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.
Q: Why did you choose to use barn lights for plant?
A: I thought barn lights fit the building and the space. They are stylish and modern but not overly formal. In addition to the exterior goosenecks that I used on the sign, I used smaller gooseneck barn lights in the bathrooms. Along with antique mirrors purchased from local shops, the lights add style to the bathrooms, and the dark green finish adds a punch of color. It was a good combination of style with the architecture.
Q: Why did you purchase your lights from Barn Light Electric?
A: Barn Light Electric offers so many options in sizes, shapes, and finishes which is ideal for designers. For example, on the exterior, it would have been complicated to move the junction box on the brick wall so I chose the appropriate size light to fit the space and the wiring. Having a variety of sizing options was very helpful. Also, buying from Europe is more complicated with the extra shipping costs and rewiring that must be done. Barn Light Electric is budget friendly too. I’m always asked by people who visit plant where the lighting came from.
Photos Courtesy of Sasha Lanka DesignRead 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!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.Read More
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Today more than ever, there is a push across the globe to become “Green.” I know, I know, we can all do our part to Recycle, carpool to work, or bring reusable shopping bags to stores, however, have you considered growing a garden? What’s that? You live among high rise buildings in a major U.S. city? That’s not a problem today – thousands are jumping at the chance to get their hands a little dirty, and make a difference in the way they live, and eat.Read More
Here at Barn Light Electric we often get frequently asked questions, one of these questions pertains to our pendant light fixtures and the canopy option. We had touched on this topic in a previous blog post that detailed our Stem Mounting Pendant Light Fixtures, and the variety of choices offered when ordering your light. To determine the canopy that will be required for your pendant, you will need to figure out what type of ceiling you have. If you are mounting your pendant on a flat ceiling then you will require a stem mount canopy that will mount over a standard electrical box. This mount will connect to the stem and allow it to hang in place without moving. The other option available with a stem is the stem hang straight canopy. This canopy connects the stem to a standard electrical box on a ceiling with a slope or angle, allowing the light to hang straight. You can find the answers to many of your questions by visiting our Customer FAQ’s section on our website.Read More