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What are the Benefits of Plug-In Sconces?

Micki Elizabeth
Micki Elizabeth

Plug-in sconces can be a decorative and helpful addition to a home or office. Sconces that plug directly into an outlet are typically much easier to install and mount than regular sconces. There are other benefits to consider, too; these lighting fixtures are a quick solution to dark or bland rooms and may save space as well as money.

A common reason for adding lighting accents to a room is to brighten up dark areas. Plug-in sconces help to light a dim room, hallway, or corner with a simple flick of the “on” switch. In this way, sconces may help lead the way safely through a home during the night. They might also help an individual to avoid straining the eyes while reading at a desk or in bed.

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With plug-in sconces, no technical ability is needed when it comes to wiring. Traditional wall sconces must be wired directly into the wall where they are mounted, and it is common that one must hire a potentially costly contractor to help in this effort. A “do it yourself” (DIY) job could be time-consuming and possibly dangerous for those who are not familiar with electrical wires.

Plug-in sconces are the easier, safer option. This type of sconce can be set up anywhere near an electrical outlet, and it is relatively easy to mount to the wall. Sconces that plug in are also safer than sconces that use candles, because an open flame could present a hazard if it is not cared for properly.

Another benefit to plug-in sconces is that they can add aesthetic appeal to a room. Sconces now come in a wide variety of metals and woods. The light bulb may be covered by embellished glass or with lampshades that come in many colors and patterns to suit a room’s style. These fixtures could give undecorated walls a homey quality and make a room’s style feel more cohesive.

Low cost could be yet another benefit of plug-in sconces. Not only might an individual save money by not hiring an electrician or contractor, but sconces also tend to be somewhat less expensive than larger floor or table lamps. Furthermore, sconces could be used in lieu of overhead lights, which tend to use several light bulbs or bulbs with a high wattage. Sconces could, therefore, save money over time on electric bills.

As plug-in sconces only take up space on the wall, they could also be a space saver. Lamps that sit on the floor or on a surface such as a table use up what could be valuable space in a small room. Wall space, on the other hand, tends to be more abundant than floor or counter space, making sconces the more beneficial lighting choice.

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