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How do I Choose the Best Chrome Wall Sconces?

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Chrome wall sconces can add an attractive accent to any room, and choosing the best chrome wall sconces does not have to be a difficult process. You will need to consider the cost of the units, the materials used to make the sconces, the ease of installation, and the types of lights that can be mounted on the sconces. The process of installing chrome wall sconces can be difficult in some cases, so be sure any units you choose come with clear directions and an installation process that is quick and easy.

Be sure to consider the materials used to make the chrome wall sconces, as more than one material can be coated with chrome. Various metals can be dipped in chrome, as can some plastics. Choose chrome wall sconces made from durable materials that will last a long time with little maintenance. If you plan on mounting the sconces outdoors, or in a room prone to moisture, such as the bathroom, be sure to choose a material that will be resistant to water damage. Stainless steel and aluminum are metals that are resistant to rust and corrosion, and plastics can also resist water damage.

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The designs available for chrome wall sconces are nearly endless, so it may be difficult to choose what style you want. Be sure to choose a style that will cast enough light to be functional in the space in which the sconces will be mounted. If the lights will be decorative only, this is not such a big issue, but in places like the bathroom in which lighting is very important, choose the light style and size carefully to ensure maximum functionality. Decide whether you want the bulbs to face upward or downward, or if you want the light to be guided in both directions. This means you will need to consider the room in which the lights will be placed and take note of light patterns as well as shadowy areas.

Any chrome wall sconces you choose should come with the appropriate mounting hardware, regardless of the style, size, or shape of the units. Usually the mounting process is not difficult and only involves driving in some screws, but keep in mind that you may need to cut into the wall to access electrical wires and outlets, adding to the difficulty level of the installation project. It may be wise to hire a professional to do this part of the job.

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