The classic styling of an RLM warehouse shade has long been a popular choice for both residential and commercial lighting venues where a downward focus of light is desirable. Think restaurant tables and retail store displays on the commercial side and kitchen islands and front porches on the residential side. The bowl shape of the warehouse shade keeps the light directed down, not splashing onto the next table or into the neighbor’s front yard. But sometimes you a bit of uplighting add visual interest to a fixture and provides more light to a space.Read More
Each year, Barn Light Electric holds a B.L.O.G. contest — that’s Barn Light Online Giveaway — where we ask bloggers to browse our website, pick out their favorite lights, then tell their readers why they would love them in their own home. Our 2012 first place winner was Rachel who blogs at Maybe Matilda. She and her husband are updating a mid-90s home and infusing it with their own style. Rachel is aiming for the inviting and comfortable look of a country farmhouse so barn lighting fits her style perfectly. And as it turned out, Rachel won our B.L.O.G. contest — on her birthday!Read More
This Labor Day, Barn Light Electric wants to recognize the hard work and craftsmanship that goes into each of our American-made shades. That’s why–in honor of our craftsmen and Labor Day–we are offering a 15% discount to our customers. Just enter the code HANDSPUN12 at checkout to receive your savings!
While we’ve been working hard to give you this great deal, we hope that you can spend your Labor Day Weekend sitting back and relaxing. This week’s Style Board Sunday theme shows off the key elements to a “Lazy Labor Day.” Grab a mason jar filled with ice-cold lemonade, and snuggle up in an Adirondack chair while the fan keeps you cool. Or, maybe you’d prefer the day off lazing around in a hammock. Don’t worry if you fall asleep, this patio is well lit to allow your outdoor relaxation time to stretch well into the evening.
1 – Barn Light Industrial Bullet Ceiling Light Fixture (Red finish, Frosted Glass) by Barn Light Electric
2 – 60″ Barn Ceiling Fan Equine (Downblowing-White) by Barn Light Electric
3 – XL Brazilian Fabric Hammock with Adjustable Stand by Hammocks.com
4 – BeachFront Furniture Beachfront Adirondack Chair by Stonecrest Furniture
5 – The Old Dixie Wall Sconce (11” Barn Red finish) by Barn Light Electric
6 – Home Styles Bali Hai Outdoor Bar Cabinet by eFurnituremart.com
7 – Rolling Metal Dolly by Barn Light Electric
8 – Lemonade in a Mason Jar photo by Style Me PrettyRead More
When you go to the health food store to stock up on oatmeal, gluten-free granola, and your weekly supplements, the last thing you need are glaring fluorescent lights that remind you of the doctor’s office you’re trying to avoid with all that healthy eating! That’s one reason we love Richard’s Foodporium, an independently owned natural foods store that opened its first location in southwest Florida back in 1979. Richard’s stores, which now number 17, feature lovely galvanized warehouse shades that lend the store a quaint feeling of down-home goodness. And who wouldn’t love a health food store that lets you sample the wine while you shop for wakame seaweed flakes?
These lights are much like our Original Stem Mount Pendant, a classic light originally found in warehouses and factories back in the 1930s. This versatile light is hand crafted right here in America and can take on any number of looks — from a traditional vintage style to a more modern feel — depending on which of our dozens of options and finishes you choose.
The Original Stem Mount Pendant comes in five shade sizes ranging from 12″ to 20″ wide. For commercial lighting purposes such as this, adding the wire cage is a great idea to protect the bulb in high traffic areas. Your wire cage can match the shade finish color or choose a complementary color like this Barn Red which really pops against the galvanized shade and adds even more visual interest to the fixture.
The stem mount itself comes in a variety of lengths and diameters to give you maximum flexibility in mounting. A flush mount is also available for lower ceiling heights. The Original remains one of our most popular and best selling lights and you can create a whole family of Original fixtures throughout your business with the Original Gooseneck, Original Cord Hung Pendant, and the Original Wall Sconce. All are American made with quality materials and made to last!
Top photo courtesy Richard’s Foodporium
Go ahead, pick your jaw up off the floor. The 2012 Idea House from Southern Living stunned us, so we can only imagine it had the same effect on you. From the perfect farmhouse wraparound porch, all the way to the interior rustic styling, we just cannot get over how charming this home is! Sure, most of these idea houses are a little over the top, but this one looks like a well-styled home that has been lived in. A creamy base of white complemented by rich, warm oak flooring sets the stage for colorful touches of turquoise, a common scheme in the house. That white base is just about the only predictable thing in this house!Read More
Just west of Boston in the town of Concord, a kitchen renovation was underway. Not a simple fresh paint and new hardware kind of renovation, but a down-to-the studs complete makeover! When homeowner Karen and her husband sat down to pick out new lighting for their space, a friend recommended Barn Light Electric. A quick internet search landed them on our website.
“We chose barn style lighting because we loved the look,” Karen says. “We loved the option of color choices but, after toying with some blue samples, we ended up with white.” The couple chose the very versatile Laramie Barn Pendants, a light that reflects true country flavor. With its ornate neck design and free flowing arms, the Laramie offers a shallow bowl with plenty of style.Read More