Wall sconces provide indirect lighting for hallways or stairways or work as wall accents. Place them just above eye level.
Use a ceiling box and wire just as you would a ceiling light. Most sconces mount with a center stud so you can level the fixture even if the box is not level.
Install fixtures on both sides of a mirror. A strip of lights over a bathroom mirror or medicine chest calls for a similar method. Such fixtures use low-wattage bulbs to reduce glare while providing plenty of light.
About 3 hours to run cable and install a switch and two sconces (not including cutting a pathway for the cable and patching walls)
Voltage tester, drill, saw, fish tape, screwdriver, strippers, long-nose pliers, lineman's pliers
Stripping, splicing, and connecting wires to terminals; installing boxes; running cable through walls and ceilings
Find power source and make sure the new lights do not overload the circuit. Spread a drop cloth on the floor below.
Sconce(s), ceiling boxes and a switch box with clamps, cable, switch, wire nuts, electrician's tape