Sometimes a space just cries out for the perfect light. But when interior designer Kyle Baker surveyed the space being remodeled for Velo City Cycles in Holland, Michigan, he wanted more than just one perfect light. He found Barn Light Electric’s Sky Chief Porcelain Enamel Light — and bought 39 of them.
“I didn’t want the ceiling to be heavy, and the white enamel finish looks more light and airy,” Kyle says. “The pendants match the industrial aesthetic the client was looking for and they were on sale.” Kyle selected the 16″ shade which was part of our selection of discounted porcelain enamel lighting. These fixtures come with a standard black cord and white canopy.Read More
We love it when customers share photos of their lighting renovations with us, and when Becki Anderson of Liberty, Missouri, recently posted photos to our Facebook page, it was big news indeed! Becki’s home was featured on the cover of the Summer issue of VintageKC magazine! The feature showcased the six-month remodeling that Becki and husband Steve tackled when they bought the 115-year-old home.Read More
With the US economy still struggling six years after the recession took hold, more consumers than ever are focusing on American made products. From locally grown foods and craft beer to clothing and yes, even barn lighting, consumers are realizing that the American-made label translates not only to jobs but to an amazing range of quality products. There is even a growing movement, reported today by CNBC, among American manufacturers to create and export their products as part of a strategic growth plan.Read More
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!Read More
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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