A carriage house attached to a new home in Galveston, Texas, has turned into a sanctuary for today’s Featured Customer. The carriage house has a living room, kitchenette, and bathroom plus a 15 x 15-foot space upstairs that has been transformed into a workshop. Recently retired, this gentleman is delving into his past interest in vintage radios, ham radio operation, electronics, and natural history. He turned to the vintage experts at Barn Light Electric when it came to lighting his new space.
“My primary requirement was for good lighting for the work benches and the drafting table,” he says. “A vintage look was equally important to me... Read More
In last Friday’s blog post, we showcased a gorgeous kitchen remodel completed by Nar Bustamante of Nar Fine Carpentry in California. Nar selected three of our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendants to serve as a focal point and offer a splash of color in the space. These Cobalt Blue fixtures feature energy-saving LEDs that will save the homeowner on energy bills and maintenance costs for years to come.
In our chat with Nar, he noted that he has used nothing but LED lighting for the past five years. With the price of LEDs continuing to be competitive, especially in light of the financial and environmental benefits, more and more home owners and... Read More
The love for vintage-inspired barn lighting is not confined to our manufacturing facility in Florida or even to the shores of the United States. Our ceiling pendants hang in Hong Kong restaurants. Our hand-crafted wall sconces adorn apartments in Brazil and our multi-light chandeliers bring style to dining room tables in Canada.
The Barn Light Electric family has branched out too — all the way Down Under where Barn Light Australia manufactures and assembles vintage and barn style lighting for customers in Australia and New Zealand. Their excellent craftsmanship caught the eye of Sibella Court, interior stylist and product designer with The Society, Inc. who... Read More
When you envision your attic, do you see cobwebs and lofty piles of insulation? Bare light bulbs hanging from the ceiling? Boxes filled with forgotten treasures?
An attic in Indianapolis dispels all of those images thanks to the talented hand of Kelley Ross who describes herself as more of an artist than a designer. She was hired to turn the unused attic space into something warm, cozy, and inviting for the homeowners.
“This was an unfinished attic and all new construction by Randy Walker Construction,” Kelley says. “The clients wanted an old warehouse/factory/industrial feel. Something that looked aged and worn.”
The clients wanted a bar,... Read More
It’s the little things in life that matter. A spontaneous hug from a toddler. Three green lights in a row. An unexpected letter in the mail from an old friend. (People still do that, right?!)
Sometimes in our growing list of products we offer here at Barn Light Electric, the little things get lost in the shuffle. And one of our newest little things can have a big impact on your gooseneck light, ceiling pendant, or sign lighting.
The Swivel Knuckle allows your fixture to have a greater range of motion and joins the mounting to the shade. This gives you the ability to adjust the angle of the shade, maneuvering and manipulating it exactly where you need the... Read More
We love looking through our old lighting catalogs here and often marvel at how things have changed in the lighting industry in the last 100 years. In the early 1900s, workers in factories, warehouses, and production plants often struggled with inadequate lighting offered by the bare bulb pendants of the day. The work was hard, slow, and often dangerous, simply because of the working environment.
Companies such as Benjamin, Goodrich, Crouse-Hinds, and Appleton stepped up and began designing a new style of industrial lighting for these spaces — crafting wide, shallow bowl RLM shades spun from steel then coated with porcelain enamel glass. The companies touted... Read More