Posts by Betty

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Interns Learn Ins & Outs of Manufacturing

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Interns Learn Ins & Outs of Manufacturing
According to Mike Rowe, TV host and advocate for trades and manufacturing jobs, “Opportunity usually shows up in overalls and looking like work.” This summer, opportunity at Barn Light Electric showed up in company t-shirts and jeans as four interns took their places alongside our full-time staff to learn the processes behind creating American-made lighting. These four young men, three high school students and one college student, all grew up on the Space Coast and were welcomed into the Barn Light ranks in June. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage Lighting Adds Retro Style to Kitchen Reno

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage Lighting Adds Retro Style to Kitchen Reno
The open floor plan continues to be popular especially for those who like large, combined spaces for entertaining. It also works well for families who enjoy spreading out between kitchen, living, and dining rooms but still want to carry on a conversation or keep an eye on kids. Lighting these spaces is both a challenge and an opportunity as Jennifer discovered when she recently renovated her kitchen. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Tiny House Boasts Big Style with Barn Pendants

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Tiny House Boasts Big Style with Barn Pendants
The tiny house movement has grown much larger than its diminutive footprint and shows no signs of fading anytime soon. While some consumers embrace the pared-down lifestyle a smaller home offers, others are finding new uses for these compact and cozy spaces. Christa and Paul decided to build a tiny home to serve as a quaint bed-and-breakfast on their property in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.  ... Read More

Expanding Lineup Collection Offers Super Efficient, Stylish LED Fixtures

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 | 0 comments

Expanding Lineup Collection Offers Super Efficient, Stylish LED Fixtures
It’s midseason and two new stars are joining our Lineup Collection today! The Outfield and Gridiron Series are the latest heavy-hitters in our commercial LED lighting offerings. The dome-shaped profile of this new fixture presents a mid-sized shade perfect for high-traffic commercial spaces in need of crisp, bright lighting. These shades complement the other players in the lineup — the deep bowl look of the Overtime and Kickoff and the traditional warehouse shade of the Playoff and Scrimmage. ... Read More

How To | Create a Dynamic Office Vibe with Furniture & Lighting

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Create a Dynamic Office Vibe with Furniture & Lighting
The office environment has come a long way since the fluorescent-lit, cube farm days of just a few years ago. Company CEOs and human resource pros figured out that happy employees are productive employees, and the office vibe plays a big role in how comfortable people feel at work. Lighting and furniture make a world of difference in office decor, and we’d like to share some of our favorite examples with you on the blog today. ... Read More

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting
Born from a passion for the quality of vintage-style lighting, Barn Light Electric embraces the time-honored styles of early 20th century lighting. Our artisans work thoughtfully to maintain the craftsmanship of these designs while incorporating updated materials, finish colors, and dozens of customizing options. The Schoolhouse Lighting Collection is one of our most popular. For many years, schoolhouse lights were simple, hand-blown glass globes crafted to conceal bare bulbs that dangled from a cord. These opaque globes transformed a basic necessity into a design element that added style to public buildings and schoolhouses and eliminated the harsh glare of the... Read More

All You Need to Know | Dark Sky-Friendly Lighting

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Dark Sky-Friendly Lighting
With the growth of industrialized societies worldwide, light pollution has become a global issue. According to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the widespread use of artificial light at night can adversely affect the environment and energy consumption. Here at Barn Light Electric, many of our fixtures are rooted in RLM-inspired designs which are a natural for dark sky-friendly lighting. The classic warehouse shade, with the bulb tucked high inside, focuses the illumination downward, away from the sky, and produces less glare. ... Read More

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element
We talk about color quite often here on the Barn Light Electric blog, but today we’re considering the role of white in design and lighting. White, as you might guess, has no hue, but reflects whatever color you shine on it. If you missed this blog post, our guest blogger Whitney May discovered how her light bulbs could change the color of the “white” tile in her powder room! People often use white as a neutral base then add pops of color with fixtures, furniture, and other accent pieces. Others prefer the classic look of black and white with punches of gray thrown in.  ... Read More

How To | Kitchen Lighting Tips

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Kitchen Lighting Tips
We often say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. With a wide range of activities taking place from weekend breakfast spreads and after-school homework to entertaining friends and late-night cups of tea, the kitchen is one space where lighting is a critical component to functionality and style. Today, we’ve gathered some of our best kitchen lighting tips from both customers and our guest bloggers. And, as always, our sales team is a great resource when you have questions about kitchen lighting! ... Read More

Our Favorite Barns & the Lights That Make Them Memorable

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Our Favorite Barns & the Lights That Make Them Memorable
Thanks to customer photos filling our Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook feeds, we enjoy a daily dose of beautiful spaces highlighted with our quality, American-made lighting. We have our favorites, but the space that always speaks to our hearts is a barn. We’ve seen barns ranging from old, well-worn tobacco sheds to brand-new barns we’d like to live in. We wanted to share some of our favorites on the blog today. If you’ve got an outbuilding that needs some love, these pics will inspire you! ... Read More