A popular method is to place a standard light bulb feature at the bottom of the cupola. This gives off a soft, warm glow through the cupola windows without getting the harsh, direct glare of a light bulb. If you have a copper roof on your cupola, this upward lighting method allows the metal to wink out at passersby, even in the depths of night. And it doesn’t take much to make an impact: just a standard LED light bulb, no more than 8 watts.
Another lighting option is to suspend a lantern from the ceiling of the cupola. We have a dozen cupola lanterns to choose from, in a variety of styles to match any home. We have lanterns to suit any taste, from traditional Colonial lanterns to fun pineapple shapes to an “onion” lantern that would look at home in Edison’s workshop. They are also available in a variety of finishes, from classic black or sultry bronze to cheerful copper, whether polished or patinated. Whatever lantern you choose, it will bring cheerful warmth to your roofline.
Accessing Your Cupola Lighting Fixture
For a small, additional fee, we can fit one of the windows with a hinge on the inside of the cupola. Simply remove the exterior screws, and the window will swing upward. Prop the window open, and you have easy access to the interior light or cupola lantern. Rick demonstrates just how easy this process is in the video below:
Illuminate Your Roofline with Valley Forge Cupolas and Weathervanes
Call us today at 866-400-1776, and let our cupola specialists pair you with the cupola of your dreams!