This week’s Style Me Sunday ushers in a little summer warmth to ease your chilly winter blues. And there’s no better light than our new Sydney shades to do this! Its nautical style is reminiscent of our favorite oceanic holidays—and is the perfect fixture for this eclectic space.
Whether located in your back porch or living room, outdoor furniture like this Wicker Lane White Chair adds lots of texture and detail. Fresh foliage is another element that brings the outdoors in and enlivens your senses.
Crisp and clean cobalt blue-and-white patterns often make cameo appearances in nautical spaces, but we’re adding a little twist with this Arbre Chinois fabric. We love the way this fabric coordinates with the chinoiserie planter from the Inspiration Image without clashing with the overall look.
Looking for a fun way to display your favorite findings? Try hanging them as wall ornamentation! We love this Octopus Print from Etsian littlebluebirdstudios. And don’t forget wall sconces — Captain Ahab would be envious of this Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture’s patina finish!
Fill your Canvas Baskets with Handles with shells, sea-glass, or other collectibles for a great conversational piece!
If you love the look of barn lighting but feel you can’t afford this classic look for your space, rest assured that you have many options at Barn Light Electric. You don’t have to buy cheap lights like the ones on this storefront that fall apart at the first sign of wear or bad weather! If you’re on a budget or a tight deadline, we have many affordable fixtures that are kept in stock so they’ll ship to you in just days. And even though they’re part of our Discount Barn Lighting collection, don’t assume these are cheaply made lights. We guarantee these lights have been made using high quality materials that still allow years of use.Read More
During an employee’s recent trip to Walt Disney World, Lauren (our graphic designer) discovered a gooseneck light like our Radial Wave Shade at an entrance to the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase.
With its matching brown finish and fluted shade, this gooseneck light is “muy bonita!” The Barn Light Radial Wave Goosneck Light starts at $174 and is a popular choice for sign lighting at stores and restaurants like we show today. You can even customize it with various finishes – Disney designers chose a Cappuccino style finish but our Red or Trans Yellow would have looked muy bien also, no?Read More
Just as you trust our blog to be a complete guide to dock lights, goosenecks and pendant lighting, boat owners turn to America’s oldest and timeliest yachting publication, Yachting Magazine. Readers like yourself, go to Yachting Magazine to find the latest news and expert advice on boating destinations and nautical products.
Spring marks the start of boating season in coastal towns across the country. On the Space Coast of Florida, we often get distracted from our daily commute by the picture perfect days on the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean. Now is the time of year when the temperature is just right for boaters to come out in full force. This weekend, one of the top 10 boat shows in the country comes to Florida. Attendees flock to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, which features more than $350 million worth of yachts from all over the world.Read More
With the right marine lighting, a boat ride on the river or a quiet night along the waterfront can become even more relaxing. Barn Light Electric offers a collection of affordable marine lighting that helps create a safe and welcoming environment for docks, boathouses and pools.
Like many of our discount barn lights, today’s featured imported nautical lighting combines classic and modern designs to give customers the ability to purchase their desired lighting at an affordable cost! Lights with these distinctive designs include the Indian River Marine Light (first photo), which features a frosted, opal glass shade, and the Mosquito Lagoon (second photo).
Named after a lagoon that stretches along the East coast of Florida, the Mosquito Lagoon has an inner stainless steel body and brushed stainless finish to add both durability and styles to each light. Both of these nautical lights are slim enough to mount on a ceiling or utilize as a wall sconce. Thanks to their grid like features and contemporary chrome and stainless finishes, these pieces can be utilized within waterfront settings or modern, urban homes.
The Captiva Pass Marine Light (shown on the right), is ideal for lighting pathways around your boat house, pool, or stairway down to the dock. It’s made with an aluminum frame around a linear prismatic glass diffuser that aims light downward onto walking surfaces.
If you’re searching for marine light with a traditional design, consider the Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture or the bargain hunter’s favorite, the Nautical Marine Bulkhead Light, which starts at $37.95. Both of these lights have an oval shape and grid-like appearance based on the first versions that were first used aboard ships in the early 1900â€²s. However, this style of lighting has made an appearance in recent months around residential homes. Their symmetrical grid has taken these lights from nautical to contemporary in no time. Mirroring our cast guards that can be added to many barn lights, the grids found on marine lighting add a somewhat industrial feel with their ability to guard the nearby shade and bulb. When available, select a galvanized, satin steel, or black finish.
To see how nautical lights are used in this fashion, read our blog post titled: Breathe New Life Into Your Mid-Century Cottage With Nautical Lighting.
For nearly a century, sailors and fisherman have become accustomed to the warm glow of light that has come from classic bulkhead fixtures on ships and harbor docks. Until now there has not been an alternative to these vintage styles, but rather redesigns of the same lights. Amazingly this revered design has not seen any significant changes, but recognizing the need for something more modern, our latest line of nautical lights provide an interesting solution to this maritime dilemma. The reasoning behind this is to offer a choice to our customers who may require an updated dock or deck light to match the overall appearance of their homes and docks.
One such light that steps away from traditional appearances is the Mosquito Lagoon Light, which uses a combination of classic and modern porthole designs to produce a clean updated nautical light. Identified by the round base and crossing center supports, the Mosquito Lagoon creates a visibly stunning low profile appearance that allows plenty of light to project outward. Another nautical light that shares these same attributes is the Indian River Marine Light, which is identified by the large circular opal glass and thin crossing accent pieces. This universal design allows for this light to be mounted as a flush mount ceiling light or even a slim wall sconce.
Breaking new ground in the area of marine lighting is the introduction of a square shapes as opposed to the traditional circular dock and deck lights that has dominated this particular market. Strides to create a nautical light that breaks with tradition to create wide ranging appeal has led to the conception of a more square shaped light fixture, the Intracoastal Marine Light. Besides having a low profile and recognizable shape, the Intracoastal light comes with an option between two finishes and features a frosted grid glass diffuser that protects 4 xenon bulbs from the elements. Following this unique updated styling with a modified exterior is the Captiva Pass Marine Light. The Captivaâ€™s aluminum body has a distinct downward facing enclosure, which allows a directional light to be cast toward the ground while maintaining its wall-mounted position. The positioning of the linear prismatic lens makes this fixture ideal for lighting paths or steps. Regardless of which modern style, each lights goal is consistent, providing a contemporary answer to the rustic appearances of the past.Read More