So after browsing every website in cyberspace, reading your favorite designer’s blog, and wandering the aisles of your local stores, you finally found the perfect gooseneck light. Perhaps it’s a deep bowl gooseneck barn light, like our Wesco Gooseneck Light, that will bring a touch of modern styling to your space with a hint of the classic gas station lights of old. Or maybe a wide, shallow bowl shade that spreads the light evenly over a doorway.Read More
We love it when customers think outside the box when it comes to their lighting choices. While we offer a wide range of sizes, finish colors, and other options for customizing our American made lighting, some customers create a fresh, new look by choosing a style of light that is a departure from the norm.
Our friends at Nickelfish, in Mendham, New Jersey, recently updated their exterior signage and chose the Frontier Angle Shade to highlight their new black, sandblasted signs. The angled lights provide just the right amount of directed glow they need at night but don’t detract from the signage during the day.
Likewise, Krister Lile, owner of Plank Island Studio in Aberdeen, Washington, chose six Emblem Sign Lights in a handsome Bronze finish as he wanted to create a look that was professional and commercial while still comfortable and welcoming.
So while you might not expect to see angle shades anywhere outside a commercial venue, we have found several creative customers who thought otherwise.
“We know they are typically used for outdoor sign lighting, but we just love the old vintage feel they give,” explains Anisa. “We needed a sconce that would have a long enough arm to stick out past the shelf over the window and reflect back onto the collection of dishes. And the angle shade did just that! It was a risk worth taking!”
And when Sarah and her husband Matt built a new home on their 1,000-acre ranch in Oklahoma last year, she wanted to display a special canvas wrap of one of their engagement photos.
Not a fan of traditional artwork lighting, Sarah was browsing the Barn Light Electric website one day when she got the idea to use one of our gooseneck sign lights to highlight the photo. She chose the 10″ Emblem Shade Gooseneck Sign Light with a Bronze finish and customized this replica gas station light with a 15″ gooseneck arm to give just the right projection away from the rock fireplace.
Our Photo Gallery is a great place to be inspired by customers like these who have generously shared their photos with us. When you finish up your next lighting project, be sure to let us know. We’d love to see the results!
Photos courtesy of the business owners and homeowners as noted
Many business owners spend a lot of time and money on the signage and logo that define their brand. And why not? Your brand is a critical component of your business and the look that people come to identify with you and your product. But once you perfect the logo and install the perfect sign, the job is not quite finished.
Making sure the public can actually see the sign is the final step and one that requires thoughtful and appropriate exterior lighting. Our friends at Russell Automotive recently updated their logo and installed a new sign on their building in Apopka, Florida, just north of Orlando.Read More
In today’s competitive marketplace, businesses must pull out every weapon in the arsenal to put their best face forward to the consuming public. Lighting is a big component of any business whether you’re selling widgets or seating patrons for an elegant dinner. While business owners have an abundance of choices when it comes to commercial lighting, the lights must satisfy the needs of high efficiency, ease of maintenance, functionality, and of course styling that complements the company image.
Gooseneck lighting is a great choice for commercial businesses because it can fill many needs without sacrificing style. It has an industrial, utilitarian look that can adapt to many different venues. This storefront in a North Carolina mall chose black angle shades to highlight their rugged signage.
These shades are similar to our Emblem Sign Light which comes in four shade sizes and a rainbow of durable powder coat finish colors. This American made fixture is wet rated so it’s suitable for both indoors or out and can be customized with one of more than two dozen gooseneck arms for the perfect angle. Need something with a little more industrial edge? Check out how this California company created a soothing environment with color but added a modern industrial twist with some galvanized gooseneck warehouse shades.
The designers chose a natural palette of greens, blues, and tans for the space and balanced the look with the galvanized finish on these Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Lights from Barn Light Electric. The shiny metallic look of these lights offers a change of pace from the ordinary fluorescent lights typically found in office settings.
Got a big building? Then you need big lights! And our Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light has been supersized to 24″ and 28″ to provide plenty of downward directed light onto sidewalks, doorways, and signage. These American made warehouse shades work overtime to draw attention to your building and provide security after dark. Customize with finish color, gooseneck arm, and other options that will not only give you loads of style but peace of mind too!
Center photo courtesy of LogicMonitor
The gooseneck barn light has been a staple of the American lighting industry since it first started appearing on farms and at roadside gas stations back in the early 30s. The wide span of downward directed light was perfect for lighting up barn doors and horse stalls as well as the old fashioned gas pump that was operated by the owner, not the consumer.
Today, the gooseneck is even more versatile thanks to an array of customizing options that can be found including a myriad of finishes and colors, add-ons like cast guard and glass, and a seemingly endless selection of gooseneck arms that can place a light exactly where you need it.Read More
One of the most important components of a company’s brand is color. Color attracts attention — like bees to the brightest blooms — and you want your colors to accurately reflect not only your company’s style and vibe but be a color that people will associate with your name. The Tractor Supply Company, the country’s largest retail farm and ranch store, is synonymous with the color Barn Red. They use it very effectively in their graphics, on their website, in their building design, and on their signage. This store, located in Black Mountain, North Carolina, boasts a beautiful example of commercial lighting finished in the brilliant Tractor Supply shade of red.
These RLM-inspired warehouse shades look very much like our 24″ Commercial Warehouse Gooseneck Shade, part of our collection of Commercial RLM Lighting. American made of commercial grade materials, this stacked-neck gooseneck shade is perfect for highlighting signs, landscaping, walkways, and entryways. This light can be finished in one of more than 20 durable powdercoat finish colors so you can match your brand color or choose one to complement your color scheme. Eighteen different gooseneck arm styles are also an option so you can select the best size for bringing your light up and away from the wall. Add some vintage style to your commercial lighting with a wire grill or a cast guard and glass, and don’t forget to customize this gooseneck light with our array of commercial wattages and ballast mounts.
Need something a bit smaller than this 24″ shade? The Commercial Warehouse Gooseneck Shade comes in three sizes ranging from 16″ to 20″ wide and will provide plenty of downward directed light with no harsh glare. This classic light is also fully customizable with more than 20 finish colors, gooseneck arm styles, and other commercial options. Made in America and crafted to last, this gooseneck light will beckon customers to your door for years to come!Read More