Home Lighting 101 Blog by Lanternland: Home Lighting Answers & Inspirations

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Outside In: How to Use Copper Lanterns & Outdoor Lighting Indoors

New Year, New Moon

As we welcome 2018 with a bold New Moon ushering in new ideas and new beginnings, I wish all a healthy and happy New Year! With frigid temperatures in so many parts of the country, I thought this would be a good time to keep warm by sharing some of my favorite ways our customers have used our lanterns and lighting indoors. Although most people think of brass and copper lanterns as outdoor lighting, lanterns work well as indoor lighting also.

Lanterns Over Kitchen Islands

Custom Pendant Lantern

First up is one of my personal faves. This custom lantern was designed in collaboration with the homeowner and designer for use over the kitchen island. Definitely a special piece and a beautiful installation.

Custom Pendant Lantern Over Kitchen Island

Custom Pendant Lantern Over Kitchen Island


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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Wednesday Walk Through: Copper Day!

Hello and thanks for joining me on my weekly Wednesday walk through the Lanternland factory! Today is COPPER DAY!! We will see some custom wall mount copper lanterns as they are being made as well as some polished copper parts for a custom linear copper pendant.

Ready? Let's go!

First up: Custom Copper Lantern Wall Light


Today we are creating custom copper lantern wall lights for a residence in Vermont. Randy checks the dimensions of the prototype against the specified dimensions on the original drawing. The size of each lantern is checked to ensure a proper fit.


Custom Copper Lantern: Checking size to ensure a proper fit
Custom Copper Lantern Wall Light: Checking Size to Ensure a Proper Fit

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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A Wednesday Walk Through the Factory

On Wednesdays Lanternland founder Ronna Nitzky takes a walk through the factory to see the handmade copper lanterns and outdoor lighting designs being made that day. "I like to walk through the factory, speak to artisans and see what they are making. I always learn something new each time and get exciting new ideas to share with our customers.", says Ronna. Join her as she takes her weekly walk through the factory and shows off some of the latest copper and brass lighting designs from Lanternland.

Ready? Let's go!


Hello and thanks for joining me on my weekly Wednesday walk through the Lanternland factory! Over the coming weeks we will get to see many new lighting designs. Sometimes it will be a classic design, sometimes it will be a new variation on a classic design and sometimes it will be brand new design.

Custom Jackson Post or Pier Mount Lantern

First up is a new custom version of our Jackson Post Mount copper lantern with a specially tapered body.

Custom Jackson Post / Pier Mount Copper Lantern

Custom Jackson Post or Pier Mount Copper Lantern


Thursday, July 6, 2017

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We're Doing It Again...Right Now!

Lanternland and USA Love List are teaming up again to giveaway a handmade copper & brass lantern made in USA with a retail value up to $400.  Contest ends July 13th, 2017.




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Lanternland creates Dark Sky compliant handmade copper lanterns and custom outdoor lighting made in USA


New Dark Sky lighting regulations have created a dilemma for experienced homeowners, designers and builders who need high quality copper lanterns and custom outdoor lighting that meets Dark Sky requirements. Lanternland solves this problem by creating Dark Sky compliant handmade copper lanterns & outdoor lighting.

Gatsby Copper Wall Mount Barn Light: Light source is
hidden is hood making this fixture Dark Sky compliant.