Call me nostalgic, but I miss the days when the biggest decision you faced in the light bulb aisle was whether to buy 60 or 100 watts. Have you looked at light bulbs lately? There are literally hundreds to choose from with differences not only in wattage but in color, brightness, life expectancy, efficiency, and, of course, cost.
You can find plenty of information online about what all of these differences mean, but the one thing experts agree on is that LED lighting is, by far, the most efficient and longest-lasting option on the market.Read More
When we revived the art of creating porcelain enamel lighting just a few years back, it was the first time in more than 50 years that porcelain enamel lights were once again being crafted in America. And while we often talk about the brilliant, high-gloss finish that the steel shades have when they roll out of our porcelain enamel oven, we don’t focus as much on the interior of the shade which is most often coated in bright white.Read More
When it came to designing and building his new home, our Featured Customer Charlie turned to the quintessential Vermont barn for inspiration.
“The design was based off a classic barn structure,” says Charlie. “Simple lines, but bold.” When he began his search for exterior lighting, he asked a friend, a timber framer in Massachusetts, for suggestions.
“When I described what I was looking for, he recommended Barn Light Electric without missing a beat.” Charlie chose four of our 16″ Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Lights in a Black finish for the exterior of his new home. He chose a G2 gooseneck arm to provide plenty of height and projection, and he finished the arm in the same Black finish as the shade. Charlie customized the fixtures with cast guards and frosted glass.Read More
If you’re in the market for commercial lighting, you’ve probably already done your research and know that it’s time to invest in LED lighting. You also probably know that most LED light fixtures can be, well, plain, unimaginative, and, dare we say, ugly? We are happy to tell you that, at long last, you can have quality and stylish vintage and barn style lighting with the latest in LED technology for the ultimate light fixture! You can indeed have it all – quality, American made lights plus the high efficiency, environmentally friendly aspects of LED bulbs.
If you’re new to LED technology, you may ask why LEDs are so desirable especially for commercial lighting plans? To start off with, most of the energy emitted from incandescent bulbs is converted to heat instead of light. Since LED lights are about 85 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs, they consume significantly less energy and don’t emit as much heat. LED lighting does not contain hazardous materials such as mercury either. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that widespread adoption of LED lighting by both individual consumers and businesses by 2025 would reduce electricity demands from lighting by 62 percent and eliminate 258 million metric tons of carbon emissions. Consider that your gift to the planet for Earth Day!
And just because our line of LED lights is environmentally friendly and energy-efficient doesn’t mean they’re short on style. The Barn Lighting LED Collection features your favorite gooseneck shades including the Wesco LED Gooseneck Light featuring its beautiful deep bowl and our trademark fixture The Original™ Warehouse LED Gooseneck Light. And our signature Porcelain Enamel Lighting is also available with LEDs.
All of these fixtures can be customized with dozens of options including shade styles, a rainbow of finish colors, a variety of gooseneck arm sizes, wire guards, and cast guard and glass. The LED options include your choice of lumens and either a domed or flat lens. LEDs are fast becoming the light bulb of choice for commercial lighting venues, and you’ll start saving money, through reduced energy consumption and lower maintenance costs, the minute you flip the switch!Read More
What’s inside your business walls may seem more important than what’s outside, but the exterior lighting on your commercial building is often the first thing your customers see. Your exterior style sets the tone for your business and can either turn people off or draw them through the door. For Carrie, a Featured Customer in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, a great deal of time went into choosing the exterior lighting for her new business — the Stockbox Grocery.Read More