We created Poplight because we wanted easy to install, stick on wall lighting that wouldn't cost thousands of dollars to install.
But when we say it costs thousands of dollars to install traditional wall sconces, what does that really mean?
We did the research on wall sconce installation to tell you a bit more about why old school wall sconces are too expensive and messy for us.
What goes into installing traditional wall sconces?
What steps are required to install old school wall sconces (and why is it so dang expensive)?? In this example, let's run through the costs of installing a pair of wall sconces.
1. First, you need to purchase each wall sconce. Each sconce will cost between $40-250. Yes, that is a wide range, but it totally depends on your style and budget. And of course you can go mega high end and ball out on a handcrafted wall light that runs upwards of $1,200 each. 💀
2. Next, you'll need to schedule and hire someone to install the wall sconces (you can also tackle this yourself if you're pretty handy, have the tools, and are lucky enough to have two studs and an outlet exactly where you want your wall sconces.....)
So how much does it cost to hire someone to install a pair of wall sconces?
We live in Denver, and when we checked Homewyse to understand the cost of installing 2 wired wall sconces, here's what we got:
🚨 You are not hallucinating. On average, it would cost us $872.79 just to install two wall sconces in Denver, Colorado. That doesn't even include the cost of the sconces themselves.
Let's look at the cost to install wall sconces in other cities for comparison.
Check out the cost to install a pair of wall sconces in Brooklyn, New York
Ok, let's check out the cost for a pair of sconces in a city that's famously unaffordable.
That's right. In Brooklyn, NY you'll spend an average of $1,001.64 hiring someone to wire and install two wall sconces. 💀
Let's also check out the cost to install a pair of wall sconces in Los Angeles, California
And in sunny LA, you'll spend an average of $890.45 on just the installation of your wall sconces.
So what's the true cost of installing traditional wall sconces?
Girl math time! Let's add it all up.
First, we broke out by city how much it costs to install traditional wall sconces.
Then you've got to add in how much a pair of traditional wall sconces will set you back (let's just say you spend $100 per sconce).
|City||Average Cost to Install a Pair of Traditional Wall Sconces||Average Cost of a Pair of Wall Sconces||Total Cost of Installing Traditional Wall Sconces|
|Brooklyn, New York City||$1,001.64||$200||$1,201.64|
|Los Angeles, California||$890.45||$200||$1,090.45|
Installing a pair of traditional wall sconces in either Denver, Brooklyn, or LA will set you back over $1,000.
So what's an accent lighting enthusiast to do?
💡 That's why we created Poplight
One of the reasons we love Poplight is that Poplight won't cost you anything to install. That's because Poplight's patented design makes it SIMPLE for anyone to install wall lighting in just three steps.
So that eliminates the expensive average install cost.
Each Poplight is priced at $95 (or you can drop your email at the bottom of this page and snag a discount!). Overall, here's how Poplight's pricing compares to traditional wall sconces:
|City||Average Cost to Install a Pair of Poplights||Cost of a pair of Poplights||Total Cost of Installing Poplights|
|Brooklyn, New York City||$0.00||$190||$190.00|
|Los Angeles, California||$0.00||$190||$190.00|
💸 Poplight is over $900 less expensive than installing traditional wall sconces
We designed Poplight to be simple to install because we think cute wall mounted lights should be easy to install.
Save almost $1,000 by avoiding traditional wall sconces. 🙅♀️
Join the wall lighting revolution and shop Poplights here!