You’ve come a long way baby. When schoolhouse lighting first came onto the scene back in the early 20th century, these hand-blown, glass globes were crafted to conceal bare bulbs that were the norm for lighting fixtures. These simple opaque globes instantly transformed a basic necessity into a design element that not only added a certain style to a space, but cut down on the harsh glare of a bare bulb. Schoolhouse lights were quite popular in public spaces such as government buildings, libraries, and yes, even schoolhouses.
If you follow this blog, you know that Barn Light Electric has a passion for vintage lighting, and we strive to pay homage to the... Read More
Commercial lighting is the true workhorse of the lighting industry. Commercial lights must be energy efficient, rugged enough to stand up to high-traffic areas, and fully illuminate signs, architecture, hostess stands, kitchens, display spaces, and doorways. They not only provide safety to customers but must be stylish enough to capture attention and entice those customers through the door.
Some business owners gravitate to run-of-the-mill sign lighting or fluorescent lighting to handle these tasks. We’d like to offer commercial business owners something better — highly efficient, durable lighting that is easy to customize, will complement any brand, and... Read More
So as you wander the aisles of the big box store looking for an inflatable reindeer for the front yard, you spot a pretty cool light for the front door.
Too bad it only comes as a pendant, not a wall sconce.
When you find the perfect light fixture here at Barn Light Electric, chances are pretty good that you can customize it to your heart’s content. Take the Seaside Radial Wave Reflector for instance. This delightfully wavy shade is hand crafted right here in our own manufacturing facility, and we have a laundry list of options for you to choose from.
So how do I customize thee? Let me count the ways….
The Wheeler™ Seaside Radial Wave Reflector is... Read More
‘Tis the season to give thanks and here at Barn Light Electric we have much to be thankful for including our family of employees and countless customers around the globe who share our love for vintage-inspired, American-made lighting.
Our annual Thanksgiving Sale starts today and we’re offering 10 percent off for the next six days. Plenty of time to eat turkey, watch football, and check out all the latest offerings in our ever-growing collection of hand-crafted lighting!
It’s a great time to save on almost everything we offer from LED lights, copper, and outdoor lighting to industrial pendants, wall sconces, and schoolhouse lighting. Easy to... Read More
If you’re leaf peeping this fall and enjoying a drive through the countryside, you may find more than nature’s brilliant display of gold and crimson. Depending on where you live, you may very well find an old barn or two still providing shelter for cows and crops. Many of these old structures have classic gooseneck barn lighting that was popular back in the early 20th century. These American-made fixtures typically had wide, warehouse-style shades that directed the light downward onto the ground and over doorways making it easier for farmers to see without a lot of glare.
These sturdy gooseneck lights are popular once again thanks to the resurgence... Read More
When you hear the words LEED-certified, a brand new, modern structure filled with the latest green technology probably pops into your mind. One of the certification categories, however, is for existing buildings — those that are restored in an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient manner. The struggle comes in finding a balance between using modern technology while still honoring the vernacular of an older, and often historically significant, building.
When the good people behind the preservation of the Felt Estate in western Michigan made it their goal to have the Felt Mansion LEED certified, they knew LED lighting would be required.
“We are... Read More