Sometimes a garage just isn’t big enough for all the stuff of life. From gardening tools to bikes to various holiday decorations, the items that can’t stay stashed in the living room need to find a home somewhere. In an effort to actually park the car in the garage, some homeowners opt to build a shed. These outbuildings run the gamut from simple to stunning, but classic gooseneck lighting is a must have!
Susan, an avid gardener in Arkansas, already had a shed in her back yard but it was in dire need of remodeling. New siding, paint, and trellises on either side of the structure gave the shed new life and an American made Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light was the crowning touch.
“I have a country garden/farm theme in my backyard and the gooseneck barn light enhances that theme,” Susan says. “One of the best things about the light is that I was able to match it to the hardware on the door with both color and finish.” Susan’s new light features a 12″ shade and is mounted with a G15 gooseneck arm in a matching Textured Black finish.
Over near Atlanta, Amanda backed into her garage putting her renovation efforts into high gear. Amanda chose the All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light Wall Mount in a Black finish. This fixture is part of our line of Discount Barn Lighting which offers both high quality lighting and affordable prices.
“I chose this barn light because it was a little cheaper than some of the similar choices, but still had a custom look,” Amanda says. “I wanted to enhance the traditional look of my house, reflect my family’s style, and not look like every other house on the block.”
For an even bolder look, don’t miss our classic Goodrich™ Porcelain Enamel Gooseneck Lighting collection which features a shiny, tough-as-nails finish that is simple to clean and will never fade or corrode!
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With the holidays behind us, it’s time to stare directly into the face of winter. While we here in Florida have to put up with temperatures plummenting into the 50s on occasion, much of the country and our neighbors to the north have much harsher climates to endure. One of our recent Featured Customers needed a gooseneck light for his new workshop, and it had to be a fixture that could stand up to the blustery winter conditions in Alberta, Canada.
“It’s for a new building in my back yard, a 12 x 20 sided in cedar, that I use as a woodworking shop,” John explains. John chose our All Weather Gooseneck Warehouse Shade in a Black finish that contrasts quite nicely against both the cedar and the snow. This gooseneck light is part of our collection of Discount Barn Lighting, a great place to look if you’re working within a budget. These fixtures are American made and crafted with the same quality materials and craftsmanship as our regular line of fixtures, but we save you money by offering slightly fewer options.
This All Weather Gooseneck Warehouse Shade comes in three shade sizes and five traditional finish colors including the festive Barn Red. Choose from two gooseneck arm sizes and consider adding a wire guard to protect your bulb from flying snowballs. If you’re the DIY type you’ll appreciate John’s handyman skills. When he received his gooseneck light, John thought it might be a bit too large for the space so he used a pipe cutter to make a slight modification in the gooseneck arm.
“The difficulty of the modification was a one out of ten. Super easy!” he says. John chose the RLM-inspired warehouse shade to make his new workshop look unique.
“I like the retro style and the simplicity of the light,” he adds. “I love the product and the customer service from your company, and I will be showing the light off to every visitor!”
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While other potential buyers didn’t even slow down when passing this house on Hazard Avenue in Rhode Island, Carrie and Chris knew immediately this was a place they could make their own.
“We purposely bought the worst house in the neighborhood with the intention of starting over from scratch,” Carrie says. “The house is more than 125 years old and we’ve been conscious of its history when making our design decisions.” One of the first things visitors see is the detached garage which also needed a facelift. New paint and a new light were in order, and Carrie chose our All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light from the Discount Barn Lighting collection.
“We considered a lot of exterior lighting options, but nothing felt right for the garage,” Carrie explains. ”When we came across Barn Light Electric, we knew a barn light would be the perfect choice.” The local preservation society records indicate that the garage was originally a wood shop, so Carrie felt the vintage, industrial vibe of a barn light was fitting.
“We have used a lot of antiques and classic materials in our decorating, but we’ve also tried to give everything an updated twist,” Carrie says. “The barn light is not too fancy, not too utilitarian. It’s just right.” The All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light is American made by our own craftsmen right here in Florida and features a wide 15″ shade and five traditional finish options. It’s wet rating makes it perfect for outdoor applications but we’ve had plenty of customers use them indoors as well.
“I love the way the light shines from it at night,” Carrie adds. “The shade casts an angle on the light and creates a shadow that is just as interesting as the fixture itself.” You can read about the improvements being made on Hazard Avenue and follow the family’s renovation progress on their Hazardous Design blog.
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Even if you’re lucky enough to own a vacation home where you can spirit the family away, you still face the daily task of preparing meals and feeding everyone. But who wouldn’t love walking into this gorgeous space to make breakfast? This kitchen and dining area are part of a LEED Gold certified home in a coastal New England community. At a modest 1,200 square feet, this home packs a lot of energy performance in a compact package. The home is built to Passive House standards and consumes only one-tenth of the energy for heating compared to a similar new home built only to code requirements.
Architects with Boston-based ZeroEnergy Design utilized every square inch of space in this home to maximize flexibility. The handy kitchen island is on casters so it can be moved out of the way when large groups drop in. The white walls and polished concrete floor reflect the natural light streaming in from wide windows. And while we usually find pendant lighting over dining room tables, the rugged trestle table in this space cozies up to a nook that bumps out on the southern side of the home. The layout offers the perfect spot for a Barn Light Electric All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light in a shiny Galvanized finish.
The All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light is an excellent choice for those wanting to save both time and money. As part of our collection of Discount Barn Lighting, this American made fixture features the same quality materials and craftsmanship that is associated with all of our Barn Light Electric products. This classic light is offered in a 15″ shade with five traditional finish colors to choose from and will quick ship in five business days or less. It is rated for wet locations so it would be a great choice for exterior applications as well such as on the garage, porch, or by the front door.Read More
This sad little sconce with its slender gooseneck arm was once shiny and new but even under the protection of the front porch, it rusted away. The homeowner or builder was probably watching the budget closely by the time the exterior lighting came into play and the choice was made to scrimp on quality. Just because you’re on a tight budget or a tight timeframe doesn’t mean you have to rush out to the closest big-box store and buy a cheap light! The Barn Light Electric line of Discount Barn Lighting has many fixtures to choose from including the Barn Light Warehouse Sconce which looks very much like this rusted light — without the rust of course!
The Barn Light Warehouse Sconce is one of our most popular designs thanks to its universal appeal. It looks great in hallways and bathrooms but is perfect for outdoor applications as well thanks to its rating for wet locations. To reduce the costs of this classic light, you will notice a small reduction in options and features, but as always, we guarantee that our discount lighting has been made using high quality materials that allow for years of use.
Looking for a more traditional gooseneck fixture? Then check out the All Weather Gooseneck Warehouse Shade which comes in both 12″ and 14″ sizes and five time-honored finish colors. Six of our most popular gooseneck arm sizes are also available for this fixture which would make a handsome addition to the garage, workshop, or back deck. And don’t miss the selections in our Outdoor Farm Lights collection that includes the streamlined look of the Farm & Barn All Weather Warehouse Wall Mount Light. This rugged fixture would perform well in any outdoor location including commercial settings, but we’ve also seen it installed in bathrooms and over the kitchen sink. This style of discount lighting is even kept in stock, for those of you that need a wall mounted light in a pinch!Read More
Back in 2005, the city of New Orleans was flooded and tormented with the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. That didn’t stop the city from maintaining its undeniable and well known charm though. During a recent visit, had I never known about the devastation, I would have never guessed such a tragedy had occurred.
It may have been all of the old buildings in the French Quarter that survived, or due to the plethora of “new-old” products on the market now, but some of the details found around the city are one of a kind, and truly authentic. For example, the gooseneck warehouse shades lighting the alley way back to the House of Blues’ Voodoo Garden, Restaurant, and Gift Shop. You can tell that these RLM barn lights have been up there for awhile, and have undoubtedly seen many years of wear and tear. This vintage industrial style of lighting was a common scheme along the faces and alleys of the Crescent City.
In a day and age where it seems as if everything comes with a “Made in China” tag attached, quality is sometimes dismissed for a lesser price. Why should you have to sacrifice one for the other? Discount Barn Lights are offered by Barn Light Electric and remain made right here in the United States! You’ll find the same popular styles in trendy finishes and they all remain budget friendly. For example, check out the All Weather Gooseneck Warehouse Shade starting at a mere $129.00 each. If you wish to load it up with all the bells and whistles, such as a wire cage and the gooseneck arm, it still only adds up to $174.00. With prices like these, you can mirror this popular historic look by incorporating multiple RLM gooseneck warehouse lights on commercial storefronts, restaurants or coffee shops.Read More