I admit that I may be biased, but I strongly believe the sales team here at Barn Light Electric is unrivaled. In a time when internet-based companies can be faceless and often unresponsive, the team at Barn Light Electric takes each phone call and personal visit in the showroom to heart.
They know lighting inside and out and are happy to give advice on what fixtures work well in different spaces and offer solutions for difficult lighting situations. You know, like that tiny laundry room with the low ceiling? Yep, they’ve got lights for that!
Customers often have questions and the sales team is top notch at explaining the sometimes-confusing lighting terminology.... Read More
When Tom and Susan replaced their wooden decking and added a porch on their Palm Coast, Florida home, they knew the fading exterior light fixtures would also have to go.
“The plastic fixtures were getting really old looking and the plastic was eroded from the combination of wind, sun, salt, and age,” Tom explains. “They were about eight years old and whatever we put up had to be beach-friendly because we don’t want to replace fixtures year after year.” The couple’s home is just south of St. Augustine, Florida, and is subject to the wear and tear that accompanies our famous Florida sunshine. Susan spotted an ad for Barn Light Electric... Read More
Our Featured Customer today describes himself as “a big collector and restorer” of vintage lighting so we were thrilled when he shared his latest find with us. Bob, from California, loves making old fixtures like new again so when he discovered an old porcelain warehouse shade at antique fair a few months ago, he snapped it up for a cool $30.
“I only cleaned it up and touched up a couple of dings in the porcelain,” Bob says, “then I gave it a good coat of car wax.” With the shade back to its original shiny self, Bob planned to install it on his patio. But he soon discovered a problem.
“The original junction box was mounted fairly low on the outside... Read More
How does an interior designer use barn lighting to transform a smoothie shop into a trendy, yet casually inviting vegetarian restaurant? Sasha Lanka of Sasha Lanka Design, who recently took the reins of this remodel project in Asheville, North Carolina, tells us how.
Q: What was your design direction for plant?
A: This was an extensive remodel. The building needed a lot of work, but it’s in a great location. I wanted to do something a little New York-inspired but also casual and comfortable.
Q: How important was the lighting for this project?
A: One of my goals was for the lighting to be a key design feature of the project. Choosing great lighting can make such an... Read More
Along with the areas they’re placed in, creativity in lighting as reached its peak. Once you think you’ve seen everything, something new comes out of left field, and presents you with a new concept on industrial farmhouse design. There are a lot of the same ideas apparent in each area – off white cabinetry, board and batten walls, and the always popular galvanized warehouse shade as lighting. Well, this photo threw us for a loop, and a good one at that!
If you look closely, the window isn’t directly overlooking a flourishing green garden, it appears to open up into a sunroom. Areas like these are perfect to install pass through windows, eliminating back... Read More
In addition to last week’s post titled The Difference Between Wire Guards & Cast Guards, another common question we receive from our customers refers to our glass jelly jars.
“The light fixture I’m wishing to order has the option for a guard and glass. What is the difference between clear, frosted, and
ribbed glass jelly jars?”
With many of our barn lights, whether a gooseneck, pendant or wall sconce, you have the option to add accessories like wire guards, cast guards or glass jelly jars. Not only do these unique accessories add character and become focal points on each piece, but they also serve a purpose – as glass jelly jars... Read More