Brighten up Outdoor Spaces with Northeast Lantern Fixtures

Northeastern Lantern from New Hampshire has played a big role in bringing back Colonial style lighting fixtures to homes all over America. The firm still makes its products from hand cut metal sheets and fine glass. Colonial Revival lighting is inspired by the mariners and farmers of New England in the 17th century. Smiths used bronze and brass to craft durable and functional lamps for use on the high seas by whalers and trading crews. With modern manufacturing techniques and a high degree of customization, these lamps have won over buyers because of their reliability and style. A characteristic of this type of lighting are the ring on the top of the fixture for fixing the mounting hook and a strong metal base for resting the lantern on a table or wall. Buyers can choose from hand applied metal finishes like raw brass, pewter and slate. Glass options include clear glass, seedy clear and seedy marine glass. We go through the product range on offer for home buyers:

Onion Lights

The story of Colonial Revival lighting is incomplete without mentioning onion lights. These lights were first used by whaling crews to light up the sea around them on expeditions. These lights were shaped to throw light in all directions, with a globe shaped glass area and a brass top and base. The top was fitted with a ring, where a hook on a chain or rod could be placed. The glass of the old onion lamps used to be thick because of limitations in glassmaking. Circular rings protected the glass from breakage without obstructing the light. The cylindrical metal base would ensure the lamp could be rested on a table by itself. Northeast Lantern has a full-fledged Onion Light collection where the iconic design has been adapted for use as ceiling mounts, hanging lights, post mounted lights and wall sconces. Buyers can choose the metal finish and type of glass.

Onion Lights

Post Mounted Lights

Post mounted lights add to the ambience of a well-appointed garden. As these lights are quite visible because of their height, buyers often select fixtures with pleasing design and efficient light throw. The pole is not included with the purchase. Some of the popular model ranges are Adams, Barn and Lodge. Adams lights have a vintage design with an X shaped or H-shaped protective metal bars. The lights take single or multiple candelabra bulbs. The Barn series has designs that bring back the oil lit lamps of the pre-electrical age. They have a fine bronze finish. The Lodge series of post mounted lights has distinct California Mission Revival influences with thick lines, gently pointed roof and semi-transparent shade.

Post Mounted Lights

Hanging Lights

Hanging lights or pendants are compact but perfect for drawing attention of guests. They are mounted to a base and connected by a rod or chain, depending on the design. Onion lights have been adapted as pendants by Northeast Lantern, echoing their earlier use for both marine and domestic purposes. Other fine collections are Filmore, Heal and Sharon. With options for incandescent lamps and candelabras, these lights do a fine job of mimicking candlelight while being completely safe for domestic use.

Hanging Lights

Ceiling Mounted Lights

Northeast Lantern’s outdoor ceiling mounted lights are suitable for spaces with low ceilings where a hanging light might not be convenient. The classic onion lights have been adapted as semi flush fixtures by the firm, with one-light and two-light options being available. Flush ceiling mounted lights with straight line design are grouped under the Williams range. Metal finishes and glass appearance can be customized while ordering.

Ceiling Mounted Lights

Wall Sconces

Outdoor wall sconces are very practical because they can be mounted easily compared to hanging lights. The classic designs can be melded with modern convenience as well. Northeast Lantern has adapted the 18th century designs very well for sconces. The size is just right for installation and the lamps can be easily accessed with thumbscrews and stops. Some of the in demand ranges are Barn Series, Filmore and Empire. The pieces can be customized with special metal finishes and glass options, depending on the customer’s preferences.

Wall Sconces

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