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Giveaway: American Made Handcrafted Lighting

Our sister company, Lanternland, is offering an American made handcrafted lighting fixture as a prize in this week’s giveaway!

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AMERICAN MADE HANDCRAFTED LIGHTING BY LANTERNLAND

Lanternland has been manufacturing artisan copper lanterns and brass indoor & outdoor lights in the Phoenix, AZ area since 1978.  Each Lanternland light fixture is 100% handcrafted in the USA and made to order by skilled craftsmen. Each light fixture is created to fit a customer’s specific choice of finish and glass type. Lanternland even offers custom lighting design.  The high quality, solid brass and copper construction of every light will never rust or corrode and is guaranteed for life.  

If you are looking for a ceiling light,  hanging lantern, wall sconce, wall light, post lantern, and now table lamps for your Colonial, Traditional American, Cape Cod, waterfront, or cabin style home, Lanternland is the place to check out first!

THE GIVEAWAY

ENTER NOW to win an American made, handcrafted Lanternland light fixture.  Winner may choose ONE of the following items in their choice of finish and glass.

ADAMS COLONIAL PENDANT 

As shown below: Small size, Antique Brass finish, Water glass
Choose from Small, Medium, or Large size.
Retail value: $330

ADAMS COLONIAL PENDANT

AMERICANA STAR COLONIAL WALL SCONCE

As shown below: Verdi Green finish with star in Antique Bronze, Seeded glass
Available in one size only.
Retail value: $330

Americana Star Colonial Wall Mount Lantern

BACK BAY NAUTICAL TABLE LAMP

As shown below: Antique Copper finish, Seeded glass
Available in one size only.
Retail value: $310

BACK BAY NAUTICAL TABLE LAMP

GATSBY WALL BARN LIGHT

As shown below: Dark Copper finish
Small only
Retail value: $290

GATSBY WALL BARN LIGHT

There are a variety of ways to enter this giveaway including opportunities for multiple daily entries. Good luck!

Click on Enter to Win on the image below.  This giveaway will close at midnight on July 21, 2016. The winner will be randomly selected, verified for correct entry participation, and notified by email.

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Houzz Spotlight: Choosing The Right Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

“No matter how beautiful the design, if the size is wrong, the lantern will not look good.”

For Andrew Medway, choosing the right outdoor lighting fixtures is essential. It’s also something that he frequently finds is done wrong, and usually the culprit is the size of the light fixture. “It’s critical not only to match the style but also the scale of the project. Large homes require large lighting fixtures,” he says.

Medway co-owns Lanternland in Mesa, AZ which produces handmade copper and brass light fixtures and provides custom lighting, primarily for outdoor spaces. The first step of designing a lighting plan, according to Medway and his colleague Jenifer Tague, is to think about the project as a whole and consider both space and proportions.

Outddoor Living Patio: Michelets Residence

Go big. When it comes to outdoor lighting, most people choose fixtures that are too small, Medway says. “Remember that people will be seeing the light fixtures from a distance, such as a street that may be 50 feet away,” he says. For a good perspective on how big a light should be, Medway recommends making a mock-up that’s the size of the fixture to use as a placeholder, then stepping away and seeing how it looks in the space.

Entry: Michelets Residence

Design with needs in mind. “Many homeowners have design challenges that can’t be met by off-the-shelf lighting,” Medway says. These include space limitations for mounting brackets, existing siding, a need to modify the electrical box or local regulations that rule out most off-the-shelf fixtures. This is when custom lighting is the best option. “All of our lanterns are handmade to order for each client,” he says.

Whether you’re looking for standard light fixtures or going with a custom design, Medway offers advice for choosing the right lighting for your home.

Landon Sr. Wall Light with Bracket - Paradise Valley, AZ - Garage

1. Find the Right Size

One size does not fit all, especially in larger spaces. This homeowner in Paradise Valley was unable to find outdoor lanterns that were large enough to provide both curb appeal and adequate lighting, Medway says. Customizing an existing design proved to be the optimal solution.

“We were able to create an oversized version of one of our standard lanterns that was in proportion with her home and gave it the wow factor she desired,” he says. Medway also recommends looking at surrounding areas at the same time to coordinate the lighting throughout your outdoor space. For this home, Lanternland created a matching two-tiered pendant for the entry as well.

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Custom Pendant Lantern for Outdoor Living Space - Installation #4

2. Match Lighting to Your Style

Finding a style you love is also essential, Medway says. “No matter if the client starts with a vague idea, a sketch on a napkin, a picture torn from a magazine or a finished architectural drawing, we work with them to get the look that is just right for their home,” he says. For one homeowner in Moraga, California, this meant fabricating a custom pendant lantern based on a photo she had found online.

“She was building a pergola for her outdoor living space and had her heart set on getting the look she had seen on Houzz,” Medway says. When she wasn’t able to find the pendant, or any information about it, she turned to Lanternland. “We modified the original concept slightly and went with an open bottom to allow easy access to the bulb,” he says.

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Coronado Mission Wall Light Copper Lantern Installation - Coronado Beach, CA

3. Check Your Local Regulations

Many areas have ordinances that limit the amount of light that can be used outdoors at night. “This homeowner in Coronado, California, had a design she liked but could not find what she wanted in a lantern that met the dark-sky outdoor lighting regulations,” Medway says. “We were able to guide her to a lantern style that matched her home and could be modified to meet the requirement.”

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More: For more information on Andrew Medway and Jenifer Tague and examples of their work, visit Lanternland’s Houzz profile.

This story was written by the Houzz Sponsored Content team.