Stephen Carrie Fitzwater owners Modern Lantern

Our Story on How We Created Our Cordless Lamps

Having a floor outlet located exactly where you need a lamp AND having just the right lamp with the right look - the combination is rare.  How much simpler would it be to place a lamp EXACTLY where it is needed? And, how much nicer would it be to have functional choices with lots of design styles? Those are the questions that resulted in the creation of Modern Lantern: Cordless Lighting Solutions. We aim to put light exactly where it’s needed most, in your home or commercial spaces.

Over thirty years of designing and developing home products and interiors, the husband and wife team, Stephen and Carrie Fitzwater, have combined their talents to fill the void of ‘what’s been missing’ in decorative lighting... lighting that can go anywhere. We are now proudly celebrating our thirteenth year of operation in Fort Worth, Texas, and yes, we've supplied thousands and thousands of happy customers with rechargeable lamps to help them illuminate those impossible to light spaces.

With its patented technology, each Modern Lantern is designed and developed by the Fitzwaters. Our designs are then offered directly to you, the consumer, cutting out the middle man, so we can keep our prices as sharp as possible. That’s one reason the Fitzwaters call this a "lighting revolution."

Where Can You Use Rechargeable Lamps?

The greatest benefit to our patented design is that you can place a Modern Lantern wherever you like in your home or place of business, inside or out.

A dark and awkward hall table with no outlet can now be lit. Your fireplace mantle or sofa table can now have a pair of buffet lamps. The floating entry table that resides without a floor plug can now finally show brilliantly, like it should. Dining tables can have beautiful ambient light in the center of the table to set the perfect entertaining mood. Even porches, patios, and poolside can have warm welcoming light. We are solving lighting problems all over the globe.

How Do I Recharge the Lamp's Battery? Watch this simple plug and play video.

Lamps Made in the USA? YES! We do have those too!

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Our lamps are designed by us and are of the highest quality. All of our ceramic bodies are made right here in America as well as the hardback linen shades. Our beautiful stoneware bases are hand glazed and fired by artisans. Once the stoneware bodies are cooled and cured, we receive them in our shop and hand assemble and pack every one as they are ordered. Every ceramic lamp is truly an individual work of art that you can place anywhere inside your home to gracefully illuminate your living space.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

We are committed to making sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase (no really... please check our reviews on every product page).

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your Modern Lantern, you may return it for replacement or full refund within 30 days from the date of purchase (just please keep your packaging). Also, all of our electronic components (battery, bulb and charger) are covered under our 1-year warranty. You will be receiving a high quality lamp that will operate for years to come, that's our commitment.

If you have any questions about the performance of our cordless lamps, first read through our User Guide, see the FAQs, and finally, feel free to contact a customer service representative at support@modernlantern.com.



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