Angle shade lights have come a long way baby. With humble beginnings at roadside gas stations in the early 20th century, sign lights were simple fixtures that guided motorists off the dark roadway into the service area where men in white uniforms scurried to tend to your car’s every need. Hard to imagine, right?
Today, angle shade lights offer not only directional lighting to signs and parking lots in commercial spaces, but have become a go-to fixture for homeowners as well and can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and laundry rooms. Easy to customize to fit almost any space, angle shade lights can become an integral and fashionable piece of your home... Read More
Studies have shown that color plays a substantial role in corporate branding. When you think about a famous brand, the color of the logo is often the first thing that pops into your mind. Nobody knows this better than State Farm agent Steve Weeks and his wife Beverly who recently took on a gut remodel of their office in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The couple knew the company colors would play a prominent role in the design of the space.
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Barn Light Electric was born from a passion for vintage style lighting. Inspired not only by the designs of early 20th century lighting, our owners also appreciated the durability and craftsmanship they saw in pieces found in antique stores, at estate sales, and even when poking around old buildings. They have built their business recreating many of these time-honored styles while offering new materials, finish colors, and customizing options for a fresh twist on old favorites.
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Although my calendar says we’re still a few days away from the official start to summer, my travel schedule has been in full-swing summer mode. I have been on the road quite a bit these past few weeks and luckily my travels have taken me to some pretty cool coastal towns including Savannah, Annapolis, and now Tybee Island, Georgia.
One thing I’ve noticed in my wanderings is that lighting in a coastal environment takes a serious beating. Along with the salt air, the sun can be brutal, and these sign lights look like a gale-force wind blew down Main Street!
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Will you be among the millions flocking to amusement parks this summer to experience the latest thrilling rides? Our friends at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, have created a spectacular 4-D interactive ride called Voyage to the Iron Reef that opened to rave reviews in May.
“I rode it on opening day and it was awesome,” says Andy Romanski, outside salesman with American Electric who worked with the company on the exterior lighting for the new attraction. “The ride takes you on a journey to the bottom of the ocean where you battle sea creatures with a freeze ray.” Andy was on hand in May to celebrate the opening of the... Read More
One of the best parts about being a blogger for Barn Light Electric is that I hear about all sorts of great projects — new home builds, office overhauls, restaurant remodels, and renovation projects that take on a life of their own. Customers generously share their photos with us so that we, in turn, can share them with you to use as inspiration for your own projects!
Today we visit with Elizabeth who, along with her husband David, tackled the renovation of a 1949 bungalow in Ojai, California, a tiny rural town near Santa Barbara. They fell in love with the location and timeless charm of the cottage and set about modernizing yet protecting the roots of this... Read More