On a recent trip through the funky little coastal town of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, we enjoyed a fabulous fried grouper sandwich and some sweet tea at Creek Ratz, a local joint that specializes in fresh seafood, cold beer, and some wonderful industrial lighting. We showed you in a previous blog how galvanized industrial warehouse pendants complete with a red wire cage are used to highlight the bar area with rustic style.
And outside on the patio, we discovered some old gas station lights that had been refurbished and refinished in the Creek Ratz trademark red that provide just the right touch of color and downward-directed light to the deck. To get this look for your restaurant or commercial lighting plan, check out our expanded selection of Post Mount Lighting which includes a variety of both single and double warehouse shades plus post mount lanterns.
The Gold Rush Single Post Mount Exterior Light offers a similar classic look with either a 20″ or 26″ inch shade and can be customized with one of 17 different finish colors. Add a cast guard and glass, in a variety of colors and textures, to give this light even more vintage appeal. Several options are also available for the pole itself including a direct burial or aluminum fluted cast pole.
If you’re looking for something a little more modern and fun, don’t miss the Seaside Radial Wave Single Post Mount Decorative Exterior Light. This wavy, American-made reflector shade will draw lots of attention and is perfect for walkways, outdoor patios, and parking lots. These fixtures, like all of our porcelain enamel barn lights, are hand spun from commercial grade steel then coated with porcelain enamel glass. The shades are baked at extremely high temperatures to seal the glass for a high gloss finish that will never fade or corrode. Even with the South’s abundant sunshine, porcelain enamel will provide a lifetime of use!Read More
It’s not too often that you can have the best of both worlds when you choose where to live. But in the Southcliff community in Asheville, North Carolina, you can indeed have the peace and quiet of the mountains just minutes from the bustling downtown scene. Located on the south face of Cedar Cliff Mountain, this family-focused community offers panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains but is located just seven miles from the vivacious streets of downtown Asheville. The developers incorporated many natural elements into the streetscapes, signage, and overall architectural style with a desire for the homes to blend in with their surroundings. Lining the quiet streets of this gated community are post mount lanterns much like those found in our collection of Copper Gas & Electric Lanterns.
These lights offer gentle lighting by night and add a look of refined style during daylight hours. For a similar Old World look for your community or business, check out the Sylvan Springs Lantern which is available in three sizes. This copper lantern can handle a gas or electric light source with different options for bulbs and burners. In addition to a post mount option, this fixture can also be stem or wall mounted.
For a bit of a different look, try the Pleasant Grove Lantern which comes in a small or medium size also with an aged copper finish. It comes with a dozen different mounting options and the glass can be tempered or seeded. Copper is a very unique finish that will not corrode or rust over time. It gently ages, thanks to a reaction to the oxygen in the atmosphere, to a natural patina. Copper has been in use for close to 10,000 years and it has been estimated that 80 percent of all the copper ever mined is still in use today. All of our copper fixtures are manufactured to last a lifetime with virtually no maintenance.Read More