We’ve got something new rolling out of the porcelain oven and guess what — it’s not a gooseneck, a wall sconce, or even a pendant! While porcelain enamel is a much sought-after finish for lighting because of its durability and high-gloss shine, what we’ve got cooking today is our new collection of Porcelain Enamel Dinnerware. Handcrafted from commercial grade steel just like our light shades, these are heavy-duty, American-made originals – don’t mistake these for lightweight, imported adaptations you may have seen!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
If you’ve done your research and decided it’s time to invest in LED lighting for your home or business, you probably already know that LED light fixtures can be, well, boring. Unimaginative. Dare we say, ugly? We are happy to tell you that, at long last, you can give the Google search a rest as Barn Light Electric has combined the best in vintage styling with the latest in LED technology for the ultimate light fixture! You can indeed have it all – quality, American made lights plus the high efficiency, environmentally friendly aspects of LED bulbs.Read More
Although the annual shopping frenzy is in its final throes, we don’t want you to forget that our Holiday Sale is still going strong until January 4th! You get Free Shipping on any purchase and enjoy an extra 10% off any fixture in our Porcelain Enamel Lighting family! During one of our many trips to the mall this season, we were sidetracked by our very own Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief Warehouse Porcelain Pendants! That cobalt blue is stunning and the industrial look of this rugged fixture gives it an edgy and hip feel. We love the addition of the red cotton twist cord which adds a pop of color streaming down from the ceiling. The height of these fixtures is perfect for throwing some light onto individual displays without a lot of harsh glare.
Designers who work on commercial lighting projects look for fixtures that are crafted from quality materials that won’t rust or fall apart in six months. Affordable lights that are energy conscious and budget friendly also rank high on a professional’s list!
All of our porcelain enamel lights, including the Goodrich™ family of goosenecks, the Ivanhoe™ cord hung pendants, the Benjamin™ stem mounts, and the Wheeler™ family of wall sconces, are all American made and hand crafted by our metal artisans. Two coats of porcelain enamel glass are hand applied to each shade which is then baked in our porcelain oven to create the long-lasting, high gloss finish that characterizes porcelain enamel lighting. Each shade develops its own unique character thanks to this hands-on process. Commercial business owners especially appreciate the minimal maintenance that is required to keep these shades looking brand new. A simple dusting now and then and a soap-and-water cleanup is all it takes!Read More
You make a trip to the mall, list in hand, determined to stay focused, and look what happens. There’s really cool barn lighting everywhere! That happens to us sometimes too, and we just can’t resist snapping a picture or two to show how commercial lighting can be fun, stylish, and functional all at once. Take these handsome black sign lights highlighting the name of this store. Where other stores let the mall’s generic, fluorescent lights do the job, this business chose to add some style to their entrance.Read More