When creating your plan for commercial lighting, it’s easy to get caught up in the details of how many lights you need, where they will be placed, what kind of bulbs are best, and what it will cost not only for installation but for the long-term maintenance. While we agree those details are pretty important, don’t overlook the question of style! How are these lights going to enhance your business or cityscape during the daylight hours when people actually see the entire fixture, not just the light they project at night? These beautiful dark green post mount lights not only provide security after dark on this college campus, but during the day, the decorative post and flared shade add a dash of distinguished style to the walkways.Read More
Before you bedeck your porch with pumpkins, scarecrows and spooky cobwebs make sure your curb appeal is up to par! FengShui Design Corp shows us how to style exteriors with clean lines and classic American details like wood side paneling and white trim. With a paint palette featuring vibrant blue, buttery yellow and soft white, your home will look fresh year round! Accessorizing with lighting is essential to show off your beautiful home—and the Trick-Or-Treaters will thank you as well! Highlight your stylishly paved lawn with a porcelain post-mount light. This Bomber Single Post Mount Exterior Light’s yellow finish makes a lovely complement to the door! And don’t forget that pendant lighting, like the Cape Hatteras Pendant, is an excellent way to highlight your industrial House Numbers.
Rustic metal baskets like the Round Vintage Utilitarian Wire Basket are a great way to combine function and style on your front porch. If you wanted to incorporate a little bit of the season in this space, white pumpkins would look lovely clustered along the stairway!
1- Front Porch Entryway photo from FengShui Design Corp
5- Behr Paint – Artesian Water/ Citrus / Powdered Snow
7- Square Garden Pavers photo from Pam Penick’s Digging
Who says post mount lighting can’t be dramatic, artistic, and functional all in one? This row of soaring lights prove that even a simple rustic fixture combined with an avant-garde base can take post mount lighting to new heights! Located on the 760-acre campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, the state’s newest institution of higher education in Ft. Myers, these post mount lights complement the impressive entrance to the Lutgert School of Business. These lights are powered in part by the university’s 15-acre solar field featuring photovoltaic panels that tilt and rotate as they soak up that famous Florida sunshine throughout the day.Read More
Nothing makes dining al fresco better than a cool fall evening so you can linger over your meal and some good lighting so you can actually see what you’re eating! Commercial lighting, especially restaurant lighting, poses unique challenges, and outdoor seating such as this must not only be comfortable for patrons, but well lit for aesthetics and safety.
With no outer walls for wall sconces on this patio, the management opted for post mount lighting on the perimeter to highlight the fencing and provide plenty of diffused light over the tables. These lights are much like our Warehouse Single Post Mount which is a very affordable and adaptable fixture for commercial venues.
The post itself is available in six traditional finish colors and you may choose from three different styles of warehouse shades — the standard Warehouse Shade, the wavy and more modern looking Radial Wave Shade, or the rustic Railroad Shade. The shade can be finished to match the post plus a copper finish is also available. If you already have shades, you can order just the post which starts at less than $100. For commercial and high traffic areas like this, consider adding a wire cage to your light to provide protection to the bulb.
For broader areas such as parks and venues with walking paths, consider the larger Warehouse Double Post Mount light. With two shades on either side of the post, this fixture will double the amount of lighting in the same space. With two shade styles and seven beautiful finish colors to choose from, this fixture will make your commercial lighting plan a winner!
And don’t forget to vote for Barn Light Electric in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards! We are in the Top 20 finalists for this award that honors American manufacturing and American-made goods. You can vote once a day from now until September 24th. Thank you for your support!Read More
While we love natural features in landscaping for obvious reasons — see Wednesday’s blog for a nice residential example — sometimes these features pose a problem for businesses as they try to manage parking and accessibility to the door. For one business, a peaceful meandering stream in the front of the store creates a tranquil entry, but also separates the store from the parking lot. How to get customers from one side to the other? Build a bridge high enough to keep feet dry during the spring rains and line both sides with post mount warehouse shades.Read More
Campus security is uppermost in the minds of college administrators on every single campus across the country. And while no one wants dark shadows where would-be miscreants could hide, glaring and overwhelming lights on every corner aren’t the answer either. Lighting should be functional offering the safety and security students need while still being stylish and even beautiful!
On the campus of the University of North Carolina Asheville, these trendy post mount lights are found scattered among the buildings lighting up the sidewalks, dorm entrances, and common gathering areas. These are very similar to Barn Light Electric’s P3 Post Mount Exterior Light, part of our collection of Outdoor Post Mount Lighting. The P3 light offers an amazing variety of options so it can take on many different looks and fill different needs. Five warehouse shade sizes are available as are three different radial shades if you prefer that classic look. More than three dozen finishes are at your fingertips so your light can either blend seamlessly into the landscape or stand out bold and beautiful as a design element in itself.Read More