There have been many exciting days in our history as Barn Light Electric has grown from a backyard workshop to more than 100 employees hand crafting our signature lighting for customers all over the world. Reviving the lost art of porcelain enamel lighting in America and celebrating the grand opening of our new manufacturing facility last fall were both major milestones.
Today we celebrate the launch of a new collection of bold industrial lighting with the help of our good friend Veronica Valencia, a Los Angeles-based designer, known for her fresh and innovative approaches to design.
The Veronica Valencia Collection features sleek shades with touches of rugged... Read More
When he purchased a piece of property last year with a nice home but no garage, today’s Featured Customer realized he was finally going to have his dream space. We talk with Mark in Arkansas about the creation of his combined garage and man cave that was designed with some serious inspiration from his favorite NFL team — the Seattle Seahawks. The perfect lighting? Our Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendants — in blue and green of course!
Q: Why did you decide to build the man cave/garage?
A: I have had a lifelong desire to design and build my own man cave. When I bought this property, I decided I could accomplish two tasks by incorporating a much-needed... Read More
The Irish playwright Oscar Wilde once said, “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” He could very well have been standing in front of a dilapidated old barn when he uttered this famous quote. Upon seeing a run down, rotting structure, most people would dial the closest demolition crew and simply start over. But luckily there are people in the world who have a special eye for potential. Our good friend Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design in Pennsylvania is one of these people. When his firm was hired to save a dilapidated old barn and turn it into a finished living space, he jumped right into the project.
“The owners of the barn were... Read More
Today’s Featured Customer must be the most popular guy in the neighborhood. Andrew built a new barn on his property in St. Louis, Missouri, and created a bar and entertainment area that would make many pub owners jealous. The crowning touch are half a dozen vintage industrial pendants from Barn Light Electric.
“We were trying to get a rustic, country bar feel. We love to visit Nashville so a lot of the inspiration came from our visits to the Nashville honkey tonk bars,” Andrew explains. “We wanted a place where we could have friends over that would be large enough to hold everyone but still have an atmosphere.” The new barn features a... Read More
The classic styling of an RLM warehouse shade has long been a popular choice for both residential and commercial lighting venues where a downward focus of light is desirable. Think restaurant tables and retail store displays on the commercial side and kitchen islands and front porches on the residential side. The bowl shape of the warehouse shade keeps the light directed down, not splashing onto the next table or into the neighbor’s front yard. But sometimes you a bit of uplighting add visual interest to a fixture and provides more light to a space.
We’re happy to introduce two new fixtures that do both — The Sydney and the Sydney Industrial!... Read More