Posts by Betty

Behind the Scenes | Celebrating Fathers & Family at Barn Light Electric

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Spending time with Dad on Father’s Day is always special, but here at Barn Light Electric, two of our dads get to spend time with their kids every single day at work. This father-and-son team plus a father-and-daughter duo spend their days handcrafting, finishing, assembling, and shipping our American-made lighting. Jordan has been with the company for six years and has worked in almost every area including assembly, shipping, and inventory. He currently spends a lot of time with the R&D team putting his engineering skills to work and creating drawings for new product development. ... Read More

Wavy Shade Barn Lights Add Color to Tybee Island Beach Homes

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Wavy Shade Barn Lights Add Color to Tybee Island Beach Homes
It’s summertime and the living is beachy! One of our favorite spots, other than our own back yard, is Tybee Island, Georgia. On a recent trip to this laid-back isle just east of Savannah, we spotted some colorful exterior lighting. We discovered that our friend, Savannah designer Jane Coslick, lent her talented eye and color savvy-hand in decorating several of these spaces. We’re sharing some photos today as summer inspiration! ... Read More

How To | Choose the Best Garage Lighting

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Choose the Best Garage Lighting
Several weeks ago, our guest blogger Melissa Andersen tackled design questions posed by our readers. (If you missed the post, you can find it here.) One of the questions concerned lighting for the garage, so we decided to expand on the topic in today’s post. First and foremost, garage lighting should be wet-rated for exterior use. Every product page on our site offers this information under the Product Details tab. For maximum durability, porcelain enamel lighting is a great choice thanks to its tough-as-nails finish. Porcelain enamel will never fade even in our famous Florida sunshine! ... Read More

Featured Customer | LED Barn Pendants Play Nice with Vans' Old Skool Style

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | LED Barn Pendants Play Nice with Vans' Old Skool Style
Nobody does “old skool” quite like Vans. Since 1966, when brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren started manufacturing shoes and selling them directly to their California customers, the Vans name has been synonymous with creativity and self-expression. When the Vans campus in Costa Mesa, Calfornia, recently underwent an extensive renovation, the design aesthetic played up the Vans’ signature style. ... Read More

Gooseneck Lighting Finds a Home Indoors

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Gooseneck Lighting Finds a Home Indoors
When you picture a classic gooseneck light, you probably think of it perched on a barn. Or a workshop or above a garage door. Like this beauty… But many people find that gooseneck barn lights are perfectly adaptable for indoor applications as well. These two Maritime Shallow Bowl Gooseneck Lights are a great alternative to pendants over this banquette, and the vivid Orange finish adds a fun pop of color. ... Read More

All You Need to Know | The Original Warehouse Pendant

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 | 2 comments

All You Need to Know | The Original Warehouse Pendant
When we started handcrafting our line of vintage-inspired lighting more than 10 years ago, we turned to the iconic RLM warehouse shade for inspiration. This traditional design characterized the fixtures found in factories and warehouses and on farms. We named our new design the Original™ and created a variety of pendants, gooseneck lights, and wall sconces with this shade. The Original™ remains our best-selling shade, and although its industrial-style design dates back almost 100 years, this fixture can bring an updated feel to more contemporary spaces thanks to the many customizing options we offer. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Gooseneck Lights Blend Farmhouse, Craftsman Styles

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Gooseneck Lights Blend Farmhouse, Craftsman Styles
When Morgan and her husband started planning for their new home in Oklahoma City, they wanted to stay true to the traditional style of the area. “Homes here are known for their brick-and-stone exteriors with lush, green lawns,” she says. “We wanted to stay true to the traditional and craftsman styles of the neighborhoods we grew up in. But we also wanted to incorporate farmhouse elements that remind us of our grandparents’ farms which bring back very fond memories for us too.” ... Read More

Featured Customer | Easy-to-Customize Porch Lighting for Vintage Farmhouse

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Easy-to-Customize Porch Lighting for Vintage Farmhouse
Some people look at a 170-year-old house and see outdated plumbing, faulty wiring, and sagging floors. Liz Marie took one look at her Grand Rapids, Michigan, home and saw nothing but dreams. “The original home was built in 1847,” she says. “We love the old farmhouse, the wraparound porch, the barn, and the land. We love it all, and it’s only a few minutes away from Starbucks too!” Liz Marie chronicles the renovations of her “new” home on the Liz Marie Blog. Last fall, she decided the front porch needed barn lights to tie together the farmhouse feel. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Wall Sconces Kick Off Bathroom Renovation

Posted by on May 30, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Wall Sconces Kick Off Bathroom Renovation
When considering all of the changes you can make in a renovation, how does lighting play into the plan? For Becky Morrison, new lights topped her list when she tackled the redesign of her master bathroom. “The lights were the first selection I made for this space,” Becky says. “They were the inspiration. Our vacation home is a classic ranch built in 1957, and I wanted the bathroom to have a fun, retro feel.”  ... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lights for a High Desert Craftsman Home

Posted by on May 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lights for a High Desert Craftsman Home
A self-proclaimed “lighting junkie” from Colorado, Joseph is wrapping up the finishing touches on his new 1,250-square-foot, craftsman-style home. When searching exterior lighting, the size and shape of the shade was important but so was finding a fixture that could last in the high desert environment. He spotted Barn Light Electric on This Old House and liked what he saw on the company website. ... Read More