Earth Day is less than two weeks away and already the celebrations, demonstrations, and speeches are being finalized to promote support for protecting the environment we all share. But what happens the other 364 days a year is even more critical to preserving our natural resources.
I was looking online to see what types of things we could do as a family to help good old Mother Earth and found dozens of suggestions. Simple things like using cloth grocery bags or making your own cleaning supplies from natural ingredients are easy choices.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.
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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The log cabin style is appealing to many thanks to its use of rustic materials, casual styling, and abundance of wood that lends a warmth to any space. This lovely front porch not only has an inviting appeal with its rich wood tones and clapboard siding, but the use of metals adds a definite industrial vibe to the structure. We are loving the addition of the classic gooseneck barn light over the doorway which speaks volumes to the vernacular of a log cabin.
This fixture looks very much like our Starfire Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light which sports a classic design from the 1930s when shades just like this one were often spotted at roadside gas stations. The rippled edge on this fixture adds a twist to the standard warehouse shade and the shallow bowl spreads plenty of downward light making it a great choice for front porches and doorways such as this as well as for garages and workshops.
The Starfire Gooseneck Light is hand spun by our own craftsmen right here in America and comes in three popular shade sizes. You can choose from a dozen beautiful powdercoat finish colors or, if you like our porcelain palette, pick one of our paint-to-match porcelain options such as Jadite or Cobalt Blue. More than two dozen gooseneck arm styles are available so you can get just the right projection for your fixture. Add some vintage flair to your gooseneck light with a cast guard and glass which can also be customized.
If you’re a commercial builder interested in LEED certifications, don’t miss the Starfire Radial Wave Reflector LED Gooseneck utilizing the very latest in LED technology from Cree, the nation’s leading innovator in LED lighting. This American made fixture comes with all of the customizing options as the standard Starfire and also includes lens and lumens options. Energy efficient and environmentally friendly!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