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.
The Original™ remains one of our best selling gooseneck lights thanks to its rugged American made construction and for the variety of ways you can customize the fixture to suit almost any dècor and style. And while the gooseneck light was once found only on farms and at roadside gas stations, these classic lights are popping up everywhere from country homes to urban lofts and in commercial venues such as restaurants and retail stores. Dozens of shapes and sizes are available in our Gooseneck Lighting collection ranging from camouflage shades to brilliant raw copper shades.
Gooseneck lighting can be finished in a rainbow of powder coat finish colors or if you want a fixture that will last for generations, check out the Goodrich™ Porcelain Gooseneck Lighting collection. And for those looking for highly efficient and environmentally friendly lighting, you can now purchase LED Gooseneck Lights that combine the best of vintage styling with high efficiency LEDs.
“The gooseneck is the classic barn light and, like the rest of the structure, these lights are simple, but bold,” Charlie explains. “They fit the bill as exactly what we were looking for.”
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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.
“Our community had issues with the storefronts not having adequate lighting,” Carrie explains. “When we went to community meetings, the first thing they wanted to know about our business was what the exterior lighting would look like.” So Carrie spent hours on the internet looking for lights with the perfect balance of style and functionality.
“At Barn Light Electric, we were able to get porcelain gooseneck shades in our mint color which I couldn’t find anywhere,” she says. “I was a bit nervous about it, but it blends so well with our paint.” Carrie selected four 12″ Jadite Goodrich™ Dino Porcelain Gooseneck Lights for over the long, dark green awning. For underneath, Carrie went with the space-saving Maritime Yard Light in a Galvanized finish. On the sides of the building, two Goodrich™ Sky Chief Porcelain Gooseneck Lights also in Jadite keep the alleyway and adjacent signage well lit.
“We decided early on that we wanted warehouse style lights; they’re streamlined and provide good area lighting,” Carrie says. “And it’s a good multipurpose light that let us bring in a pop of color.” Carrie was pleased that she could get multiple styles of American-made gooseneck lights at one source with a variety of finish colors and options.
And now Barn Light Electric is offering an even more attractive alternative for commercial lighting — energy-efficient and environmentally friendly LED lighting in all your favorite gooseneck styles! The Gooseneck LED collection and the Goodrich™ Porcelain Gooseneck LED collection both offer stylish RLM warehouse shades on a variety of gooseneck arm styles. These lights are enhanced by the very best in LED lighting technology from Cree, the nation’s leading innovator in LED lighting. Using TrueWhite® technology, these LED lights offer the warm, bright light found in incandescent bulbs but with a much longer life and no hazardous mercury.
Photos courtesy of Paul Hagopian and Stockbox Grocery