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Copper Lanterns & Outdoor Lighting: Inspirations, Answers, and Advice

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


t 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.




IToday we take a few minutes to pause and remember those who lost their lives, reflect on the changes that have shaped our world since that day and think about ways to renew our commitment to securing freedom for ourselves and generations to come.



Monday, September 7, 2015

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Outdoor Lighting Giveaway: Win a rustic handmade copper and brass light fixture from Lanternland!

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

Ends at midnight Thursday, September 17th, 2015




Adams Colonial Pendant Hanging Light



The Adams Colonial Pendant Hanging Light, shown here in our traditional Antique Brass finish with clear glass, is handmade is the USA from solid copper or brass. Often used indoors over a kitchen island or dining room table, this pendant style copper lantern is equally at home on a outdoors on a covered porch, patio or entryway. Designed to last for decades and guaranteed for life, the Adams Colonial Pendant Hanging Light works well with a wide variety of traditional, Early American and rustic style homes including Plantation, Greek Revival, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Georgian. Includes your choice seven all natural hand applied copper and brass finishes with four distinct glass options. Sizes range from 11" H to 20". Valued up to $330
  



California Mission Wall Light

Based on the classic Mission style outdoor lighting fixture found throughout California on bungalow, Mission, Arts & Crafts and Southwestern style homes, the California Mission Wall Light is ideal lighting for outdoor areas including walkways, entries, decks, docks, outdoor living spaces and outdoor kitchens. Available in four standard sizes from 6" to 13", seven all natural hand applied finishes and four styles of glass this classic rustic style post light can be easily customized to create the ideal lighting solution for your home or design project. Choose Verdi Green for a bold, classic copper patina, Dark Copper for an understated burnished finish or Antique Brass for more traditional Colonial look. Valued up to $295

New Haven Colonial Wall Sconce

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. Valued at up to $400.

Americana Star Wall Sconce

The Americana Star Colonial Wall Sconce Copper Lantern, shown in Verdi Green and Clear Glass with the star in Antique Brass, is an authentic handmade Colonial antique copper lantern reproduction made entirely in the USA. Unlike lanterns made from iron and other inferior metals that can't stand up to the elements, the Americana Star is made from pure copper or brass and is guaranteed to never rust or corrode. Perfect for waterfront homes or damp locations. Available only in this size as a limited edition, The Americana Star Colonial Wall Sconce Copper Lantern is ideal for a wide variety of traditional, Early American and rustic style homes including Plantation, Greek Revival, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Georgian. Valued at up to $330.











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

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 $400. 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. All lights for the contest are UL listed for wet locations (except the Adams Colonial Pendant). Each Lanternland light fixture is handmade in the USA and made to order with your choice of seven all natural hand applied copper and brass finishes and glass and four unique styles of glass.

How to Enter:  


This giveaway will close at midnight on Thursday, September 17th, 2015. The winner will be randomly selected, verified for correct entry participation, and notified by email.There are a variety of entry options including opportunities for multiple daily entries. Good luck!

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 $400. 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. All lights for the contest are UL listed for wet locations (except the Adams Colonial Pendant). Each Lanternland light fixture is handmade in the USA and made to order with your choice of seven all natural hand applied copper and brass finishes and glass and four unique styles of glass.

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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.
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For example, if you live near the ocean, you would not want to buy just any type of outdoor lighting. The salt air from the ocean can oxidize and destroy light fixtures made from cheaper materials such as aluminum. Only certain outdoor lighting fixtures like solid brass are recommended near the ocean.
When copper outdoor light fixtures or brass outdoor light fixtures are left out in the elements it will last for decades while developing a beautiful natural patina.
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When you choose carefully, your outdoor lighting can last forever and copper designs by Lanternland work beautifully with any architectural style.  All copper and brass Lanternland lanterns are made from copper and brass in our Mesa, AZ factory just outside of Phoenix and Scottsdale. You can choose any style, size, and finish.
You can also shop online at www.LanternLand.com.

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
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