We’re almost three months away from Labor Day, which means it’s time to pull out your favorite white linen pants and milk glass — gotta enjoy it while you can! We’re a little partial to white because it is one of the finishes in our beautiful Porcelain RLM collection. Our collection of white accents isn’t just limited to lighting. Here’s a sampling of some of our finest white home decor accessories!Read More
When Hélène of Pointe-Claire, Quebec began remodeling her kitchen, she wanted the various new elements, fixtures, and pendant lighting to respect the history of her centennial home.
“I wanted all of the new features to be in unity with the rest of the house,” Hélène says. “It is quite old. When I dig deep enough in the garden, I find horseshoes!” Hélène was striving for a country chic look but also the unpretentious, warm feel of a French farm. Hélène chose Barn Light Electric’s 12″ Ivanhoe® Sinclair Porcelain Pendant in a Graphite finish with a white canopy and polished nickel socket with a knob switch. Based on original 1930s designs, the Sinclair Pendant follows a simple industrial style with timeless appeal. Like all of our porcelain enamel lights, the Sinclair is American made with a baked-on porcelain enamel finish meant for a lifetime of use. Hélène also chose the black cotton twist cord for her new pendants for even more vintage flair.Read More
If you’ve been out and about this week, you probably noticed the store shelves are looking pretty bare. The hordes of post-holiday shoppers have ravaged the wrapping paper leftovers, and Valentine’s candy is quickly filling up the empty shelf space. But if you think your chances of getting a great holiday deal went over the fiscal cliff, think again. You still have time to save during the last hours of our Holiday Sale! You have until 11:59pm PST tonight to save 10% on any member of our Porcelain Enamel Lighting family and get Free Shipping on any item on our site.
Is there a kitchen remodel in your future? Check out this lovely renovation which took a builder-basic look with oak cabinetry and standard can lights to a stunning white space with open shelving accented by three 12″ Ivanhoe® Aero Shallow Bowl Porcelain Pendants in creamy Jadite. The Aero has a fun, modern look with a hint of industrial edginess and the soothing jadite finish really pops in this bright space. That porcelain enamel finish is one of the most durable you can buy and is a great choice for kitchens which see a lot of heat, steam, and occasional food fights if toddlers are nearby.
Our porcelain enamel fixtures are hand spun from commercial grade steel by our own craftsmen who spin the metal from a flat disc to the desired shape. Two coats of porcelain enamel glass are then hand-applied giving each shade its own unique character. The shades are baked in our porcelain enamel oven which seals the glass and gives the fixture its signature shiny finish designed for a lifetime of use.
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In recognition of National Made in America Month, Barn Light Electric® invites you to browse its selection of American made porcelain enamel barn lights. These vintage inspired lighting fixtures are manufactured utilizing raw steel and an exterior glass coating; two of the same top quality components which made the first RLM warehouse lights exceptionally durable.
The industrial look of the porcelain pendant is based on the original models from the early 1900′s, when Goodrich® produced the original Gooseneck RLM Warehouse Shades for agricultural and industrial use. Today, these pendants are commonly used in living rooms and kitchens of homes across the country. Regardless of which fixture you choose, you’ll find a variety of both modern and traditional porcelain enamel finishes to match your home. The most popular porcelain barn lights in our collection include the 12″ Goodrich® Dino Porcelain Gooseneck Light and the Ivanhoe® Sinclair Industrial Porcelain Pendant.
Versatility defines the Goodrich® Dino, which comes ready to install and ready to withstand years of use, just like the original Goodrich® Gooseneck Lights. The 12″ Dino shade comes in a variety of color options with your choice of three vintage style cotton twist cord options: Black, Brown or Putty. The shade comes standard with a round porcelain ceiling canopy and replica cotton twist cord (additional lengths available). Dino shades can be used alone or paired together for lighting larger areas, such as a kitchen island, or dining room table. Realsimple.com featured the Dino on a blog post about a cluttered laundry room that was transformed into an organized work space.
As homeowners and business owners have discovered, porcelain pendants add a special touch the surrounding atmosphere that’s truly one of a kind. A perfect example is at Dinosaur BBQ in Troy, New York, where a line of 10 Ivanhoe® Sinclair Industrial Porcelain Pendants hang above the bar in the center of the restaurant. The vintage green finish on the pendants blend with the thick reclaimed wood and local art relics lining the walls. Distinct features on this pendant – like solid brass sockets and vintage style paddle switches, add to the rustic roadhouse theme of the restaurant.
Our porcelain barn lights continue to gain popularity because they’re easy to clean and they retain their value over time. Porcelain enamel is the one finish that will retain its original color, so you’re investing in an American made product that is sustainable and reliable enough to withstand the test of time!Read More
Barn Light Electric® is pleased to announce the launch of an entirely new line of lighting – introducing the exclusive Barn Light Electric Porcelain Enamel Shades. For over 50 years, porcelain enamel production was nonexistent. Staying true to the passion for authentic, American-made lighting, Barn Light Electric® guarantees each porcelain enamel shade is still hand spun in the U.S.A – just as they were years ago.
The first series to be introduced by Barn Light Electric® is the Ivanhoe® Industrial Pendant. Appropriately named, this industrial 1930′s style pendant that was formerly used around gas stations, workshops, and factories. Because of their durability and extreme popularity, several companies began manufacturing porcelain fixtures, however, due to strict EPA regulations on porcelain lighting, most manufacturers went out of business or were shut down after the 1960′s.
Today, very few fixtures remain in good to mint condition; those that do remain, at times can bear a hefty vintage price tag. With our line of porcelain enamel shades, these highly sought after pieces can now be brought into your home at a much more affordable price. Perfect for accenting above tables, bars, or counter tops, the Goodrich® Sinclair comes ready to install and ready to withstand years of use, just like the originals.
Each 10 inch shade is available in your choice of multiple color selections: Vintage Green, White, Yellow, Black, or Cobalt Blue. Adorning the tops of each shade is one of two socket options – Solid Brass or a Nickel finish and an authentic on/off turn key paddle switch or knob. Stemming from each socket is your choice of three cotton twist cord options: Black, Brown or Putty. To complete the vintage look, a Nostalgic Edison Style light bulb can be included with each order of an Ivanhoe Industrial Pendant. Prices for each pendant start at $159.00 each.