For many people who build a new home, lighting is often one of the last details to tackle. It’s down the home stretch just when you think the contractor will never finish and the work crew has become a permanent part of the family. Steve’s new home, built on the scenic New River in Ashe County near Jefferson, North Carolina, was an exception.
“It was my dream to use white cedar shakes from Maine and coordinate with dark green,” Steve says. To create the perfect look that he had long imagined, Steve purchased the exterior lighting early in the process then had his painter match the trim to the lights.
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Angle shade lights have come a long way baby. With humble beginnings at roadside gas stations in the early 20th century, sign lights were simple fixtures that guided motorists off the dark roadway into the service area where men in white uniforms scurried to tend to your car’s every need. Hard to imagine, right?
Today, angle shade lights offer not only directional lighting to signs and parking lots in commercial spaces, but have become a go-to fixture for homeowners as well and can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and laundry rooms. Easy to customize to fit almost any space, angle shade lights can become an integral and fashionable piece of your home... Read More
Happy birthday America! Bring on the hot dogs, fireworks, and patriotic music! We’re celebrating American-made lighting here at Barn Light Electric during our 4th of July Sale by offering 15% off hundreds of indoor and outdoor lighting plus home décor products.
You can’t find custom-made lighting on the shelves of the big box stores, but you can settle into your comfy chair and create the perfect pendant, gooseneck light, or wall sconce with just a few clicks.
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When it comes to choosing the perfect ceiling pendant, it’s so easy to get completely wrapped up in two details — the style of the shade and the finish color. And of course, those two things are pretty important!
But when choosing a pendant light, you also need to consider the mounting. If your new pendant will be hung in a location that is subject to wet or even damp conditions such as a breezeway, screened-in porch, bathroom, or outdoor shower, you should choose a stem mount light. A stem mount light fixture, as defined in our Glossary, is one that features a metal pipe to hang the fixture from the ceiling. This metal pipe houses all electrical wiring... Read More
Will you be among the millions flocking to amusement parks this summer to experience the latest thrilling rides? Our friends at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, have created a spectacular 4-D interactive ride called Voyage to the Iron Reef that opened to rave reviews in May.
“I rode it on opening day and it was awesome,” says Andy Romanski, outside salesman with American Electric who worked with the company on the exterior lighting for the new attraction. “The ride takes you on a journey to the bottom of the ocean where you battle sea creatures with a freeze ray.” Andy was on hand in May to celebrate the opening of the... Read More
It’s the first day of June and, if you’re a kid, the joys of summer are tantalizingly close! For many kids, June is time to pack up the sleeping bag, bug spray, and bathing suit for a week or two at summer camp.
In the heart of Maine’s Lake Region, Camp Laurel South hosts about 800 campers each summer on the shores of Crescent Lake. Kids participate in dozens of activities including hiking, kayaking, swimming, arts and crafts, theatre, and a wide variety of team sports. The camp, located in Casco, has been undergoing a major renovation, and the main dining hall is just about ready for this summer’s campers.
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