Schoolhouse lighting was a staple in public buildings in the mid 20th century when bare light bulbs on cords were first covered by opaque glass shades. At the new Cooperstown Distillery, located in historic Cooperstown, New York, the owners remodeled an old warehouse and chose schoolhouse lights to give the space a distinctive mid century look.
“The building has served as a warehouse for carriage building, a Rotary meeting house, and most recently a grain storage building,” says Gene Marra, owner and distiller. “It took six months to prepare the space but the actual distillery business was five years in the making.”Read More
Is it getting more spring-like in your neck of the woods? It certainly is here although some parts of the country are still seeing white stuff flying around. And that’s not pollen! Seriously, winter be gone already!
One thing I love about spring is the reemergence of color, especially outside my window. Bright yellow daffodils and lime green buds on the trees all signal the start of something new. It’s a great time to reconsider the color inside your house as well. The experts all have an opinion on the hot new colors each year, so we’ve been poking around to see what trends are out there and how you can consider these when choosing your lighting.Read More
It’s tempting when you buy a house to dash in, put your personal stamp on it, and fill every square inch. When Kerry and her husband Travis moved into their new home on the coast of Maine, they decided to spend some time thinking instead about what they wanted the unfinished space above their garage to be. Kerry is the author of a blog called Kid Giddy while Travis is a graphic designer. Their thoughtful process and creative spirits led them to envision a creative studio.Read More
In today’s competitive marketplace, businesses must pull out every weapon in the arsenal to put their best face forward to the consuming public. Lighting is a big component of any business whether you’re selling widgets or seating patrons for an elegant dinner. While business owners have an abundance of choices when it comes to commercial lighting, the lights must satisfy the needs of high efficiency, ease of maintenance, functionality, and of course styling that complements the company image.
Gooseneck lighting is a great choice for commercial businesses because it can fill many needs without sacrificing style. It has an industrial, utilitarian look that can adapt to many different venues. This storefront in a North Carolina mall chose black angle shades to highlight their rugged signage.
These shades are similar to our Emblem Sign Light which comes in four shade sizes and a rainbow of durable powder coat finish colors. This American made fixture is wet rated so it’s suitable for both indoors or out and can be customized with one of more than two dozen gooseneck arms for the perfect angle. Need something with a little more industrial edge? Check out how this California company created a soothing environment with color but added a modern industrial twist with some galvanized gooseneck warehouse shades.
The designers chose a natural palette of greens, blues, and tans for the space and balanced the look with the galvanized finish on these Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Lights from Barn Light Electric. The shiny metallic look of these lights offers a change of pace from the ordinary fluorescent lights typically found in office settings.
Got a big building? Then you need big lights! And our Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light has been supersized to 24″ and 28″ to provide plenty of downward directed light onto sidewalks, doorways, and signage. These American made warehouse shades work overtime to draw attention to your building and provide security after dark. Customize with finish color, gooseneck arm, and other options that will not only give you loads of style but peace of mind too!
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The gooseneck barn light has been a staple of the American lighting industry since it first started appearing on farms and at roadside gas stations back in the early 30s. The wide span of downward directed light was perfect for lighting up barn doors and horse stalls as well as the old fashioned gas pump that was operated by the owner, not the consumer.
Today, the gooseneck is even more versatile thanks to an array of customizing options that can be found including a myriad of finishes and colors, add-ons like cast guard and glass, and a seemingly endless selection of gooseneck arms that can place a light exactly where you need it.
Today, gooseneck lights can be found in a variety of home styles and commercial businesses where they still serve as a utilitarian fixture. This business makes sure no one misses their logo by placing it directly under the glow of three rugged gooseneck lights. By customizing these RLM-inspired warehouse shades with their own shade of red, the fixtures become an integral part of the overall design and branding of this company.
Homeowners also turn to gooseneck lighting to dress up the exteriors of their facades such as front porches, garages, and workshops. This homeowner chose a 16″ Goodrich™ Sky Chief Porcelain Gooseneck Light in a Black finish to complement the pastel colors and white trim of this Key West, Florida home.
Interior applications of goosenecks are also popular and you’ll find small to medium sized gooseneck lights popping up in laundry room, kitchens, and bathrooms like this one. What better light for a bath with a galvanized wall than a 14″ Outback Gooseneck Light in a Galvanized finish complete with a red guard and glass? This is no big-box store light!
And of course, there’s no better choice for a barn than a classic, American made gooseneck light! These Ashland Gooseneck Lights have been updated with a Royal Blue finish and will serve this horse owner for years with plenty of style and old-fashioned charm!Read More
When you consider the classic gooseneck light, it’s hard to imagine how you can improve upon it. The RLM inspired warehouse shade casts a wide span of downward directed light and the arched gooseneck arm, available in an almost endless array of sizes and shapes, takes your shade to the right height and projection placing the light exactly where you need it. How could this light be any better? How about finishing off that classic light with a copper finish? We now offer four of our best selling gooseneck shades in a gorgeous, hand spun copper finish!
Copper has been used in architecture, construction, and interior design for thousands of years. From medieval architecture to modern day government buildings, copper is desirable for a variety of reasons, the most notable of which is the rich patina that forms to protect the underlying copper. This beautiful metal is durable in most any environment and requires very little maintenance. And on a green note, copper is sustainable and is virtually 100 percent recyclable.
The Barn Light collection of Copper Gooseneck lighting includes the shallow bowl Maritime Copper Gooseneck Light which comes in three shade sizes and a variety of customizing options including 17 different gooseneck arms. This handsome light lends a modern vibe to any residential or commercial setting, indoors or out.
For a bit deeper bowl, consider the Drake Copper Gooseneck Light, a mid-sized shade that will lend an elegant air to commercial settings such as restaurants, museums, and retail establishments. Hand spun from raw copper, this light adds instant style to any space and will age gracefully over time to a rich patina.
And you can’t go wrong with The Original™, our best selling warehouse shade of all! This American made beauty takes the classic gooseneck light to new heights with its shiny copper finish that will age beautifully with little to no maintenance. Add this fixture to your front porch or garage to welcome visitors with timeless style!Read More