His work area is scattered with pieces and parts, an odd jumble of hardware, light shades, and wires. But while it may seem like a junk drawer exploded over his desk, Charles “Butch” Bragg sees all of these pieces as endless potential for new lighting. This is the heart of Barn Light Electric’s Research & Development operation where Butch and his fellow team members are always on the hunt for ways to improve the lighting we make and create new fixtures with inspiration from this vast collection of parts.
“I receive project concepts in the form of pictures or a light fixture, then I create prototypes in collaboration with other team... Read More
Spring is a busy time here at Barn Light Electric as people emerge from the winter doldrums and get motivated to work on home renovation projects. In our business, spring also means it’s time for the annual LIGHTFAIR International Conference which brings together the industry’s leading manufacturers to talk lights, announce new products, and showcase the latest technologies.
The hot topic this year is LED lighting according to our crack team of barn light experts who descended upon the Javits Center in New York City for this year’s show.
“We had a steady flow of traffic on Day 1,” says Melanie, East Coast Commercial Sales Manager... Read More
Like many communities in California celebrating today’s 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the city of Vista will hold an Earth Day Festival with games for kids, special speakers, gardening demonstrations, plant sales, food, and more. But you can find earth-friendly organizations and businesses every single day of the year in Vista including today’s Featured Customer The Wall Climbing Gym located in north San Diego County.
When owners Randy Englekirk and Matt Sawyer planned to open their bouldering facility in an existing industrial warehouse, they came under the Title 24 energy standards which mandate the use of LED lighting.
“We had to use LED... Read More
Spring is in full bloom and the urge to clean out, refresh, and renew after the long winter has taken hold. But after you’ve gotten rid of the dust bunnies and cleaned the smudges off the windows, does your space still cry out for something new?
Nothing adds a pop of color more than porcelain enamel. Spring is a great time to cast a critical eye at your lighting and take the opportunity to change things up. To help out, we’re giving you our Top Ten Reasons to Shop Porcelain Enamel this spring! Drum roll please….
Reason #10: Help keep this economy moving! All of our porcelain enamel lighting and porcelain enamel dinnerware are American made of... Read More
In last Friday’s blog post, we showcased a gorgeous kitchen remodel completed by Nar Bustamante of Nar Fine Carpentry in California. Nar selected three of our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendants to serve as a focal point and offer a splash of color in the space. These Cobalt Blue fixtures feature energy-saving LEDs that will save the homeowner on energy bills and maintenance costs for years to come.
In our chat with Nar, he noted that he has used nothing but LED lighting for the past five years. With the price of LEDs continuing to be competitive, especially in light of the financial and environmental benefits, more and more home owners and... Read More
In the seaside town of Sag Harbor, decorator Natasha Esch and her husband, Matthew Coffin, have painstakingly restored and renovated an historic 19th-century storefront building. Using a mix of rustic wood and industrial metal decor, the pair created a stunning environment for Esch’s penchant toward European midcentury design. A variety of midcentury chairs dot the open floor plan featuring refinished oak flooring and, in the soaring space above, rustic posts and beams recycled from an old barn add warmth and a sense of strength.
Hanging from those beams and focusing light directly below are hefty, deep bowl pendants much like our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl... Read More