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!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 in Coastal Living magazine and knew she’d found the look she wanted for their new outdoor living area.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.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.
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!Read More
“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 provide extra protection for the inner light bulb. The three most popular styles, we will discuss today: Clear, Rib, and Frost.
By choosing clear glass, you’re able to see the inner light bulb through the translucent glass. Some may prefer this look when choosing Nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulbs as it will show off the bulb’s unique design, while customers who wish to use energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs might want to opt for a more concealing glass choice to hide the odd shape and color of the bulb. Clear glass also allows the maximum amount of light to escape out to accent the interior or exterior of your home and business.
Frosted glass jelly jars have a ‘frost’ like coating placed on the interior of each jar. When the barn light is turned on, this thin coating softens the escaping light, ultimately allowing a relaxing glow to fan outward. This style is an ideal choice for those who wish to hide ugly inner light bulbs. Consider selecting the frosted glass option when placing stem mount or cord hung pendants above kitchen and dining room tables.
Lastly, is our rib glass option. While the outer jar remains smooth, the rib texture is found on the inside of the jelly jar – just like the frosted finish we discussed above. This style of glass still allows for a maximum amount of light to escape (more than the frosted), but the ribbed interior still aids in disguising the not so attractive bulb. Ribbed glass is an ideal choice to consider when placing on the front porch as it will give off a welcoming glow and still provide maximum light.
Don’t forget! For those who want to bring in additional color, all Barn Light ElectricRead More