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

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Light Headed

Brooklyn-based sculptor Stephen Shaheen created these whimsical "Light Bulb People". Each stands 24 inches and is made from "materials as diverse as repurposed found objects, marble, and recycled denim fiber."

See more at http://bit.ly/Nj8rDJ

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Rainbow Bridge

Xiying Rainbow Bridge -  Penghu, Taiwan 

Xiying Rainbow Bridge -  Penghu, Taiwan

A thin strip of neon lights gives the Xiying Rainbow Bridge in Penghu, Taiwan a dramatic makeover at night.

See more of the dramatic picts here http://bit.ly/PFXN7W

Monday, August 20, 2012

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Light Bulb Freedom

Dr. Peter Thornes, author of the blog Freedom Light Bulb, is opposed to the banning of the traditional incandescent bulb. Dr. Thornes favors "Positive, dynamic, efficient policies from generation to consumption, rather than negative, restri
ctive and inefficient policies, with their costly subsidies and regulations, and doubtful future savings". He has a very interesting and well-thought out perspective and makes some great points. Check out his blog at http://freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com/

He was also nice enough to mention Lanternland in one of his recent posts which can be found herehttp://freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com/2012/08/letting-glow-flow-lanternland.html

Sunday, August 12, 2012

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The Hampton Outdoor Home Lighting Collection by Lanternland

We say goodbye to London 2012 by re-introducing our version of the traditional English Street Light seen throughout London during the Olympic Games.

Take a closer look here www.lanternland.com/haco.html

Hampton Bracket Mount with Top Scroll by LanternlandHampton Bracket Mount by Lanternland

London Street Light c. 1940Street Lights at Canary Wharf by Tony Boughen photoreflect.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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At least it's a dry heat...

Welcome To Mesa, Arizona

At least it's a dry heat...How's your weather?
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Landscape Lightng Tips & Advice

Landscape lighting is a great way to add curb appeal and security to your home. This article from the Midland (OH) Daily News offer some practical advice on how to best use landscape lighting. 
Read more here http://bit.ly/My3EIg

Friday, August 3, 2012

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Let's Get Physical

Congrats to Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte on their gold medal performances. Go team USA!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Olympic Magic

Olympic Magic

How Danny Boyle used over 70,000 electric panels with nine lights each and 320 miles of cable to create the dazzling light show that opened the 2012 London Olympics. Read more here: http://bit.ly/N8jycW

Monday, July 30, 2012

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Making Nature Glow

"Sunset at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington"  - photo by SJB Vision

Lanternland loves the photography of SJB Vision. His awe inspiring photos make incredible use of natural lighting. About this photo he says "The glow is really due to the time of day,,,nothing else." 

You can find more of his photos and follow him on facebook here http://www.facebook.com/sjbvision

This photo is "Sunset at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington" 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

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5 Things To Know Before Buying Your Next Light Bulb

Light Bulbs: So Many Choices

Confused about all the new light bulb options? LED, CFL, Halogen...what are the differences? Celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston shares his tips for making you and your home look your best. 
Read more here...http://ow.ly/czRWq

Friday, July 27, 2012

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2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony

London Olympics Opening Ceremony Tonight. Go Team USA!

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The Treehouse.

Lanternland loves this amazing "Treehouse" by the The Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design.
See the rest of the pictures here http://on.fb.me/Nz122n

Friday, July 20, 2012

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Flying Lanterns

Of course Lanternland loves all kinds of lanterns...
This spectacular photo was taken at the Loy Kratong Floating Lantern in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November of 2010 by Yang Tee Mon and can be found here http://flic.kr/p/8Y6Gkf .

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Are Incandescent Lightbulbs Being Banned?

With all the rumors flying around about federal regulations for lightbulbs, it’s no wonder so many of us are dazed and confused. This article from Houselogic does a great job shedding some light on the upcoming changes to light bulb regulations and the choices consumers have. Read more here

Monday, July 16, 2012

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Stonehenge transformed into Fire Garden

In preparation for the upcoming London Olympics, each evening from 10-12 July, Stonehenge was transformed into a "Fire Garden" by French outdoor alchemists Compagnie Carabosse, with fire sculptures flickering across the landscape, candles lining the pathways and flaming fire pots lighting up the ancient stone circle.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/SlDcpv

Saturday, July 14, 2012

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What will $12 million get you?

What will $12 million get you? A home with built in pipe organ near Brad and Angelina! 
Take a tour of the largest craftsman home in the US. See the spectacular photos here. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

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True Honor

Lanternland supports American made products.

True Honor is a clothing company that supports America and Brick 26, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping U.S. Veterans. All of their clothing is designed, manufactured, and produced in the U.S.A. You can find them at www.truehonor.com.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Outdoor Lighting Tips For Summer

With summer here, we are all spending more time outside. Outdoor lighting can add beauty and safety to your home and allow you to enjoy the outdoors longer. This short article from the American Lighting Association has some great tips on how to best use outdoor lighting.

Monday, July 9, 2012

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The Wisdom of Mark Twain

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself."

Mark Twain - American author and humorist 1835-1910

Despite the fact that Twain has been dead for over 100 years, his comments often seem to be just as relevant today if not more so.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Farewell, Andy

Lanternland learned with great sadness of the passing of TV legend Andy Griffith. While most of us remember the theme song from the Andy Griffith show, many people don't know the version he sang with lyrics. Give it a listen here, it is sure to make you smile. Thanks for the memories Andy! 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

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San Francisco Bay Bridge Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Light Installation

The Bay Lights is a light installation designed by artist Leo Villareal to celebrate the 75th anniversary of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge.

The project, which is similar to the lighting of the Eiffel Tower for its 100th anniversary, includes 25,000 white LEDs that will be hung on the Bay Bridge cables. The installation will be 1.5 miles long and 230 feet high, seven times the scale of the lighting system created for the Eiffel Tower. Read more here... http://www.miniurl.com/s/1qM

San Francisco's Bay Bridge 

Friday, July 6, 2012

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Effective outdoor lighting for your home

This article has some great tips about how to use outdoor home lighting effectively for safety and to increase the visual appeal of your home. It also has some good tips on conserving energy to help keep your electrical costs down.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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With the 4th of July right around the corner, Lanternland is daydreaming about fireworks and BBQ with friends and family tomorrow. Until then, take a look at our collection of fireworks picts from last year at The Hollywood Bowl.  


Sunday, June 24, 2012

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Natural Ways To Clean Copper and Brass Lighting Fixtures

Brass and Copper outdoor lighting should cleaned periodically to prevent deterioration. This article offers several natural alternatives to commercial brass and copper cleaners which can be made from items already found in most kitchens.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

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"As we work to create light for others, ...

"As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way."
        - Mary Anne Radmacher

The was previously posted at: http://www.daily-inspiration-quotes.com/helping-others.php