Schoolhouse lighting was a staple in public buildings in the mid 20th century when bare light bulbs on cords were first covered by opaque glass shades. At the new Cooperstown Distillery, located in historic Cooperstown, New York, the owners remodeled an old warehouse and chose schoolhouse lights to give the space a distinctive mid century look.
“The building has served as a warehouse for carriage building, a Rotary meeting house, and most recently a grain storage building,” says Gene Marra, owner and distiller. “It took six months to prepare the space but the actual distillery business was five years in the making.”
A fully operational distillery producing the finest varietals of bourbon, gin and vodka, Cooperstown Distillery celebrates the history and culture of Cooperstown and America’s favorite pastime.
Gene chose the Primary Schoolhouse Stem Mount Pendant to highlight the main room which is used for special events such as weddings, dinners, fundraisers, private parties and even film fest screenings.
“We needed to light the warehouse-type space but wanted to add some nostalgic charm,” Gene says. “The schoolhouse pendants perfectly filled the void in the ‘air space’ and the black bands add a little pop. People notice and admire them more.” The large size ceiling pendants are customized with a galvanized stem and opaque painted bands of Black.
The American made Primary Schoolhouse Light features hand spun glass and a rugged stem mount that is suitable for damp locations.
Behind the bar, Gene chose 10″ Angle Shade Gooseneck Sign Lights to bring attention to their signage and logo.
“We chose the black goosenecks because they are very striking against our wood and stainless logo,” Gene says. “And since they’re mounted close to the ceiling, they cast plenty of light downward.” Inspired by vintage sign lights, these angled shades can handle up to a 200 watt bulb so they offer plenty of light for signs, landscaping, and other facade details.
“What we like most about our lights is that they are functional, reliable, attractive, and are of good quality,” Gene says. “They allowed us to add some character and nostalgia to our space without losing functionality.”
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Pasta is probably not the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Las Vegas. Bright lights, dancing girls, and poker for sure…but pasta?
Next time you’re in Sin City, check out a new eatery that is fast becoming a local favorite thanks to amazing food and a warm industrial atmosphere featuring reclaimed materials and classic, American made barn lighting!MacShack is a fast service pasta restaurant where guests create their own dishes choosing from more than two dozen pastas, sauces, and a variety of fresh ingredients. The second and newest location recently opened where some southern charm was incorporated into the design of the new space.Read More
New England is in all its glory during the autumn. Florida may have cornered the market on summertime fun, but fall belongs to New England with its brilliant displays of color splashed against a deep blue October sky. And at the Acorn Canning Company, customers are flocking in to stock up on homemade jellies, hearty soups, pumpkin bread, and cranberry relish. No one will miss the sign out front thanks to the very functional and stylish gooseneck sign lights that line the front of the building.
These sign lights are very much like our Frontier Angle Shade, an American made light that is guaranteed to bring attention to your commercial business. The Frontier Shade is available in four shade sizes and a dozen gorgeous powdercoat finish colors ranging from basic Black to Barn Red to Industrial Grey. More than 20 different gooseneck arm styles can be fitted to this fixture and one is sure to give your Frontier Shade just the right angle and projection for your sign, landscaping, or other exterior feature. If you business has a vintage flavor, try a wire guard or cast guard and glass which will add even more style and help protect your bulb too!
If you want this distinctive look but have a tight budget, don’t miss the selections in our Discount Sign Lighting collection. To reduce the costs of the fixtures, you’ll notice a small reduction in options and features. These lights are still crafted from high quality materials and you will have several finish colors and gooseneck arm sizes to choose from. The 12″ Angle Shade Gooseneck Sign Light is offered in six different shade colors and extra discounts are available for orders of five or more lights. And since most of these lights are kept in stock we can ship your order in five business days or less!Read More
When you travel in and around Boston, you soon discover two things — all of the sights and sounds of every historic battle you’ve read about since third grade history class are even better in person. And two, there is no shortage of places to pop in and have a beer when you get tired of walking! This popular spot south of Boston offers live music and traditional pub fare, but what draws people to this pub as opposed to the dozens of others you pass on your way to Bunker Hill?
Perhaps it is the parade of gooseneck sign lights with custom sized gooseneck arms that draws attention to this eatery. These sign lights are much like our popular Emblem Shade Sign Lights which offer a wide span of light that can be focused directly onto awnings, signs, or other features of your building. The Emblem Shade comes in four sizes ranging from a smaller 7″ model to a very generous 18″ size. More than two dozen finish colors are available for this classic light — give your fixture a classy and elegant look with Coppertone or Satin Aluminum or put on a bolder, more modern face with Red, Yellow, or Medium Blue. Choosing the right sized gooseneck arm is critical for positioning your light. We offer more than 20 options but if you don’t see what you need, talk to one of our knowledgable sales staff who can help you decide if a custom gooseneck arm is best for your needs.
If you find yourself with a tight budget and a short time frame for creating a commercial lighting plan, check out our line of Discount Sign Lighting which offers the same high quality, American made lighting as our traditional collections. To reduce costs, you’ll notice a reduction in some options and features. As a bonus, most of these fixtures are in stock and ship within five business days!
Top photo courtesy Boston Tavern
Many commercial businesses opt for track lighting to highlight displays of goods for obvious reasons. Tracks can stretch for long spans across a store, and multiple lights can be affixed at regular intervals and differing angles. Functional, yes, but a bit boring. Now, isn’t this much more interesting?!
The Nantahala Outdoor Center in Gatlinburg, Tennessee uses some track lighting to show off their tables full of outdoor gear, but they also intersperse these tracks with more appealing fixtures. Visitors are beckoned to the Guided Trips counter by four striking galvanized gooseneck lights that are similar to our Angle Shade Gooseneck Lights. These are often used in exterior locations but are just as functional indoors. The galvanized finish give a rugged feel to the fixtures which fits right in with the outdoorsy vibe of the entire store.
Angle shades are available in several sizes ranging from 7″ to 14″ wide. Once you’ve settled on a shade size, browse our broad selection of gooseneck arms to find one to give the right projection to your fixture. Adding a wire cage or a cast guard and glass to your Angle Shade will give your light a hint of vintage style.
You can give your Angle Shade one of more than 40 personalities thanks to our extensive list of finish colors. Standard colors like black, galvanized, or white are an option, but don’t miss the premium colors or the classy aluminum and brass finishes.
If you’re on a tight timeframe to get a job completed or have a tight budget, be sure to check out our line of Discount Barn Lighting where you will find the All Weather Gooseneck Angle Shade. This American made fixture gives you the same functionality as our classic Angle Shade, but with slightly fewer options. Shipping in five days or less, these are a great way to save some time and money without sacrificing quality!Read More
If you love the look of barn lighting but feel you can’t afford this classic look for your space, rest assured that you have many options at Barn Light Electric. You don’t have to buy cheap lights like the ones on this storefront that fall apart at the first sign of wear or bad weather! If you’re on a budget or a tight deadline, we have many affordable fixtures that are kept in stock so they’ll ship to you in just days. And even though they’re part of our Discount Barn Lighting collection, don’t assume these are cheaply made lights. We guarantee these lights have been made using high quality materials that still allow years of use.Read More