Surely most of our popular Spektr hourglass-shaped fixtures are used for interiors, but here’s a different idea: it makes a great outdoor fixture! At my own house I use Spektr as my front porch light. I’ve been doing what I can to crank up the MCM character of my generally non-descript 1960 split level. Spektr by the front door really did a lot for the curb appeal. I like how the up-light bounces off the ceiling of the porch, creating soft indirect illumination of the area, and the down-light washes the wall and accents the texture of the brick and puts direct light on the deck floor. To me it’s a great alternative to the glaring light of most wall-mounted porch lights that can be really harsh to look at in the contrast of the darkness of night. The pin points of light from the “starlight” pin holes in the shades add some serious sparkle. I get tons of compliments from the neighbors!
A word (or two) on using light fixtures outdoors: Most of the fixtures that we sell are UL rated. One aspect of the UL rating is the environment it is designed for in terms of the likelihood of getting wet. Fixtures that are designed to safely deal with direct exposure to water are rated WET, while those designed to tolerate mere dampness (like in a bathroom or undercover outdoors) are rated DAMP. Spektr is rated damp, so it’s appropriate for some but not all exterior applications. Local codes vary, so check applicability where you live.