They pack a lot of culture, sunshine, and absolute fun into the seven square miles that make up our nation’s southernmost city. While Key West, Florida, is known for many things, the history of the place is particularly fascinating. Cuba may come to mind when you think of cigar making, but Key West was once considered the cigar capital of the world shipping more than 62 million cigars annually. In the late 1800s, there were more than 80 cigar factories with hundreds of workers living in small conch houses. One of these houses, severely damaged by fire in 2011, was recently rebuilt by today’s Featured Customer Mark who shares with us why he chose gooseneck barn lighting to honor the history of the home.Read More
Though the city of Chicago burned to the ground in the late 1800s in one of the largest disasters of the 19th century, residents soon rose up and started rebuilding. One of those new homes, built in 1894, is in the Lakeview neighborhood north of the city and is home to Courtney, a hospitality designer by trade. Recently, she began renovating this historic building, and her eclectic tastes began to emerge.Read More
What’s inside your business walls may seem more important than what’s outside, but the exterior lighting on your commercial building is often the first thing your customers see. Your exterior style sets the tone for your business and can either turn people off or draw them through the door. For Carrie, a Featured Customer in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, a great deal of time went into choosing the exterior lighting for her new business — the Stockbox Grocery.
“Our community had issues with the storefronts not having adequate lighting,” Carrie explains. “When we went to community meetings, the first thing they wanted to know about our business was what the exterior lighting would look like.” So Carrie spent hours on the internet looking for lights with the perfect balance of style and functionality.
“At Barn Light Electric, we were able to get porcelain gooseneck shades in our mint color which I couldn’t find anywhere,” she says. “I was a bit nervous about it, but it blends so well with our paint.” Carrie selected four 12″ Jadite Goodrich™ Dino Porcelain Gooseneck Lights for over the long, dark green awning. For underneath, Carrie went with the space-saving Maritime Yard Light in a Galvanized finish. On the sides of the building, two Goodrich™ Sky Chief Porcelain Gooseneck Lights also in Jadite keep the alleyway and adjacent signage well lit.
“We decided early on that we wanted warehouse style lights; they’re streamlined and provide good area lighting,” Carrie says. “And it’s a good multipurpose light that let us bring in a pop of color.” Carrie was pleased that she could get multiple styles of American-made gooseneck lights at one source with a variety of finish colors and options.
And now Barn Light Electric is offering an even more attractive alternative for commercial lighting — energy-efficient and environmentally friendly LED lighting in all your favorite gooseneck styles! The Gooseneck LED collection and the Goodrich™ Porcelain Gooseneck LED collection both offer stylish RLM warehouse shades on a variety of gooseneck arm styles. These lights are enhanced by the very best in LED lighting technology from Cree, the nation’s leading innovator in LED lighting. Using TrueWhite® technology, these LED lights offer the warm, bright light found in incandescent bulbs but with a much longer life and no hazardous mercury.
Photos courtesy of Paul Hagopian and Stockbox Grocery
In one of the final episodes of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Barn Light Electric was proud to supply two porcelain gooseneck barn lights as a stunning accent for a little girl’s Texas bedroom. Shown here are the Goodrich™ Esso Porcelain Gooseneck lights in a delightful Yellow finish. The Esso comes in both 8″ and 10″ sizes and a rainbow of porcelain enamel finish colors. Perhaps Cherry Red or creamy Jadite would suit your style, or if you want something more traditional, consider Graphite or Bronze.Read More
Before they opened their new Fork & Wrench Bar and Dining Room, the owners of this eatery spent two years designing and building the interior space with the goal of creating an environment that is a tribute to the working classes of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. There are hints of a workshop, a linen factory line, a pharmacy, a college science lab, and a savings and loan office scattered throughout the rooms, balconies, and courtyards of the space. Loads of industrial touches are evident including bare bulb pendants, industrial stools at the bar, and plenty of wrought iron to complement the warm, dark wood throughout.Read More