Cape Cod Onion Lantern Lighting Collection

Indoor or outdoor handmade nautical style lighting made in USA

Warm, glowing onion lanterns have been welcoming Americans home for nearly a century, but these lighting fixtures began life in the early 1800s as work lights on fishing vessels. Named for their bulbous, onion-shaped glass globes, which shielded a whale-oil flame from wind, rain, and sea spray, these lanterns usually also included a cage to protect the glass globe from breakage. A loop handle on top made onion lanterns a portable light source that could be hung on the wall with a wooden peg. These days the whale oil has been replaced by electric light and that old peg is now a mounting plate, often decorated with a bracket, hook or scroll. And instead of the original tin, we now make them in solid brass or copper to prevent rust and corrosion.

The Cape Cod Onion Copper Lantern Collection, made in America from the highest quality brass and copper for maximum strength and durability, is available in wall light, pendant, post light and pier-base versions in a variety of size, finish and glass options to suit any location.
Cape Cod Onion Lantern Copper Wall Light with Scroll
Cape Cod Onion Pendant Hanging Lantern
Cape Cod Onion Post Light Copper Lantern

Lanternland creates all types of handmade artisan copper and brass lanterns and outdoor lights, including hanging pendant style lights, wall sconces, wall lights with a bracket and scroll, copper ceiling lights, column mount pier-base lights and post mount lights and lanterns. All of our designs are based on authentic traditional lantern styles and are ideal for Colonial, Colonial Revival, Early American and Cape Cod style homes, lake homes and cabins as well a variety of other traditional home styles. Lanternland copper lanterns and outdoor lights are made from high quality copper or brass and are guaranteed for life to never rust or corrode making them idea lighting for waterfront homes, locations near water and wet or damp locations. Each of our UL listed copper or brass lanterns and outdoor lights includes your choice of any of our seven all-natural copper and brass finishes including Dark Copper, Antique Brass, Raw Copper and Verdi Green along with your choice of four unique styles of glass to create a lighting fixture that is as unique as you. In addition, each of our outdoor lighting fixtures includes free shipping to the continental US and the our exclusive lifetime warranty.

Don't see quite what you are looking for? Modify one of our lantern designs, create your own lantern or reproduce an antique lighting design. Our lighting design team will work with you to create the perfect lighting solution for your home or project from design to installation. All of our outdoor copper lighting is handcrafted by skilled artisans in our Arizona factory Lanternland to offer nearly unlimited custom lighting design options from size to sockets. Contact Lanternland today for a free lighting design consultation; Call Toll Free (855) 454-5200, Email, or submit the custom lighting design service request form.