The zoo is one place you never outgrow. No matter if you’re three or 83, there’s a special joy that comes from watching wild creatures in their natural habitats doing what they do. And here in Brevard County, Florida, we are blessed with a wonderful community zoo that enjoys support from many including Barn Light Electric.
Rated by Trip Advisor as the eighth highest consumer-rated zoo in the country, the Brevard Zoo entertains more than 400,000 visitors each year. In celebration of their 20th birthday, the zoo recently opened their newest exhibit — Meerkat Hamlet.
The meerkat exhibit gives visitors an up close look at these precocious and highly social mammals and Barn Light Electric was proud to support this exhibit with some new barn lighting to help guide visitors along their way.
“The theme of this area of the zoo is Expedition Africa and the new lighting follows the rustic look of your African journey,” says Deputy Director Jon Brangan. “Our goal was to select fixtures that best fit the look and feel of the new meerkat exhibit while also connecting the rest of the Expedition Africa area of the zoo. Each fixture and finish were chosen to complement the surrounding features and landscape.”
Jon worked with local landscape architect, Susan Hall, to select the barn lights for each area. On this walkway, the Universal Gooseneck Light was chosen for its classic shape and rustic, mid-century look. These American made gooseneck barn lights were customized wtih a 10″ shade, Bronze finish, and a cast guard with clear crackle glass. The shades are mounted to a G1 straight gooseneck arm.
In this space, the Universal Gooseneck Lights are a bit bigger with a 16″ shade and sport a Galvanized finish with guard and clear crackle glass. Since Brevard County does get severe weather on occasion — we’re famous for afternoon thunderstorms in the summer — these larger gooseneck lights are installed with a G36 Adjustable 2-Arm Heavy Duty Gooseneck Arm.
The zoo hosts nighttime events and this new lighting, with its wide spread of downward focused light, will help improve safety when visitors wander the paths after dark.
For this animal viewing area, the Blue Collar Stem Mount Pendant provides plenty of light and even more style with its industrial style cage and guard design. This sturdy stem mount pendant features a 14″ shade in a Galvanized finish, clear crackle glass, and a six-inch stem. American made from commercial grade materials, this ceiling pendant is wet rated for both indoor and outdoor locations.
“We have really enjoyed working with Barn Light Electric and the quality of the fixtures is outstanding,” Jon says. “The best part is just how good they look and seeing the finishes come together. It’s so nice to have high quality lighting in an area that has never had lighting before.”
School is out, time to shop! If you’re a business owner, it’s time to consider your store or restaurant’s presentation. Will your shop window draw a crowd, or do guests simply walk on by?
This Style Me Sunday we’re offering some tips that will add curb appeal that is sure to attract consumers. From spot lighting to product display, we want to help you spruce up that space to create an eye-catching window showcase!
Just outside the bustling LBJ Freeway north of Dallas lies a quiet oasis that transports you back to a simpler time. The Farmers Branch Historical Park celebrates the late 19th and early 20th centuries with restored homes, a schoolhouse, log cabins, a museum, and train depot nestled on 27 acres studded with beautiful gardens. The latest addition to the park is the General Store which allows for interpretation of local history with period music, clothing, and food on display for an interactive experience. General stores served as the commercial hub of small towns, and this facility recreates the historical detailing right down to the gooseneck barn lighting on the front porch.Read More
There’s something about this photo that makes me want to drive really fast and throw banana peels and spiny shells! This attraction has attracted some real characters who look primed and ready to take on the race track. Once we got past the characters, however, we couldn’t help but notice the gleaming barn lights. Casting light onto Mario and his friends is a pendant much like our classic Original Warehouse Pendant in a Galvanized finish. This fixture is a great choice for attraction lighting as it’s crafted from commercial grade steel and assembled with top quality components. It will stand up to years of use in a high traffic area such as this.
The Original Warehouse Pendant is a very flexible light that can be customized in dozens of ways. The Galvanized finish is a great choice for an industrial look but there are other beautiful colors to choose from including Barn Red and Royal Blue. This fixture is cord hung with either a standard black or white cord or add the colored cotton twist cord for a more vintage feel. A wire cage, such as the one in this photo, will also add vintage appeal as would the cast guard and glass option. This also adds extra protection for the bulb in case one of those spiny shells comes too close!
The attraction designers created a familial look with their commercial lighting scheme by using Angle Shade Gooseneck Lighting to highlight items on the wall. Also in a Galvanized finish, the Angle Shades are perfect for extending outward and casting a direct light onto walls, signage, or other features of your business. Available in four shade sizes, these lights are rated for wet locations so they’re perfect for inside or out. And there are dozens of gooseneck arms to choose from so you can find the perfect size and shape to direct your light where it’s needed.Read More