Exterior lighting is an integral part of any home. Not only does it create a beautiful and illuminated atmosphere outdoors, but it also provides much needed safety. Outdoor pendants and wall sconces go way beyond the boring old lamps of the past, and add serious style to exteriors while still providing safety and security for your home. Perhaps the most popular outdoor lighting type is the wall sconce. These modern outdoor wall lights flank doorways and can be installed anywhere a wall and wiring exist. Some provide ambient light, others more directed light; there’s truly a vast array of options that can blend into your home’s exterior or provide style points all on their own. Most outdoor wall lights will be rated for heavy weather exposure, but if you live in a particularly wet or harsh environment, look for marine-grade finishes that can tolerate heavy UV, moisture and salt exposure.