You’ve come a long way baby. When schoolhouse lighting first came onto the scene back in the early 20th century, these hand-blown, glass globes were crafted to conceal bare bulbs that were the norm for lighting fixtures. These simple opaque globes instantly transformed a basic necessity into a design element that not only added a certain style to a space, but cut down on the harsh glare of a bare bulb. Schoolhouse lights were quite popular in public spaces such as government buildings, libraries, and yes, even schoolhouses.
If you follow this blog, you know that Barn Light Electric has a passion for vintage lighting, and we strive to pay homage to the... Read More
We all fell in love with silver, didn’t we? When those sleek, high-tech-looking finishes took over the design world, they pervaded every room of our house from stainless steel refrigerators and nickel plumbing fixtures to chrome chandeliers. In recent years, however, another shiny metal has been sneaking back into our lives. And we’re happy to say that the bold, and warmer, look of brass is back!
This centuries-old metal, known for its gold-like appearance, is actually a copper and zinc alloy. It conveys a sense of luxury and timelessness that many people desire for their home. Warmer than its silver cousins, brass harkens back to a simpler time when... Read More
With the latest blast of frigid air to roar into the United States, it’s officially time to turn our attention inside where it’s warm and cozy. For the next six weeks in particular, many of us will be focusing on our living and dining rooms in anticipation of the arrival of family and guests for the holiday festivities.
There are many touches you can add to your home to make it feel warm and inviting. A wood accent wall, soft throws or pillows in deep colors tossed on the couch, and rustic lighting are all great choices for giving your space a comfortable and stylish look.
Our collection of rustic lighting, which includes pendants, wall sconces, and... Read More
The development and expansion of LED lighting continues to grow thanks to savvy consumers who want to enjoy the benefits of using LEDs without sacrificing style or customizing options. More and more homeowners and business owners alike are choosing LED pendants for kitchens and living spaces and for commercial venues such as restaurants and retail stores that need stylish yet long-lasting, energy-efficient lighting.
Making the leap to LED lights has never been easier — or smarter. Barn Light Electric continues to expand its offerings of LED Pendant Lighting including Porcelain Enamel Pendants, Rustic Pendants, and a variety of Barn Pendants all with... Read More
When you hear the words LEED-certified, a brand new, modern structure filled with the latest green technology probably pops into your mind. One of the certification categories, however, is for existing buildings — those that are restored in an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient manner. The struggle comes in finding a balance between using modern technology while still honoring the vernacular of an older, and often historically significant, building.
When the good people behind the preservation of the Felt Estate in western Michigan made it their goal to have the Felt Mansion LEED certified, they knew LED lighting would be required.
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