We just love a good reveal, don’t you?! Today, a kitchen reveal in Asheville, North Carolina, has captured our attention and not just because our Ivanhoe™ Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendant takes a starring role. One of our favorite food bloggers is Sommer Collier, author of A Spicy Perspective where you can not only find fabulous recipes and cooking tips but some good conversation too. Sommer has been living without her kitchen for the past few weeks as it underwent a complete makeover right down to the hardwood floors. Here is a shot of Sommer’s kitchen before the demolition crew came in.Read More
While we knew that RLM warehouse shades were all the rage in the United States during the 1930s and 40s in factories and warehouses, apparently they were quite popular Down Under too. Our friends at the Red Brick Barn, a rustic, two-story retreat in central Victoria, found some vintage warehouse shades at a local flea market and repurposed them for use in the communal dining room. The shades were green enamel when found at the flea market but were spray painted an off-white color leaving a hint of green showing at the rim as an accent.Read More
You probably don’t need a climatologist to tell you that 2012 was one steamy year in the United States, but it’s official — 2012 was the hottest year on record for the lower 48 according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. The record warm temps shattered previous records and were more than three degrees warmer than the 20th century average. While scientists and laymen debate both the cause and effects of global warming, you may ask yourself what you can do to help. How about some new American-made LED Lighting from Barn Light Electric?Read More
Here at Barn Light Electric, we’ve celebrated many milestones in our five-plus year history. Moving into our current building on the Indian River gave us more room as did the expansion into two nearby facilities that gives much-needed space to our R&D crew, our metal spinners, and our shipping experts. The launch last September of our porcelain enamel lighting manufacturing facility was a tremendous step forward as we became the only American manufacturer of the Goodrich™, Ivanhoe™ and Benjamin™ porcelain lighting styles.Read More
Those of us immersed in the lighting industry are well aware of the federal legislation that took effect January 1st that alters what light bulbs we can purchase. In an effort to save energy and money, standard incandescent bulbs are being phased out gradually and replaced by higher efficiency halogen incandescent bulbs. Other high efficiency bulbs have also been hitting the marketplace, and we would like to shine some light on what’s available to help you pick the best bulb for your space!Read More
Confused by all of the light bulbs and wattage options out there? Whether you’re trying to decide on going green with LED lights, or you’re working on a budget and need something long lasting, we may be able to help out. Before you make any hard-pressed decisions, check out this quick and easy breakdown of some of the most popular light bulbs out there!
Standard Incandescent – These are more than likely what’s found throughout your home today. They have already been completely phased out in Australia and a few other countries, and are slowly but surely on their way out the United States. Standard incandescent bulbs produce light by heating a filament wire to an extremely high temperature until it glows. Since the wire heats up to as high as 5,000˚ Fahrenheit, the exterior glass can get as hot as 500˚ F. Their temperatures aren’t exactly safe when there are young children around, but with their low upfront costs, thousands of homes still use them today.Read More