rule is about right....oversized is IN. The good thing is they are some of the cheapest lighting you will purchase and you can go trendy and change in 8 to 10 years as it will likely be outdated by then anyway.
    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:29PM
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ncdiy
Just call Lantern & Scroll and let them worry about sizing for you. That's what I did. I had too many decisions to make and I just emailed them (find them on here or facebook or lanternandscroll.com) and they figured it all out. Their prices are awesome and all USA made. Cheers!
    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 6:40PM
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