If you have time to read this blog on Thanksgiving Day, you must have the bird in the oven, the cranberry sauce chillin’ in the fridge, and the pies cooling on the porch. It’s been an amazing year for us here at Barn Light Electric, and we wanted to take time today to share with you some of the things for which we are truly grateful.
From our Headquarters building, we are thankful for…
…my Savior, my family and my business — Bryan Scott, owner, Barn Light Electric
“Hey honey, I think we should quit our jobs and make lights full time!”
Those remarkable words started a conversation between Bryan and Donna Scott just four years ago. Being a good sport, Donna agreed, and Barn Light Electric was born. In one of the worst economic downturns in our nation’s history, the couple quit their full-time jobs to begin the company with little more than a laptop and a barn full of old light fixtures Bryan found on his weekends off.Read More
Posted by on May 14, 2010 | 0 comments
In honor of Space Shuttle Atlantis‘ launch today, we figured it’s a great time to have a launch of our own! Introducing….the all NEW 2010 Barn Light Electric catalog! We’ve been swamped at the ‘ole Barn Light these days, so it took a little longer than expected, but we could not be happier! Within the binding of each catalog, you’ll find 78 pages of pure beauty and excitement! The catalog is filled with stunning photographs taken in house, and submitted by our fabulous customers! You’ll find hundreds of the most popular Barn Light products ranging from pendants and sconces, to post mounts and ceiling fans! Just remember, our catalog is only a condensed version of what we offer online, so if you don’t see it here, we’re sure you can find it online or by giving us a call!Read More
Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 | 0 comments
Since it was first introduced in the early 1990′s, the Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) has been one of the most popular Energy Efficient bulbs in America. Compact Fluorescent bulbs were designed to replace the less energy efficient Standard Incandescent bulb. CFL’s produce just as much light as your Standard Incandescent, but use 1/3 of the overall energy!
Why should I switch to CFL’s? What’s the difference? It’s the average lifespan of each bulb – it differs drastically! Although less in your initial cost, Standard Incandescent bulbs can be manufactured to last 750 to 1,000 hours. By paying slightly more up front, a Compact Fluorescent bulb typically has a rated lifespan of 6,000 – 15,000 hours! Doing the math, that means CFL’s last between 8 and 15 times longer! If you’re not on board to save the earth, do it for your wallet!Read More
Posted by on Apr 5, 2010 | 0 comments
At Barn Light Electric, we hear a lot about remodel projects for the kitchen, bathroom or outdoors, but we don’t hear a lot about livening up children’s rooms. We threw together another Style Guide to show you just how easy it is to incorporate great, unique lighting into your little boy – or girl’s room. Most of our fun finds this week, came in pink, yellow or purples too so if you have a little girl, this room can be for you too! We chose our bedding and rugs first. Dwell’s duvet set of modern animal silhouettes and geometric shapes brings in plenty of color itself, so we chose a basic navy and white rug from Ikea to go on the floor below.
Little accent pieces are fun to find for children’s rooms. We kept it simple, keeping in line with the modern theme – a red moose shaped hook to hang up coats or book bags, and an elephant shaped book shelf. Don’t be tied down to colors only shown in the bedding – find some complimentary colors and run with it!
Now onto our favorite part – lighting! To be placed next to each side of the bed – two Atomic Cast Guard CGU Sconces with Ribbed Glass and a Galvanized finish. Galvanized goes great with the modern look – adding an industrial feel sturdy enough to withstand any rough and tough little boy. The Ribbed Glass will soften the light that is allowed to pass through, making for more of an accent piece used only to read bedtime stories. Overhead lighting can be fun again with any one of our colored pendants. Swap out that ugly ceiling fan with a Radial Wave Vented Pendant. To bring in more color, we chose a 24″ shade in 123-TransBlue, but if lighting isn’t something you replace often, you could try 96-Galvanized to match the sconces. Then as your little one grows and the decor changes, you will know your lighting will look great for years to come.
1.) Barn Light Electric Atomic Cast Guard CGU Sconce: 96-Galvanized finish with Ribbed Glass: $205.00
2.) Dwell Studios Gio Aqua Duvet Set: $166.00
3.) Rosenberry Rooms Lemon Elephant Bookshelf: $124.00
4.) Barn Light Electric Radial Wave Vent Pendant: 123-TransBlue 24″ Shade: $278.00
5.) Ikea Sprallig Knob/Hook Rack: $19.99
6.) Ikea Sveje Rug Dark Blue/White: $12.99