The world of design, whether interior, architectural, clothing, or even lighting design, is often influenced by major historical events. In the 1930s, when America was still deep in the Depression, the reigning Art Deco movement gave way to what became known as Streamline Moderne. The extreme styles of Art Deco were seen as excessive in this time of want and were replaced with simpler, cleaner styles that focused on curves, horizontal lines, and nautical elements. Think rounded, aerodynamic shapes such as the Hindenburg, Airstream trailers, and the 1934 Chrysler Airflow, the first streamlined car design.Read More
Barn Light Electric Co.® is proud to announce two NEW additions to our extensive line of porcelain enamel barn lights: the 16″ Goodrich™ Skyway Porcelain Gooseneck Light and the 17″ Goodrich™ Husky Porcelain Gooseneck Light. Both the Goodrich™ Skyway and the Goodrich™ Husky comes complete with everything you need for installation – a porcelain socket, 7′ of wire and a heavy duty G-19 gooseneck arm that attaches to a large aluminum backing plate. For an added $30, a black or white powder coat finish can be applied to the gooseneck arm and backing plate. To customize the look of your Skyway or Huskey, choose from multiple different shade finishes – including our newest finish, Jadite (shown below). As with all of our porcelain warehouse shades, these barn lights are CSA Listed, meaning they comply with both national and international lighting standards. Combining porcelain enamel lighting with the CSA listing makes these shades a great option to consider when shopping for commercial grade lighting.
Shade styles differ slightly between these to classic barn lights. The Goodrich™ Skyway resembles The Original barn light, which has remained one of our top selling gooseneck and pendant lights. Its tall neck fans out into a thin sleek shade. The shiny porcelain enamel glass exterior qualifies the Skyway as an ultra modern lighting addition to a urban loft or cutting edge home. The Goodrich™ Husky is just that, large. Borrowing design elements from The Old Dixie, the relatively deep 17″ shade stems from a much shorter neck than the Skyway.
Like all of our porcelain enamel shades, the Husky and Skyway are based on original designs of Goodrich RLM warehouse lights. RLM warehouse shades were first released in the 1930â€²s and they steadily grew into American culture, as did Atomic Wall Sconces. Originally, these light fixtures were commonly found on the around gas stations, barns, warehouses, shipping yards and industrial areas. They’re often referred to as Gas Station Lights. Today, vintage inspired remakes of the originals have transcended into residential life and are popular light fixtures in living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Porcelain barn lights are also used to add a touch of character to restaurants with rustic settings, such as Dinosaur BBQ in New York, which incorporated our Ivanhoe™ Sinclair Industrial Porcelain Pendants.Read More