After a long day browsing through every gift shop, attraction, and candy store on the main street in Gatlinburg, there’s nothing like a Texas-sized steak and baked potato to revive you for the evening activities. After all, you know your kids want to ride the Space Needle after dark! While we admit the neon beer sign might catch your eye if you’re hot and tired, we couldn’t help but notice the RLM-inspired warehouse shades beckoning tourists to the front door. These gooseneck barn lights are very much like The Drake Gooseneck Light, a perfect mid-sized shade with all the style of larger warehouse shades. These fixtures provide just the right amount of directed light spread over the doorway and sidewalk.
The Drake comes in both 12″ and 14″ shade sizes and a dozen finish colors ranging from neutral shades to bold and brilliant ones. More than 20 gooseneck arms are available for this light — find the right size and shape for your space or ask our knowledgeable sales staff for recommendations on a custom size. Adding a wire cage or cast guard and glass will help protect your bulb in high traffic, commercial operations such as this one and give a hint of vintage styling. The cage or guard can be finished in the same color as your shade or choose a complementary finish for a unexpected pop of color.
If you find there is a waiting list at the Texas Roadhouse, relax on the benches and peruse the menu under the matching warehouse shade pendants. Like many of our warehouse shades, the Drake family of fixtures includes several mounting options including the Drake Stem Mount Pendant, the Drake Wall Sconce, and the Drake Cord Hung Pendant. This gives you maximum flexibility in creating a cohesive lighting scheme with a variety of fixtures. finishes, and options to choose from. And all are American made with the highest quality materials designed to last!Read More
As you ascend the steep grade of Woodfin Street in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, you can’t help but notice the giant graffiti mural of two chickens. These elegant fowl mark the entrance to Chicken Alley, a narrow street lined with brick buildings. Chicken Alley got its name from the chicken processing that took place here decades ago; now it is home to artists’ studios, living spaces, and, according to local legend, the ghost of Dr. Jamie Smith who has been sighted countless times since his untimely death in a barroom confrontation back in 1902. Though we didn’t spot any unusual apparitions the day we visited Chicken Alley, we did find some classic gooseneck lights!
These lights are very much like our Original Warehouse Gooseneck Light and would have been the same type used during the chicken processing days of the 1930s and 40s. Their wide span of light was necessary for the work done in factories and on farms where these shades were often seen. The Original Gooseneck features an RLM-inspired shade that comes in five sizes ranging from 12″ to 20″ and a dozen beautiful finish colors. This classic light has a timeless appeal as it can blend with so many different styles depending on how you choose to customize it. The finish color can be traditional — think Black or Barn Red — or go with something funky and bright like Royal Blue or Buttery Yellow. A wire cage or cast guard and glass can lend your shade a vintage look — choose a matching cage or guard or pick a contrasting color for even more visual interest.
To create a familial look to your residential or commercial lighting plan, don’t miss the Original Stem Mount Pendant, Original Wall Sconce, and Original Warehouse Cord Hung Pendant — all American made of quality materials to last lifetime! Be sure to browse our Photo Gallery to see how our customers use all of these fixtures!Read More
Here at Barn Light Electric we are all on board the Buy American train, but we also love the Buy Local movement. So we were thrilled when one of our favorite locals walked through our doors recently to do a little lighting shopping for warehouse shades. Gregory Daniel is a long-time friend and fabulous portrait photographer here in town. He came into our retail store looking for lighting for his pool and patio area.Read More