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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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How High Should A Pendant Light Hang Over A Kitchen Island? [Infographic]

How High Should A Pendant Light Hang Over A Kitchen Island?


How High Should A Pendant Light Hang Over A Kitchen Island?
  • The bottom of the pendant should be 32-42 inches from the top of the island.
  • Approximately 72 inches from the floor.
  • Pendants should be above eye level for most users.
  • These are guidelines only - adjust to accommodate height of island, users and ceiling.

Friday, September 11, 2015

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911 Remembered

It is hard to believe that it has been more than 10 years since the day that changed the world. No American who lived through the events of Sept. 11, 2001 will ever forgot the emotions of that day.





Friday, August 7, 2015

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Why Choose Copper and Brass for Outdoor Lighting Fixtures?

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At Lanternland our lighting design team is often asked: Why choose copper and brass for outdoor lighting fixtures? In addition to its natural beauty, copper and brass are ideal for lanterns and outdoor lighting fixtures because it will never rust or corrode. Have you even seen a piece of iron or steel that was left out in the elements too long? Rust and corrosion quickly destroy aluminum and iron left out in the elements, particularly in damp environments.
baja mission outdoor light fixture

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Handmade Period Lighting for Your Old House


CEILING LIGHTS  | PENDANT LIGHTS | WALL SCONCES | WALL LIGHTS | POST LIGHTS | PIER LIGHTS


Why settle for big box store cookie cutter lighting for your one-of-a-kind home?

Lanternland makes lighting as distinctive as your home. ™
 Lanternland Big Box Stores
Construction Handmade  Machine Made
Made In USA  China
Materials Copper, Brass, Glass  Aluminum, Plastic
Expected Use Decades  1-2 Years
Warranty Lifetime  90 Days - 1 Year
Choice of Finishes Yes  No
Choice of Glass Yes  No
Custom Options Yes  No
Customer Service Lighting Experts  Good Luck

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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American Made Lighting: The Ultimate Source List

AMERICAN MADE LIGHTING
THE ULTIMATE SOURCE LIST



THIS POST ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT USA LOVE LIST
06.9.15 by 
Confession: I honestly thought it was going to be hard to find enough American made lighting companies to fill a source guide. Wow, was I wrong!
This list is a long one, and I am sure it will get longer as more Made in the USA lighting companies are discovered.  Since some components required to make lighting are not sourced in the USA, be aware that most of the lighting on this list is not 100% American made. Lighting needs to be manufactured, handcrafted, or fabricated in the USA to make this source guide.

AMERICAN MADE DESK LAMP: LITTLE FOOTPRINT LIGHTING

The HeronLED Personal Task Light manufactured by Little Footprint Lighting in California is our top pick for American made desk lamps.   Here is why: 1)The HeronLED lamp is adjustable, so light can be focused right on task, where it’s needed, reducing eyestrain.  2)The HeronLED is made from locally sourced, recycled plastic and is designed for easy disassembly and recycling at end of life. 3)LED lighting saves money by using less electricity, and has less maintenance costs (an LED light lasts longer than a traditional bulb).

AMERICAN MADE OUTDOOR LIGHTING: LANTERNLAND
Lanternland lighting has been featured several times here at USA Love List, and is our top pick for American made outdoor lighting. Here is why: 1) Lanternland lighting is made to order- buyer chooses the finish and glass type. 2)The solid brass and copper construction of every light will never rust or corrode and is guaranteed for life. 3)All Lanternland lighting is UL listed for wet conditions (except the Country Kitchen Pendant which is the only light that is indoor only).



AMERICAN MADE LIGHTING: THE ULTIMATE SOURCE LIST
  • 2nd Ave. Lighting   Pendants, chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling, bath, indoor + outdoor lighting made in New York
  • A19  Handcrafted ceramic sconces, corner sconces, and pendants, made in California
  • Alex Marshall Studios   Ceramic table lamps,  handmade in Northern California
  • ANP Lighting    Decorative warehouse inspired indoor + outdoor lighting
  • Arroyo Craftsmen   Outdoor, ceiling, + wall lighting, lamps, handcrafted from brass in California
  • ASL Lighting   American Science Lighting; wall, ceiling, indoor + outdoor lighting
  • Bacchus Glass   Glass pendants, wall sconces, chandeliers, made in Sonoma County
  • Barn Light Electric    Ceiling, wall lighting, vintage style, made in Florida
  • Bevolo   Gas and electric lighting, wall, ceiling, outdoor, handcrafted from copper
  • Boyd Lighting   Luxury lighting- Sconces, pendants, ceiling lighting, made in San Francisco
  • Bruck   Manufacturer of indoor and outdoor LED lighting
  • Cerno   Lamps and ceiling lighting manufactured in Southern California
  • Coast Lamp  Beach and nature inspired lamps made in North Carolina
  • Coe Studios   Outdoor brass lighting made in California
  • Conant Metal & Light   Ceiling and wall lighting, lamps, made in Vermont
  • Dform Design   Pendants, wall + table lamps, shades made from die cut wood veneers made in Brooklyn
  • DEKOR   Cree LED outdoor lighting made in North Carolina
  • Dunes & Duchess   Ceiling and wall lighting, lamps, handcrafted
  • Eastworks Detroit   Repurposed sculpture lamps made in Detroit
  • Fine Art Lamps  Original ceiling, wall, lamp, and outdoor lighting designs
  • Framburg  Metal pendant, chandelier, sconce, bath lighting, made in Illinois
  • Galbraith & Paul   Pendant ceiling lighting made in Pennsylvania
  • Genie House   Indoor + Outdoor lighting made in New Jersey and Arizona
  • Grovemade    Maple desk lamp
  • Guild Nines   Radha lighting lamps made in Michigan
  • Hammers and Heels   Chandeliers, flush mount, sconce, pendant lighting made in California
  • Hammerton Studio   Artisan crafted pendant, sconce, ceiling lighting
  • Hennepin Made   Pendant lighting and table lamps made from hand blown glass in Minneapolis.
  • House of Troy   Picture + piano lighting made in Troy, Vermont
  • Hubbardton Forge   Ceiling lights, wall sconces, pendants, table lamps, floor lamps, exterior lighting, handcrafted in Vermont from forged steel
  • Jezebel  Tiffany inspired glass and metal pendants, chandeliers, and wall sconces, made in New Mexico
  • Kit Cat  The classic cat clock, made in California for over 80 years
  • Lanternland  Top pick for American made outdoor lighting Handmade artisan copper + brass lamp posts, wall sconces, wall lights, pier + column lights, pendant, ceiling lighting for indoor + outdoor use
  • Lights Up!   Elegant and practical ceiling, wall, lamps and outdoor lighting
  • Little Footprint Lighting   Top pick for American made desk lamp The HeronLED Task Lamp, Eco friendly, made in California
  • Lucent Lightshop  Vintage inspired lighting made in Arizona
  • Meyda Lighting   Tiffany style wall and ceiling lighting
  • Misewell   Table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, made in Milwaukee
  • Niche Modern   Glass pendants custom blown in New York
  • Noend Designs  Floor + table lamps with handmade wood shades
  • Northeast Lantern   Reproduction lighting handmade in New Hampshire
  • Porcelain Garden  Lithophane night lights and lamps
  • Primelite Manufacturing Corp.   Manufacturer of indoor + outdoor (walkway, garden, post) lighting
  • Roger + Chris   Unique, handmade lamps, sconces, and pendants
  • Roll & Hill   High end customized lighting
  • Rustic Lighting and Fans    Chandeliers, wall + vanity lighting, track lighting that are clearly marked when American made
  • Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.   Wall sconces, pendants, chandeliers, lamps, made in Portland, Oregon
  • Schonbek   A division of Swarkovski Lighting; lamps, chandeliers, flush mounts, wall sconces, manufactured in Plattsburgh, New York
  • Siemon & Salazar  Artfully blown glass pendants,  and sconces
  • Solaro Energy   Solar powered natural light ceiling fixtures- mounted or recessed
  • Standard Socket  Unique pendants and wall sconces, made in Seattle
  • Steel Partners   Rustic themed lamps, ceiling, pendant, wall, indoor + outdoor lighting made in Washington
  • Stiffle  Table lamps, floor lamps, and desk lamps
  • Tracy Glover   Table + floor lamps, wall sconces, and pendants made from colorful blown glass in Rhode Island
  • Ultralights   Wall sconce + ceiling lighting, interior + exterior
  • Union Street Glass   Contemporary art glass pendants and lamps, made in California
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post which USA Love List is proud to share with you because, sponsored or not, we only share stuff we love.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

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We Have A Winner!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

TO OUR GIVEAWAY CONTEST WINNER

EMILY E. of Etters, PA



Congratulations to our giveaway contest winner Emily E. of Etters, PA!  Emily chose the Cape Cod Onion Pendant Copper Lantern (a $325 value) and but said it "was a really hard choice because all the lanterns are so beautiful. My mom is so jealous!"


Traditional Nautical Style Lighting

The Cape Cod Onion Pendant Hanging Light, shown here in our traditional Antique Copper finish with clear glass, is handmade is the USA from pure copper or brass. Refined enough for indoor use but rugged enough to last decades outdoors, this verstile copper lantern is equally at home indoors or outdoors. Use indoors over a kitchen island or outdoors in an entryway or patio. Perfect for outdoor lighting in waterfront and damp locations, the Cape Cod Onion Pendant Hanging Light will never rust or corrode, guaranteed.




A big 'Thank You'  from Lanternland to everyone who entered and to USA Love List for making our outdoor lighting giveaway contest a huge success. We truly appreciate the time and effort you put into spreading the word about Lanternland and the importance of supporting American small business. 
We will be doing another giveaway for one of our handmade, made in USA copper lanterns later this year.  Stay tuned for details!!





Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Lighting Giveaway:
Enter Now To Win A Rustic Copper Lighting Fixture

Enter Now To Win An Artisan Copper Lantern
CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW!

The Contest

Lanternland is teaming up with USA Love List to giveaway one of our handmade rustic copper lighting fixtures. The mission of USA Love List is to 1) tell you about the very best of Made in the USA products 2) Make it easy for you to find them and recommend them to your friends. 3) Encourage you to ask for them in stores and demand them from the companies you want to do business with.

What You Get

The winner will receive their choice of one of four of our most popular styles of indoor and outdoor rustic copper lighting values up to $385. Each lighting fixture is handmade in the USA from solid copper and brass and is designed to last for decades indoors or out. The winner will also choose from any of our seven hand applied copper and brass finishes and four unique styles of glass. Each finish uses an all natural chemical reaction to mimic the natural aging process producing a "living finish' which will gradually develop a rich patina over time, increasing the beauty and value of the natural copper and brass.

The solid brass and copper construction of every Lanternland light will never rust or corrode and is guaranteed for life. This durability makes Lanternland fixtures ideal for outdoor use, as they will withstand all types of weather. In fact, all lights for the contest are UL listed for wet locations (except the Country Kitchen Pendant Hanging Copper Light). Each Lanternland light is handcrafted and made to order with a choice of finish and glass. 

The Good Stuff

Enter now to win your choice of ONE of the following Lanternland light fixtures in your choice of their finishes and glass.

Enter Now To Win An Artisan Copper Lantern
CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW!

The Cape Cod Onion Lantern

Cape Cod Oinion Lantern
Classic Nautical Style
Copper Lantern
The Cape Cod Onion Pendant Hanging Light, shown here in our traditional Antique Copper finish with clear glass, is handmade is the USA from pure copper or brass. Refined enough for indoor use but rugged enough to last decades outdoors, this verstile copper lantern is equally at home indoors or outdoors. Use indoors over a kitchen island or outdoors in an entryway or patio. Perfect for outdoor lighting in waterfront and damp locations, the Cape Cod Onion Pendant Hanging Light will never rust or corrode, guaranteed. 


The Country Kitchen Pendant

Rustic Charm: Great Over Dining
Table Or In Breakfast Nook
The Country Kitchen Pendant Copper Barn Light by Lanternland: This classic design will add a charming glow to your room while providing excellent down lighting for reading, homework , playing games or other projects. Perfect pendant for country kitchens, cabins, lake homes, log & timber style homes and coastal retreats and creating memories of family, friends and fun times for years to come. Available in your choice of two standard sizes and seven all natural hand applied copper and brass finishes, the Country Kitchen Pendant is versatile enough to suit a wide variety of homes and styles.


The New Haven Colonial

Based on historic designs
Always a favorite
The New Haven Colonial Wall Sconce Copper Lantern, shown here in our Verdi Green finish with Seeded glass, is a classic colonial Artisan copper lantern made by hand in America from high quality copper or brass. Designed to last for decades and guaranteed for life to never rust or corrode, this handcrafted copper lantern will enhance your homes natural beauty adding curb appeal and safety.This classic style remains a perennial favorite. 






The Gatsby Barn Light

Use Indoors or Outdoors
The Gatsby Outdoor Copper Wall Mount Barn Light is one of our most popular lights and is consistently our most re-pinned light on Pinterest. Like all Lanternland lighting the Gatsby is handmade in the USA from solid copper or brass. This rustic industrial style barn light works works well both indoors and outdoors for rustic, industrial, barn,  log & timber style homes and vacation homes.If the winner chooses this fixture, it will be received in size Small in winner’s choice of finish.





Enter Now To Win An Artisan Copper Lantern
CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW!