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Discount lighting showroom opens: Moultrie News

Jan Clouse, owner of Carolina Lanterns and Lighting on Chuck Dawley Boulevard has expanded her business and her reach. She most recently opened Carolina Lighting Clearance Center in May. The 12,500-square-foot discount lighting showroom is filled floor to ceiling with quality home lighting fixtures and accessories. She said it is the first in [...]

“Treasure House” | Charleston Style & Design

Jan Clouse, president and founder of Carolina Lanterns & Lighting in Mount Pleasant, is not your typical Southern belle. Actually, you could call her a modern Southern dynamo. Clouse, a slight, gracious hummingbird of a woman, is whip smart, hardworking and fearlessly innovative. To wit: In 1999 she desired a traditional gas lantern for [...]

Mount Pleasant Interview | Women in Business Feature

Carolina Lanterns was born when Jan Clouse was snubbed. While building her new home in 1998, she thought that gas lanterns flanking the front door would add the ideal finishing touch. At a local lighting store, the sales associate told Jan that gas lanterns would be more than her $3,500 budget and turned away to [...]

As seen in The Post & Courier | July 22, 2001

Gas lanterns’ soft light returning to entryways Once common around Charleston in the 1800s, gas lanterns are making a bit of a comeback. The flickering flames are popping up all over the Lowcountry, lending warm glows to everything from private residences and historic inns to modern hotels and new subdivision entrances. The lanterns, which [...]

As seen in South Carolina Homes & Gardens | March – April 2004

Everything old becomes new again. There is no doubt about that. Sometimes it can be a regrettable thing and sometimes it’s much more pleasing. But sometimes, on rare occasions, something will come back into vogue that manages to transport the essence of what was wonderful about a time long gone, and bring it into [...]

As seen in the Moultrie News | July 28, 2004

“Light Bulb Moments” According to Jan Clouse, founder and president of Carolina Lanterns and Accessories, what homeowners were doing before she opened her business five years ago was the “equivalent of getting all dressed up in formal attire with their best jewelry and then slipping on loafers as they went out the door.” “It’s [...]

As seen in The Post and Courier | March 24, 2004

Some businesses are meant to be. When Charleston native Jan Clouse wanted to add the romance and charm of Charleston-style gas lights to her new lowcountry home, not one person in a half-dozen traditional lighting stores could help her. Clearly, this frustration meant one thing: A business opportunity. Within weeks, Clouse started Carolina Lanterns [...]

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