Picking out pendant lighting can be tricky! Trying to marry functionality and aesthetics with hundreds of sizes, finish colors, and options to choose from can be overwhelming. Where to start? If you’re shopping for your first barn pendant light, we have a few simple questions you can consider to help narrow down your selections so you can select the perfect light for your space.
1. How large is the area you need to illuminate?
Most people install pendant lights about three feet above their table or kitchen island. Depending on the size and color of your surface, you may need one, two, or even several lights to make sure the area is well lit. For example, our classic Original™ Warehouse Pendant casts a wide span of downward directed light.
For a small breakfast table, the 14″ size would be suitable but if you have a larger or rectangular area, you may want to consider a larger size or use more than one pendant. It’s good to have more light than you think you’ll need, but utilize dimmer switches so you can control the amount of light and set the mood of the moment.
2. What about all of the accessories I can choose?
There are several ways to customize the American made Original™ Warehouse Pendant. The homeowner above chose to keep her dining room palette fairly neutral but let the finish on her pendant make a bold statement.
If you like more traditional finishes but still want that something extra, consider adding on a wire cage or cast guard unit which can add an industrial or vintage look. With the cast guard option, you can switch up the look by choosing different finish colors for the guard and shade. The Wallaby Industrial Cord Hung Pendant on the right features a Barn Red shade with a more neutral Galvanized cast guard while the Brisbane Industrial Cord Hung Pendant on the left sports a Galvanized shade with a pop of red on the cast guard. Either look draws attention!
3. How prominent do you want the light to appear in comparison to its surroundings?
If you want your barn light to become the focal point of a room, a larger size will definitely stand out whereas a smaller light can blend in more. Another way to make your barn light really pop is to be bold and choose more than one color like in the space above.
And, if you’re still unsure, our sales associates are always available for assistance along the way. They’re knowledgeable, friendly and eager to hear about your projects!
This is an update of a post that ran in May 2011.Read More
Dianne’s Fishbar knows zesty. From their eclectic menu of East-Coast flavors, Baja Mexican and seafood samplings to their vibrant restaurant interiors, Dianne’s passion for dining experiences makes it a highlight of the Ontario, Canada cuisine scene.
Before Dianne’s, this venue housed an Italian restaurant. Its transformation was a design collaboration between owner Tim Pater, SZA Architects, and builder Trevor Henderson. We got in touch with Tim to chat about his vision for this restaurant and what drew him to BarnLightElectric.com for unique restaurant lighting solutions.Read More
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Another photo was sent in from a customer who couldn’t wait to show off her new galvanized pendant – so soon, she hasn’t even finished decorating yet! This photo comes from a mother in the process of converting her son’s bedroom into a sports themed space dedicated to the New York Yankees.
A 17 inch Barn Light Warehouse Pendant in a galvanized metal finish was chosen for the space. Galvanized metal is known for being a durable yet highly stylish material – what better fit for a growing boy’s bedroom! A unique feature to many of our barn light pendants are the addition of optional accessories. The customer today chose to include a red wire cage to go over the base of the shade. This wire cage was a perfect choice as it resembles many of the lights found around locker rooms and hallways of historic baseball stadiums. Once the final Yankees’ gear is brought into the space, we’re confident this room will be a big….hit!
The Barn Light Warehouse Pendant is a popular choice among parents who are renovating their kids rooms with an emphasis on vintage and rustic themes. When Jenni Weston decided to transform a former spare bedroom into a playroom for her two sons, she added a similar galvanized All Weather Farm Light Stem Mount pendant. The light complemented the playroom’s creamy white wood walls, striped rug, and chipper fabric curtains.
If today’s fixture looks familiar, you may also recognize it from the Hill Family featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. A number of 17â€ Warehouse Pendants with red wire guards were suspended from the ceiling around the sports themed basement.Read More
The lighting in factories and manufacturing facilities of the early 1900â€™s was simplistic and functional, based primarily on low hanging trouble lights with protective wire guards that encased the bulb. This raw, simplistic design enabled a large amount of atmospheric lighting to spill out over workbenches and assembly lines in these industrial settings. With the development of traditional warehouse RLM lighting in the 1930â€™s, these typical lights were ultimately phased out in many facilities for reflective warehouse shades. In a sweeping attempt to recapture the simplistic nature of the Second Industrial Revolution, many homeowners and designers are turning to the minimalistic lights of the past to bring a unique retro personality to their projects. Reflecting this simplified mantra, the latest line of Vintage Industrial Ceiling Lighting captures the stripped down appearance of factory lighting that predates the great depression. Outfitted with a stem or twisted cotton cord, the lights in this section provide a rustic alternative to many of the mass-produced contemporary lights on the market. Used to highlight displays or supply ornamental decoration, the utility of these lights often leads to creative placement and uses. Whether outfitted with a wire cage or bare socket these vintage reproductions capture the spirit of the Industrial Era, delivering a touch of nostalgia with unique simple styling.Read More
Providing radiant heat is extremely important to consider when raising pigs, chicks, lambs, and calves. Until now most brooder lamps were flimsy and lacked gains in performance due to their often small, shallow size. By increasing the dimensions and creating a deeper bowl design, our Farm & Barn Infra Red Brooder Lamps are capable of a larger more evenly distributed blanket of warmth. This feature proves to be invaluable after the incubating period of chicken and duck eggs, where 24 hours after they hatch they will require an evenly dispersed heat to properly warm the hatchlings. Classic brooders often emitted too much heat leading to more adjustments and increased monitoring, but the advanced vented design of our Infra Red Brooders allows for a more independent operation. In instances where livestock is warmed, these brooders come with a removable wire guard to protect the animals from damaging the porcelain socket and light bulb. These versatile upgraded brooders provide the utmost performance and care for your animals, making them ideal for any agricultural environment that may call for evenly dispersed heat.Read More