Last Style Me Sunday we focused on one of our favorite Southeastern city’s Southern Gothic styles. Now we’re turning our attention out west. Elements like warm copper, weathered wood, and hand woven textiles are going to make a big impact on fall styles. Now, before you deck your home out with vibrant decor from your favorite Taco-shack, remember: It’s good to start small and infuse a new infuse a new trend instead of overwhelming your space. Select fine quality pieces, that will make the transition from season to season. We’re veering away from the beach and embracing the summer heat with Arizona flair!Read More
Saavy business owners spend a good deal of time not only monitoring what goes on inside their doors but on what is happening right outside. After all, if you own a brick-and-mortar business and no one slows down to take notice of it, your cash registers will remain silent. Attractive landscaping, prominent signage, and salient lighting are all important factors in getting people through your front door.
Gooseneck sign lighting is a great way to highlight the many facets of your business exterior including signs, walkways, and landscaping features. These examples show the many ways gooseneck arms can be used and how important your choice of a gooseneck arm can be. Gooseneck arms come in a variety of sizes and shapes from straight arms to those with a slight angle to deep curvatures that take a light up and out and back down again. A custom gooseneck arm may be in order if you have a particular obstruction to work around, a poorly placed junction box, or an unusual sign to illuminate.
Our Angle Shade Gooseneck Lighting comes in four shade sizes, more than 40 finish colors, and more than three dozen gooseneck arm sizes to choose from. Be sure to check out the drawings on our gooseneck arm page which show the exact measurements of each arm. If you can’t find the appropriate size and shape of gooseneck arm on our website, please call one of our helpful sales associates and they’ll be happy to discuss a custom made gooseneck arm to fit your special needs.
If you have smaller project that needs lighting, be sure to check out our Mini Angle Shade — a 6″ wide shade perfect for highlighting a restaurant menu, hostess stand, or artwork. Featuring more than 30 finish colors and 17 mini gooseneck arms to choose from, this mini shade packs a punch in any space. You can count on our American made Angle Shades to give you years of satisfaction and service!Read More
Bigger is not always better as recently proven by the lighting fixtures seen on the outside of this gym and massage therapy facility. Instead of installing big, glaring neon lights for the exterior of their business, these savvy owners chose miniature gooseneck lights to add a hint of style and character to an otherwise bland and boring building.
These cute little barn lights with their hammered shades remind us of the larger, classic RLM warehouse shade designs that came into vogue back in the 1930s when barn lighting was a popular style not only on farms but in warehouses and factories too. And while these mini lights are doing a fine job dressing up the building and brightening up the landscaping below, they would also work well by a front door, on the patio, or by the garden shed.
These lights are similar to Barn Light Electric’s Mini Colby Shade, part of our collection of Miniature Barn Lighting. The Mini Colby has a sleek, contemporary design defined by its flared shade and distinctive arm details. Available in three dozen finish colors and a variety of miniature gooseneck arm sizes, the Colby can take on any number of looks and would work well in homes ranging from ranch style to coastal cottages to urban lofts.
Miniature barn lights also work well indoors especially in tight spaces like closets, bathrooms, small dining areas, reading nooks, or as an accent for artwork. Our mini warehouse shades are made with the same meticulous American craftsmanship and quality materials as our larger goosenecks, warehouse shades, and porcelain fixtures. And if you’re looking to create a familial feel to your lighting scheme, be sure to check out the miniature pendants that coordinate with the goosenecks. Like the Mini Colby Shade, the Mini Colby Pendant combines both modern and rustic elements with the same distinctive shade and arm features.
One of the reasons gooseneck lighting has been around for so many years is because of its classic American style and the flexibility it offers someone trying to solve a lighting dilemma. Let’s face it, unless you’re starting from scratch and can position the junction box and wiring exactly where you need it, the times when you have the perfect space for a light are few and far between. Gooseneck arms allow you to place your new light in the best position within your space with ease. If your wall space is hindered by an overhang, a gooseneck arm can take your shade out, and then up, to position your light higher than its placement on the wall. Need more light on your business sign? An angle shade can project out and around for the perfect slant on signs, landscaping, or awnings.
Take this music store for example. They’ve utilized a warehouse shade on a gooseneck arm to highlight the awning near the entrance to their store while a handsome angle shade on a nicely curved gooseneck has just the right bend to illuminate their sign. And who says goosenecks are simply functional? Some can be downright decorative!
Here at Barn Light Electric, we pride ourselves on the outstanding quality and craftsmanship that goes into every single one of our gooseneck lights. From the CADD technicians in our research and development department to the craftsmen who spin your shade to exact specifications, our lights are manufactured to the highest quality standards. With dozens of designs to choose from — warehouse shades, vintage barn lights, mini barn lights, and even camouflage barn lighting found exclusively on our website — you’re sure to find just the right gooseneck fixture for your space. Then start customizing your light with dozens of finish colors, gooseneck arms, wire cages, guards, and glass options. Your American made classic will soon be on the way ready to hang!
Ever since the Cherokee Indians settled in Black Mountain, North Carolina more than 10,000 years ago, folks have been journeying to this quaint town nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina seeking rejuvenation in the fresh mountain air. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Swannanoa Valley, thousands of tourists enjoy hiking, golfing, and the variety of festivals that are held here each year.
Opportunities for exercise are plentiful and the Black Mountain Yoga Center is one place that offers the benefits of strength, flexibility, and balance to one and all. Located in the heart of downtown, visitors to the Yoga Center are welcomed by this group of beautiful emblem shades lighting up the exterior sign. These fixtures are very similar to Barn Light Electric’s Mini Emblem Shade, part of our collection of Mini Gooseneck Barn Lights.
The mini shades are ideal for small or tight spaces and mirror the style of our larger RLM barn lights. With almost every shade measuring about six inches, these lights are perfect for accenting artwork, highlighting a menu display, or as an alternative to traditional bathroom lighting. Used in groupings such as this, the lights add a stylish touch to exterior signage during the day and plenty of illumination after dark. Even in the peak of the building, this example of sign lighting throws a bright beam of light onto the business name.
The mini emblem shade features the stacked neck design of our larger Emblem Shade and reflects designs from the Art Deco movement of the mid 20th century. Dozens of finish colors are available for the mini shade including classic colors like this hunter green, black, or metallic shades. More vibrant tones are available, such as yellow and red, if you want your fixture to have a modern flair. Choose from multiple mini gooseneck arms to create your very own directional sign lighting piece.
When you think of using angle shade gooseneck lights, an exterior application often comes to mind. These are wonderful fixtures for lighting up the outside of homes, commercial building fronts, over awnings, or for signage. But this clever homeowner brings a mini version of the gooseneck shade indoors where it adds an unusually delicate touch to this rustic bathroom.
Using an old window frame minus the glass, two mirrors are inserted into the center squares for use over the sink. The miniature lights, very similar to Barn Light Electric’s Mini Emblem Shade, are angled to throw a bit of light where its needed and add the perfect vintage touch to this bucolic space.
Our Mini Warehouse Shades are smaller versions of our most popular RLM Barn Lights. With most shades measuring just six inches wide, this series of small RLM lights are perfect to showcase artwork, accent small dining areas, or provide an alternative to traditional bathroom or bedside lighting.
Our Mini Emblem Shade features a stacked shade design just like its larger cousin the Emblem Shade, reflecting the Art Deco designs of the early to mid 20th century. The smooth, curved shape, compact size, and low profile are very indicative of this era that emphasized a rounded form and function. The bulb for the Mini Emblem Shade sits high in the upper dome where light is collected and reflected from the white interior.
A variety of options are available for the mini gooseneck arm with different size projections from the wall as well as decorative touches on the arm itself. Built to last by American craftsmen, these fixtures will provide you with years of style and service.
Top photo courtesy of Bron: Southside HouseRead More