Tis the season to be shopping and, like it or not, the mall is usually on the list of places to go. While some people avoid even entering a mall parking lot between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, others would not want to miss all the displays, the sales, and the lights. And we’re not talking about twinkling, colorful lights here. We’re talking about big, beautiful barn lights that are showing up more and more often in commercial lighting venues such as retail stores, restaurants, pubs, and movie theaters.Read More
The season of giving is upon us and the show that turned giving into an art form and invited America to grab a tissue and watch it dramatically unfold returns tonight. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” returns with its final four shows, and tonight’s episode features a family in East Tennessee who opened not only their home but their hearts to lower-income, single mothers in desperate need of a place to live.
Although their home was crumbling from ceiling to foundation and they had three adopted children of their own to care for, Daniel and Mandy Watson worked to establish the nonprofit Restoration House of East Tennessee. Last January, the stars of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition showed up on the Watson’s doorstep to change their lives forever. Led by local firm Grace Construction, more than 4,000 skilled workers, subcontractors, and unskilled volunteers worked around the clock to build a 4,000-plus square foot home with only 106 hours from groundbreaking to unveiling.
Barn Light Electric was honored to provide barn style lighting for the Watson’s new home. And while we can’t spoil the surprise by showing you the finished product, we can tell you that the interior designers working on the show selected our 10″ Barn Light Benjamin™ Industrial Pendant in a Weathered Copper finish for one space in particular. The cup features a Black finish with arms giving the fixture a simple industrial style.
The designers also chose a 10″ Radial Wave Reflector Cord Pendant Light also with a Weathered Copper finish and a standard black cord. Both of these lights are American made by our own craftsmen who spin the shades from commercial grade steel to create the highest quality light.
Be sure to tune in tonight at 9pm (8pm central) on your local ABC station to see how and where these beautiful barn lights are used! And don’t forget — you have one more day to save 10% on qualified purchases during our annual Thanksgiving Sale! The sale ends tonight at 11:59 PST!Read More
Sometimes you find interesting lighting in the most unexpected places. On a recent trip to the Grovewood Gallery, a 9,000-square-foot showcase of some of America’s finest artists and craftsmen, we were pleasantly surprised to find not only the friendliest standard poodle ever was waiting to greet us, but an array of RLM-inspired warehouse shades in sunshine yellow. The artist in residence was Carl Powell who works with glass and is a National Endowment of the Arts recipient. Carl was happy to show us his latest project in the works — a stained glass door for a homeowner, all taking place under this beautiful yellow barn warehouse shade.Read More
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Photo courtesy of Decor8 design blog
The most recent lighting brought into Barn Light Electric has been our Porcelain Enamel fixtures. Seeing a need for reproduction vintage warehouse shades, Barn Light Electric set out to provide a newly manufactured RLM pendant that was created with high quality, and long lasting durability – just as the original Appleton, Crouse-Hinds, and Ivanhoe companies had done in the mid 20th century. By using steel for the interior shade structure and combining it with a glass outer coating, porcelain enamel remains one of the most durable and long lasting finishes on the market today. Used in both commercial and residential applications, porcelain enamel remains the only finish that can be restored to its original color after five, ten, or even twenty years of use. Heat, humidity, ice or even harsh chemicals are no match for the durability of these RLM shades.Read More