Long Island Sconce Restoration Team
A sconce is a decorative light fixture that gets mounted to a wall. A sconce is a very old form of fixture and historically used with candles and oil lamps. This type of light fixture provides general room lighting and are a common addition to hallways and corridors. Many sconces are decorative and add some flair to a home. A sconce may be a traditional torch, candle or gaslight or a modern electric light source that is affixed in the same way.
The restoration of a sconce can be a great way of preserving their historical value and maintain their original beauty. Our staff has years of experience restoring sconces and can ably fix and restore your sconce, including handling the wiring. We have experience working on many different types of sconces from metal to wood to glass and more. We stand by our work 100%. So please, do not hesitate to reach out to us today to request an estimate for our work.
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Located in Bohemia, New York, we provide our sconce restoration services for many throughout Long Island. The number for our office is 631-741-5635. Give us a call today and learn more about our various restoration services. We handle more than just sconces! From chandeliers to lamps, we have experience working on and restoring many different types of light fixtures. When you need a restoration job you can trust, turn to Luis Restorations today!
How To Restore a Sconce
Here are the common steps we may follow in order to properly restore a sconce.
- Make sure the power is off on the electrical circuit.
- Remove any globe or shade on the sconce.
- Remove the lightbulb.
- Loosen the mounting screws or knob that holds the base of the sconce to the electrical box.
- Gently pull the sconce away from the box.
- Use a non-contact circuit tester to check the wires for power.
- Clean the sconce with the proper cleaning materials.
- Replace any missing parts of the sconce.
- Install a new mounting bracket.
- Place the sconce back on the wall ensuring it is stable with the proper wiring.
At Luis Restorations, we have years of experience and can restore a sconce in our sleep. We know exactly how to handle any given situation with a sconce and will adapt to any issues that arise during the process. Sconces are often old and decorative, so putting the restoration in the hands of a professional is important. This is not a job you want to do on your own or leave to someone else. Get only the best!
Usage and History of Sconces
You can place a sconce on both the interior and exterior walls of buildings and homes. In most instances, the light from a sconce is directed upwards and outwards instead of down, like you see with lamps. In pre-modern usage, a sconce was usually holding candles or a gas flame. And historically a candle sconce was often made of silver or brass from the 17th century. Porcelain began seeing use in the 18th century. The light of the candle flame was typically intensified by a reflecting backplate. Using brackets, the candle or gas flame would be kept at a safe distance from the ceiling and the wall in order to prevent fires.
A modern electric light fixture sconce is used in hallways in order to provide both lighting and a point of interest in a long passage. You will usually see a sconce about 3/4 of the way up the wall and the distance between sconces on the wall is generally equal to the distance of the sconces from the floor. You also may see sconces alternating on different sides of the hallway to add some visual flair.
In general, the installation of sconces is completed in pairs. This provides balance of lighting. The use of a sconce is often for the framing of a doorway or to line a hallway. And in modern times, you will see a swing-arm sconce next to a bed to help with reading. Sconces have a long history of lighting and we are proud to continue the tradition of keeping sconces as a prominent light fixture for homes. And working to restore older sconces to their original glory.