Home Depot Or Lowe's: Which Has Better Deals On Wall Sconces?

If you're looking to make your lighting situation a little more permanent without the intense brightness of overhead lights, installing a few wall sconces is a great option. Historically, sconces were used to hold candles and light the way down halls and in rooms without the risk of fire catching on the ceiling, but even after the invention of electricity in homes, the wall-mounted design stayed, explains Flos. Nowadays, operating one is a bit easier and less risky than working with an open flame, but the warm, diffused, and sometimes vintage look still remains.

Both Home Depot and Lowe's have a plethora of lighting options, both in-store and online, so making the final decision on which sconces you'd like to add to your home can be difficult. To help you along, we decided to narrow down the competition a bit. It would be impossible to sort through the entire catalog of choices at either store, so instead, we've compared the best-selling options at both Lowe's and Home Depot, based on quality, price, and reviews to make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck.

Home Depot's top-selling sconce

While Home Depot typically carries more no-fuss, utilitarian options at their stores, their top-selling sconce is surprisingly trendy. This LeClair Dark Bronze Industrial Wall Sconce is the most popular option they carry. It has a dark metallic finish and two joints in the arm that allow you to maneuver the light to your desired position, and it has the option to go cordless or be installed like a simple plug-in if you don't want to fiddle with the electrical.

Reviews are mixed, with some customers saying that the light is the perfect industrial touch in their bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen. Others, however, say that the sconce is poorly made and droopy. A few even point out that it's made of plastic and just painted to look bronze, a bit of an issue if you're paying over $26 per sconce with no included Edison bulb. Overall, it earned 4 stars out of 5 across 313 reviews.

Lowe's most popular sconce

This Project Source Brushed Nickel Wall Sconce is a decidedly more minimalistic option from Lowe's, but its simple look and high-quality finish have garnered quite a few fans. It's only about $14 per sconce (no lightbulb included,) but the sturdy build and convenience of having a switch on something hard-wired has earned this option quite a few positive reviews. It averages 4.8 stars out of 5 from 130 customers, and has even left a few shocked by the high quality for such a low price. A couple of reviewers even mentioned that this sconce can be installed facing up or down, giving you the ability to customize the look and brightness of the light in your space.

In this battle of the sconces, we have a clear winner. Lowe's best-selling option is simple, sturdy, and convenient, unlike Home Depot's wobbly plastic pick. Next time you're looking for a way to illuminate your interiors, check Lowe's selection first — just make sure you read the reviews before committing to your purchase.