Northeast Lanterns: One of our Favorites Outdoor Lantern Manufacturers


Exterior Hanging Lanterns

Exterior Wall Mount

Exterior Post Mount

Adams Collection

Boston Collection

Concord Collection

Hardwick Collection

Heal Collection

Lodge Collection

Onion Collection

Suffolk Collection

Windcliffe Collection

York Collection

If you travel in New England, you will notice that so many of the outdoor lighting styles hearken back to our colonial past. In our opinion, NOBODY manufacturers this style of lighting better than Northeast Lanterns Ltd

Northeast Lantern Ltd. began doing business 20 years ago when the President, Skip Heal, had a dream to manufacture and sell solid copper and brass fixtures. Starting out in a little rented space, he slowly grew the business into what it is today. Employing over 25 people, the company now works out of a new 15,000 square foot facility. From the simple to the simply elegant, Northeast Lanterns has it all! Northeast Lanterns is known for its tradition of quality lighting at affordable pricing. This Exeter, NH-based company produces all of its products on-site, and each year introduces new styling and innovative products to meet most lighting needs. Northeast Lantern Ltd. has been manufacturing lighting fixtures since 1987. From colonial to contemporary styles, Northeast Lantern provides a comprehensive range of products and finishes.

For 20 years, Northeast Lantern has provided high quality reasonable priced lighting fixtures, made of solid copper and brass, that have colonial characteristics. The craftsmanship and personalities of all employees, along with the acceptance in the marketplace, provide the distinctive collection that sets Northeast Lantern apart from the competition.
Northeast Lantern began doing business when the President, Skip Heal, had a dream to manufacture and sell solid copper and solid brass fixtures. Starting out in a little rented space, he slowly grew the business into what it is today. Employing over 25 people, the company now works out of a new 15,000 square foot facility. The experienced craftsmen and women fabricate, solder and finish each lantern by hand.

Their intention is to continue to grow the business by offering current and potential customer hand-crafted, U.S.-made products at an outstanding price. Northeast Lantern is an environmentally friendly manufacturer and is a state permitted facility. Like Carolina Rustica, Northeast Lantern prides itself with excellent customer service and backs up each and every product with a lifetime guarantee, something you will rarely find in today's discount economy. Only the glass is not covered (for obvious reasons).
CollectionsThere are many captivating collections in the Northeast Lantern group of lighting just waiting to be explored. You will find our pricing on these outstanding collections to be the most competative possible, and all Northeast Lantern items have free shipping.

The Onion Collection is certainly one of their most much so that it is incorporated into their logo. This is a traditional design that Northeast Lanterns has enhanced with their own particular touch of hand-crafted quality. These collections showcase some of the aspects that make Northeast Lanterns unique: the fixtures are solid brass or solid copper, each backed by a lifetime guarantee. All glass is removable, replaceable, and washable. Several types of glass are offered, depending on the look you are going for: clear, optic (creates a "banded" look), seedy, and optic seedy. The "seedy" glass tends to give the fixture more of a maritime look. Other popular colonial style collections include the Adams Collection, the Heal Collection (named after the founder) and the Suffolk Collection.

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The Heal Collection
The Adams Collection
The Suffolk Collection

Northeast Lanterns finishes are applied by hand and can vary from fixture to fixture. They try to match each as close as possible. They do not lacquer their fixtures so the will age naturally and evenly in the same environment. All outdoor fixtures, no matter what finish is ordered, will turn dark and in time will "verdi", depending on the location. The color of their applied Verid finish can vary depending on what mixture and time of day the finish is applied. Some of the Verdi will wear off when placed outdoors. When installing interior fixtures, care should be taken to keep oily fingerprints off the finish. If in time the fixture shows prints, they may be removed with a metal polish applied to a cloth and rubbed gently.

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Hinkley Lighting & Energy Star Lighting


Hinkley Lighting is one of our favorite lighting suppliers, not only because of the high quality and vast selection of designs, but also because of their commitment to developing and marketing energy-efficient lighting. Hinkley recognizes that going green is not just about labels, but that it is truly about offering practical and desirable lighting alternatives for the interior and exterior of your home.
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ENERGY STAR qualified lighting provides bright, warm light but uses about 75 percent less energy than standard lighting, produce 75 percent less heat, and bulbs lasts up to 10 times longer.

Hinkley Energy Star® qualified lighting fixtures are equipped with GU24 sockets and include self-ballasted, compact fluorescent bulbs. CFL bulbs use about 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. Each fixture also features a daylight sensing photocell, which prevents the fixture from being illuminated during daylight hours, maximizing the fixture's energy-saving potential.

By choosing Energy Star qualified lighting fixtures, you will save money on energy bills and bulb replacements. With these fixtures, bulbs last 10,000 hours (about seven years of regular use). Hinkley's EST fixtures carry a 2-year warranty.


Upon specification, Hinkley outdoor lanterns can be engineered with the following eco-friendly options. To identify a fixture's potential to be engineered with one of the following environmentally friendly configurations, look for the corresponding icons on the product description page.

Energy Saving (ES)
Hinkley's Energy Saving (ES) fixtures are equipped with GU24 sockets and include self-ballasted, compact fluorescent bulbs. ES fixtures support California's "Title-24", a government-backed program that helps businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Dark Sky (DS)
Fixtures come equipped with a captive reflector or other design feature that minimizes or eliminates light glare upward into the night sky.

Energy Saving and Dark Sky (ESDS)
Hinkley's Energy Saving, Dark Sky fixtures combine Hinkley's energy saving advantages of fluorescent technology together with minimizing the amount of light glare produced in an upward direction towards the night sky. ESDS fixtures adhere to California's "Title-24" requirements.

Energy Star (EST)
Hinkley's Energy Star qualified lighting fixtures meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE). Each fixture combines a GU24 socket together with a self-ballasted CFL bulb and a photocell that prevents the fixture from staying illuminated during daylight hours, maximizing its energy-saving potential.

Many Hinkley outdoor lanterns can be equipped with a photocell that will prevent the fixture from staying illuminated during daylight hours, maximizing its energy-saving potential.

Tommy Bahama Island Estate Update

Tommy Bahama is all about a sophisticated relaxed lifestyle perfectly captured by its island personality. To lend your home the feel of an elegant retreat, explore these classic, personality-rich, vintage-inspired furnishings--casual pieces, lush with louvers, cane, rattan, rich wood finishes, and luxurious fabrics and leather. Tommy Bahama invites the homeowner to kick back and relax in this comfortable yet upscale design. The collection features Island motifs: clean lines, carved pineapples and palm fronds, woven rattan, palm tree finials, and leather accents. The collections also highlight the classically influenced Dutch West Indies styling with tropical motifs, fused with modern, authentic simplicity, and bold design elements. The Tommy Bahama is a sophisticated island state-of-mind for you and your home getaway. The newest collection, Island Estate, is a perfect reflection of this sensibility, and we are delighted to introduce this group in the Fall of 2009

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An authentic interpretation of Island Lifestyle begins with the use of a variety of natural materials into the design of the collection, from woven abaca to decorative bamboo veneers. The West Indies Bed, shown at left, uses carved wood and woven abaca on the headboard and footboard to create a luxurious fusion, especially when paired with the Avalon Chair and the Ginger Island Bedside Chest. Can you imagine spending your dreamy waking hours in a more relaxing setting? Click Here to Shop Tommy Bahama Island Estate Bedroom Furniture
Tommy Bahama's Island Estate take entertaining seriously. The design simply beckons for long dinner conversations over a bottle of wine with cherished friends. Vibrant upholstery patterns, like those found on the Mangrove Arm Chair intensify the exotic experience. Shown here with the Island Estate Grenadine Extension Dining Table, the chair is typical of Island Estate quality, with a flexible natural abaca twist back and rattan frame for comfort. Shop Tommy Bahama Island Estate Dining Room Furniture

The great room just beckons you, with plush West Shore Sofa offering tropical style and total comfort. The upholstery is contrasted by the intricate carvings of the Cliff House Cocktail Table, with its distinctive Chippendale-inspired design. You can truly create a living and relaxing area in a refined Caribbean style infused with a rich blending of natural materials and textures. Click here to Shop Tommy Bahama Island Estate Living Room Furniture

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The Cimarron Collection by Lexington

Tomorrow I'll post some new pics from the Cimarron Collection by Lexington. Its a great collection with lots of hand-crafted features like hand-hewn tops, and multi-layered rubbed surfaces. Its not challenging, design-wise, the way Black Ice is. Its more of a comfortable, country-club feel, along the same lines as Arnold Palmer's Gentleman's Quarters and Palm Canyon.

Below is a wonderful overview of the inspiration behind the Cimarron Collection:

Our Annual Labor Day Event

Lexington Sale

Carolina Rustica End-of-Summer Sales Event
Its hard to believe the summer is over, but here we are, on the cusp of Fall already. The kids are back in school, the family vacations have been enjoyed, and the summer heat that forced us into the pool is slowly retreating. Perhaps an even bigger relief is that the economy is showing some real signs of improvement. Here are Carolina Rustica , we have seen modest but consistent gains month over month since March. Nonetheless, many of our fine suppliers still have inventory built up over the last year. In addition, they continue to introduce new collections, such as Lexington 's Tommy Bahama Island Estate Collection. So as we enter into the fall season, a time when many homeowners are looking to redecorate, these manufacturers are offering some fantastic savings to get things moving along. We have grouped these promotions together to create our own End-of-Summer Sales Event, featuring the following manufacturers:

Lexington Furniture: 10% off from 9/4 to 9/14
With three new successful collections introduced over the last year, Lexington is on a roll. Our number one group within Lexington is Tommy Bahama , and we are particularly enthusiastic about the new Tommy Bahama Island Estate Collection. This collection embodies a lifestyle of sophisticated casual living by using a rich blend of of natural materials and textures. Island Estate particularly highlights the use of renewable indigenous materials, such as woven abaca, crushed coco shell, woven rattan, and bamboo veneers.

All Lexington Furniture Collections are 10% Off from September 4 to September 14 th , including their new Black Ice Collection . Black Ice uses Austrian Ash in a Carbon finish, in conjunction with black leather, and silver finished metal bases. The look is a cool fusion of campaign-style furniture with clean contemporary design. It's a unique, sophisticated and urban look with a broad appeal to fashion-forward homeowners, and we think you will love it.

Other popular collections by Lexington include Long Cove, Zacara , Bob Timberlake , and Hancock Park , some of which is already on special pricing

Tommy Bahama Chair

Introducing Hekman Furniture
Carolina Rustica is proud to announce that we are carrying Hekman Furniture. The Hekman Furniture Company was founded in 1922 in Grand Rapids by the Hekman brothers, who were fulfilling their father's dream of creating old-world fine crafted furniture. The careful selection of ingredients, the patient hands-on techniques and the exacting presentation... these shared passions of Edsko Hekman and his sons remain the hallmarks of the Hekman Furniture Company today.

Now, almost a century old, Hekman is widely recognized as one of America’s premier furniture suppliers. In 1983 Hekman was purchased by the Howard Miller Clock Company of Zeeland, Michigan. In that same year, Hekman acquired Woodmark Furniture, an upholstery company founded by Elliot Wood, whose discriminating standards were a perfect match to Hekman’s long tradition of excellence. The company now enjoyed a position of strength in its ability to offer its customer superior casegoods and the finest in upholstery.

Century Furniture: 10% off from 10/17 to 9/30
Century Furniture is widely recognized as the finest furniture made here in North Carolina , with a reputation for quality and customization that is unrivalled. We love having their product here on our showroom floor because it is so elegant and refined. We are particularly enamored with their Milan Collection, which is a fusion of contemporary design with a naturalistic influence, including exposed polished Tiger Maple wood, natural edges, and polished chrome accents.

Century Marc Sofa

Century Milan Dresser

Sarreid and Chatham Crossing Furniture: 10% to 40% off from 8/31 to 10/1
Sarreid Furniture which also produces the Chatham Crossing Collection, is an importer of the finest English reproduction furniture available today. We absolutely love the old-world details such as hand-carved legs, old brass hardware, and hand-rubbed tops.We have a few of the Leather Shelved Benches in stock, which feature a s olid walnut frame, leather seat brass tacks, and woven leather shelf and exemplify this craftsmanship.

Sarreid Sale
Sarreid Sale
Sarreid Sale

Bago Luma Furniture: 20% off from 8/31 to 10/1
Bago Luma is an innovative iron furniture manufacturer that offers inspiring designs for every room in your home. Their product is entirely hand-forged, with a unique architectural appeal that has never been copied. From kitchen accents to dining furniture , their detailed styling has a classic appeal and is a favorite of interior designers everywhere. They offer a multitude of hand applied finishes; but their Natural Rust finish is featured on most of their products and is their flagship finish.

Bago Luma Sale

Bago Luma Sale

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