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Outdoor Hanging Lanterns

Outdoor Hanging Lanterns are designed for a dramatic and welcoming statement. Finish any covered outdoor space that has high enough ceilings with a Hanging Lantern. Outdoor Hanging Pendants are available in many different styles from Traditional to Modern Contempo.

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Outdoor Lanterns, Patio Lanterns and Outdoor Hanging Lanterns

Outdoor Lanterns, Patio Lanterns and Outdoor Hanging Lanterns

You can create a beautiful ambience while also providing plenty of light with outdoor hanging lanterns. The right outdoor hanging lantern can also replace bright floodlights in your outside living area. You’ve probably seen them in old movies, fancy restaurants and hotels. Outdoor hanging lights may be something from the past, but they have never gone out of style. That is why you will still find outdoor hanging lantern light fixtures in many homes and establishments even with the vast outside lighting fixtures now available. Outdoor hanging lantern lights hang easily on your porch and create a beautiful atmosphere that will make your visitors feel welcome.

How to Choose the Best Outdoor Hanging Lanterns

Three factors to consider when shopping for the best outdoor hanging lanterns are size, style, and placement. The right size will provide the best lighting effects (Capitol Lighting has large outdoor hanging lanterns, small outdoor hanging lanterns, black outdoor hanging lanterns and more to choose from). For instance, a lantern that is too large for the given space may be too bright. Instead of appreciating its beauty, you will only get distracted by its brightness. Put simply, the size of the lantern must be proportionate to the size of the area.

The style of the lantern should also match the design of your home. It should enhance the aesthetic value of your home and not look out of place.

Consider also where you plan to place the lantern to achieve the best effects. Most people install outdoor hanging lanterns in the porch, patio or deck, but some use them for indoor lighting in foyers. There are three types of hanging lanterns. There’s the old-fashioned style that you light up with candles, battery-operated outdoor hanging lantern light fixtures and those that run on electricity. If you are going to place it somewhere far from an outlet, a battery-operated lantern or a hanging candle lantern may be suitable.

Installation Tips

Plan ahead. Try to install the outdoor hanging lantern in various locations and see where it functions best. Consider every detail, including glare. If it is too bright, you may want to use a different bulb. If you think it is too dim, you can use a bulb with higher wattage or consider adding more lights. It doesn’t have to be a hanging lamp. You can use other outdoor lighting fixtures like ceiling pendants and wall sconces that will complement your hanging lantern.

Do not install your outdoor hanging lantern from the ceiling too tightly. You might want to move it to another location in the future. It will also be easier to remove it if it needs cleaning or replacement. Use a hook instead of nails so you can easily take down the lantern if necessary.

Follow the necessary safety precautions upon installation. Keep it far from combustible materials, as these lights may get too hot, depending on the bulb you choose. The beauty of lanterns is that the light source itself is enclosed. But again, always follow the installation instructions and safety precautions.

Capitol Lighting, with its vast collection of lighting fixtures, can make any home look brighter and more inviting. So if you want to create a beautiful ambience for your outdoor space choose from our unique designs of hanging lanterns, outdoor wall lights, post lamps and more. For your kitchen we have island lights and lighted pot racks to give your kitchen a stylish, trendy feel. We also have bulbs, recessed housing and recessed lighting trim for all your lighting needs and accessories.

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