While barns were once relegated to being nothing more than a home for cattle, horses, and perhaps the chickens, barns of today have become true multipurpose buildings with heated space for storage or even living space for homeowners and guests.
Our friends at DC Building, who specialize in custom barn homes and equestrian facilities, shared some photos recently of a project out in Sherwood, Oregon. This 60′ x 72′ gable-style barn features a 2,000-square-foot workshop, two horse stalls and a 32-foot cattle run.Read More
Sometimes a garage just isn’t big enough for all the stuff of life. From gardening tools to bikes to various holiday decorations, the items that can’t stay stashed in the living room need to find a home somewhere. In an effort to actually park the car in the garage, some homeowners opt to build a shed. These outbuildings run the gamut from simple to stunning, but classic gooseneck lighting is a must have!
Susan, an avid gardener in Arkansas, already had a shed in her back yard but it was in dire need of remodeling. New siding, paint, and trellises on either side of the structure gave the shed new life and an American made Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light was the crowning touch.
“I have a country garden/farm theme in my backyard and the gooseneck barn light enhances that theme,” Susan says. “One of the best things about the light is that I was able to match it to the hardware on the door with both color and finish.” Susan’s new light features a 12″ shade and is mounted with a G15 gooseneck arm in a matching Textured Black finish.
Over near Atlanta, Amanda backed into her garage putting her renovation efforts into high gear. Amanda chose the All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light Wall Mount in a Black finish. This fixture is part of our line of Discount Barn Lighting which offers both high quality lighting and affordable prices.
“I chose this barn light because it was a little cheaper than some of the similar choices, but still had a custom look,” Amanda says. “I wanted to enhance the traditional look of my house, reflect my family’s style, and not look like every other house on the block.”
For an even bolder look, don’t miss our classic Goodrich™ Porcelain Enamel Gooseneck Lighting collection which features a shiny, tough-as-nails finish that is simple to clean and will never fade or corrode!
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Although we do cherish the lazy days of summer, there is just so much to love about the fall season — showy colors, cooler temps, and cozy nights by the fire. Fall also brings the start of hunting season which means it’s time to break out the camouflage!
In honor of the fall season, we are showcasing our own version of camouflage by putting our entire collection of Camouflage Lighting on sale! From now through October 23, you can purchase any of our camouflage lights at 25 percent off! It’s an automatic discount so no coupon code is needed for a speedy and easy shopping experience.
Some of our most popular RLM-inspired warehouse shades are adorned with a rustic camouflage pattern of leaves, branches, grass, and bark. These fixtures are American made from high quality aluminum and finished with a durable powder coat finish. They will provide years of service and style to hunting and fishing cabins and vacation lodges. Or add one of these classic lights to bring the spirit of the fall season into your urban home or loft!
For outdoor applications, consider the Goodrich™ Mallard Camouflage Gooseneck Barn Light. With a 14″ shade and two gooseneck arm styles to choose from, this wet-rated fixture will add a splash of light to your garage, workshop, or back porch to guide you home after the hunt. Customize this classic light with your choice of gooseneck arm finish — brushed aluminum, bronze, black, or the matching camouflage pattern!
For a smaller space, don’t miss the Goodrich™ Whitetail Camouflage Gooseneck Barn Light which features a compact, 10″ shade on either a G15 or G22 gooseneck arm. But don’t let the smaller shade size fool you. This fixture can still handle up to a 200-watt bulb for plenty of illumination over the workbench, on the garage wall, or by the barbeque grill where the smell of fresh trout and venison is making the neighbors jealous!Read More
When Wes Prince first saw his future home in Merida, a 500-year-old city on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, no one would have blamed him if he had completely leveled the place and built something new. But Wes saw the character of what he lovingly calls “the ruin” and transformed it into a stylish, functional, and inviting space with a definitive nod to its history. Wes chronicled the 59-week process on a Facebook page where friends and family could watch as the workers raised beams, poured concrete, installed new colorful tiling, and added a pool and rooftop patio.
On the streetside facade, Wes loved the look of a small gooseneck light over the door left by the previous owner. He thought it was fitting to replace it with a more updated version so after finding Barn Light Electric during an internet search, he chose our Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light for the space.
“We felt it important to preserve and respect the history of the home including the facade detail, wall niches, ceiling beams, and original doors. The new additions to the house are soaring and modern, and the blend of old and new works well,” Wes explains. “The exterior facing the street retained its original colonial design, but we zeroed in on an industrial/contemporary vision for the house. The Original™ Gooseneck was just the answer to highlight our lime green, 100-year-old front door!” Wes chose a galvanized finish for this American made light to complement the charcoal cement used on the exterior.
“The finish gives a hint of what will be found beyond the front door and the wire cage adds a bit of security to the fixture,” Wes says. Even though he’d found the perfect light, Wes almost didn’t buy it due to the shipping costs to Mexico. But when his wife Lola made a trip to Houston to visit a new grandbaby, she took advantage of the free shipping in the US and took an empty suitcase with her. The gooseneck was shipped to Houston, carefully repacked inside the suitcase, and arrived in perfect condition in Merida!
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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