Outdoor Wall Mounted Light Fixtures
We are going to look at four different Outdoor Wall Mounted Light Fixtures from Hinkley Lighting. All of these fixtures will require the same wiring with 110 line voltage and mounting, the big difference is in the style each one brings to the side of your house. Many times when you purchase a home, the lighting on the inside and outside is a builders grade of fixture, we will look at some of the better fixtures for your outdoor lighting needs.
The Plantation fixture looks like a pineapple, most people use this type of fixture to add a welcome to their guest. The solid brass fixture with a copper bronze finish will look good for a long time, it will not rust or rot. The globe is made of clear optic glass.
The illumination will be with a medium base 60 watt bulb. Total height is 14 inches and it is 6 inches wide. At only 6 pounds it will be easy to install.
This type of fixture will look great at the entrance to your home
This slim design will work if you are looking for something very contemporary looking. The solid aluminum frame and body is painted black. The seeded glass diffuser will help make this fixture Dark Sky Compliant. This will shine the light down and out, not up. The diffuser has great appeal after dark.
The fixture is 15.5 inches tall, 4.8 inches wide and 4.5 inches deep. The weight is four pounds, this will only be needed when you install your fixture. One medium base bulb with a maximum of 60 watts. Be careful of the length of the bulb as it may show below the bottom of the housing.
Need a fixture that is different, looks sleek and modern, fits close to the wall and is dark sky compliant, this fixture may work for you.
The more traditional cast aluminum Trafalgar fixture is available in two colors (Mocha and a Museum Black). The frame will have a delicate scroll arch detail to give it a historical look. The glass is a clear seedy glass. This will diffuse the light and give you a traditional look to your outdoor lighting.
The fixture will be 10 inches tall, 8 inches deep and 6 inches wide. The weight is 4 pounds for those who have to install it. The back plate is 4.5 inches wide by 7 inches tall.
This fixture is rated for wet locations. It will require a medium base bulb with a maximum of 60 watts. Customers have stated that the finish holds up well in the outdoor weather.
This Raley fixture has the look of a traditional style hanging lantern. The cast aluminum frame with a Museum Black finish will last a long time in the outdoor environment. The glass is a clear water design to diffuse the light.
The fixture is 16.5 inches tall, 7.25 wide and 9.5 inches deep. It will weigh 8 pounds, a little heavier that most. The back plate is 7.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide.
The fixture is made for wet locations. Light is provided by a medium base bulb, maximum of 60 watts. The bulb will be visible through the glass.
Installation of your Wall Fixture
If you are installing in an existing location, your work will be easy. Just turn off the power to the fixture, remove mounting screws, undo the three wires (Black-power, White-neutral and Green-ground).
When installing the new fixture, just make sure the wires are color to color. If you think this could be a problem, consult a qualified electrician. If you have trouble matching and connecting the wires, some help (spouse if you can get along on a project like this) with extra hands could help. Just connect to the wall with the enclosed screws and caulk where necessary.
When mounting in a new location, it is suggested that you check with a qualified electrician that will know the local codes. Some locations require that your outside lights are Dark Sky Compliant. Also when mounting on the side or both sides of your front entranced, the center of the bulb should be about 66 inches above the bottom of the threshold.
I have given you four different styles of Outdoor Wall Mounted Light Fixtures from Hinkley Lighting. Each of these fixtures will fit in different styles of homes. Check with local rules on outside lighting as some requirements are different.
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