Luxury Lighting Designer and Manufacturer Definitions
When it comes to choosing new lighting fixtures for your project, it can be challenging to know where to begin. Thankfully, you can always depend on the team at Lantern Masters, Inc., for guidance. As a luxury lighting designer and manufacturer, our company has decades of experience with fixtures of all shapes, sizes, and designs. Once we understand your needs, we can easily recommend a product that fits your décor and design.
The best part about collaborating with Lantern Masters, Inc., is the unique freedom you’ll enjoy during the initial design stage. Unlike chain stores, we create custom light fixtures according to our clients’ exact preferences. This means you’ll never have to settle for a product that doesn’t match your needs for color, intensity, size, and other vital factors. You imagine it, and we bring it to life.
Here, we’ve included some valuable information about the main types of high-end residential lighting fixtures that we create. Let us know which you prefer, or reach out to our staff for more detailed information about any product.
Lantern: Has a main body element, usually with a metal frame and glass covering, with the light element inside the “cage”. Our lantern series are available in varying sizes. Lanterns can be for exterior or interior use. Lanterns are manufactured in brass, with other metals available including copper and bronze.
Lantern applications include:
- Wall mounted lantern – Full lantern cage affixed to a wall for support.
- The lantern “cage” can be mounted to a “standoff backplate” that sits directly behind the fixture.
- The lantern “cage” can be mounted to a “decorative arm with scrolling” affixed behind the fixture, below the fixture or above the fixture.
- Flush mounted wall lantern – Approximately 3/4 depth of the lantern cage taking up little vertical space, and affixed to a wall for support.
- Pendant lantern - Full lantern cage mounted to the ceiling with a canopy/escutcheon and hangs down from the canopy on a rod or a single chain, or with multiple chains.
- Pilaster lantern (also called a Pier-mount) - Full lantern cage with a decorative base that mounts on the top of the pilaster (or pier-mount). A pilaster (or pier mount) is a free standing column at varying heights.
- Post lantern – Full lantern cage typically sits on top of an upright metal or wood post that is firmly affixed to the ground (the Post can be 3” or 4” diameter, or larger, & of any height – the wood post can be any shape; ie – square, rectangular, etc). The lantern can also hang from the post like a “pendant”.
- Ceiling flush or Semi Ceiling Flush - Lantern closely mounted to the ceiling.
Chandelier - Hanging light fixture usually having branched armed supports for any number of lights. It is mounted to the ceiling with a canopy/escutcheon and hangs down from the canopy on a rod or a single chain, or with multiple chains.
Sconce - Usually referred to for interior lighting it is attached to a wall with an ornamental bracket. The sconce can have one or more lights.
U.L. (Underwriters Laboratory) - All Lantern Masters lighting is U.L. approved for:
- Exterior fixtures: U.L. Wet, Gas and Damp labels.
- Interior fixtures: U.L. Dry Labels.
Finishes and glass:
- Lanterns, chandeliers, sconces and pendants that are manufactured in brass - Finishes are chemically oxidized, and hand applied; with 20 standard finishes to select from. These are unsealed “living, breathing” finishes that may age over time & patina. These finishes are included in the pricing of the fixtures.
- Fixtures manufactured in iron – Faux finishes are hand applied; with many standard finishes to select from. These finishes are included in the pricing of the fixtures.
- Custom finishes – Polished nickel, brushed nickel, satin nickel, silver, gold and plated finishes are available. Powdercoating is also available. These finishes are priced in addition to the cost of the fixtures.
- Glass - 15 standard glasses to choose from for lanterns with flat glass. Lanterns with curved, slumped or blown glass have specific glass types available, as stated in the description of the fixture. These glass types are included in the pricing of the fixtures.
- Specialty glass - Can be designed. Pricing is dependent on the size and complexity of the glass.