wall sconces up or down?

rmlanzaOctober 23, 2007

Hi all. Is there any reason why a wall sconce that's pictured pointing up couldn't be turned upside down? We have a small powder room we are remodeling. We have installed a corner vanity and mirror cabinet and would like two single bulb sconces on either side of the corner mirror. Most of the sconces I've seen have the bulbs pointing up. These will be the only two lights in the room and I really need them to point down. Can I flip them?

Thanks so much!


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You can invert the fixtures but you may have issues with the bulbs burning base up (short life) from the heat. Given that the lights normally won't be on that long I doubt it will be a problem.
If it does become a problem you can buy bulbs designed for use in a paddle fan light which are designed for burning base up.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2007 at 10:34AM
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Some are designed for hanging either way, some just one way. The package should specify.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 11:17AM
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Thanks to both of you for your help!


    Bookmark   November 1, 2007 at 9:24AM
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