Published at Friday, July 20th 2018, 22:01:22 PM by Rene Rhodes. Bathroom Light. Sconces as a lighting fixture, is a concept inspired by the means of lighting used long ago. The torches hung on walls serving as the light of medieval castles are now replaced by the light bulbs and sconce lamps hung on walls. A popular sconce fixture would be the one used around the mirrors of superstars in their dressing rooms.