Call me nostalgic, but I miss the days when the biggest decision you faced in the light bulb aisle was whether to buy 60 or 100 watts. Have you looked at light bulbs lately? There are literally hundreds to choose from with differences not only in wattage but in color, brightness, life expectancy, efficiency, and, of course, cost.
You can find plenty of information online about what all of these differences mean, but the one thing experts agree on is that LED lighting is, by far, the most efficient and longest-lasting option on the market.
But LEDs are expensive, you say. Actually, the price of LED lights has dropped dramatically in recent years, and the technology... Read More
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.
Sommer spends an incredible amount of time in her kitchen... 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.
These shades are much like our Old Dixie Cord Hung Pendant, a classic light with loads of options so you can create a truly unique... 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?
Most of the energy emitted from incandescent bulbs is converted to heat instead of light. Since LED lights... 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.
And today marks another milestone as we announce the launch of our new line of American-made LED Lighting. Yes, you can finally have it... Read More
Since it was first introduced in the early 1990’s, the Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) has been one of the most popular Energy Efficient bulbs in America. Compact Fluorescent bulbs were designed to replace the less energy efficient Standard Incandescent bulb. CFL’s produce just as much light as your Standard Incandescent, but use 1/3 of the overall energy!
Why should I switch to CFL’s? What’s the difference? It’s the average lifespan of each bulb – it differs drastically! Although less in your initial cost, Standard Incandescent bulbs can be manufactured to last 750 to 1,000 hours. By paying slightly more up front, a Compact... Read More