Lighting Hardware

Featured Customer | Farmhouse Lighting Adds Vintage Charm with Modern Options

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Farmhouse Lighting Adds Vintage Charm with Modern Options
In Wednesday’s post, we visited with Chuck and Jane who recently moved into their new mountain home in western North Carolina. Jane, an interior designer by trade, used her keen eye to create a rustic home with loads of character but also a sense of elegance. The 3,000-square-foot home is filled with light from windows on all sides. Jane used sign lighting in the living area to illuminate the stunning vaulted ceiling and exposed rafters. ... Read More

Lighting Lingo | How to Choose the Right Canopy for your Stem Mount Ceiling Pendant

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 | 1 comment

Lighting Lingo | How to Choose the Right Canopy for your Stem Mount Ceiling Pendant
When it comes to choosing the perfect ceiling pendant, it’s so easy to get completely wrapped up in two details — the style of the shade and the finish color. And of course, those two things are pretty important! But when choosing a pendant light, you also need to consider the mounting. If your new pendant will be hung in a location that is subject to wet or even damp conditions such as a breezeway, screened-in porch, bathroom, or outdoor shower, you should choose a stem mount light.  A stem mount light fixture, as defined in our Glossary, is one that features a metal pipe to hang the fixture from the ceiling. This metal pipe houses all electrical wiring... Read More

Wall Lights Easy to Direct with Swivel Knuckle

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Wall Lights Easy to Direct with Swivel Knuckle
It’s the little things in life that matter. A spontaneous hug from a toddler. Three green lights in a row. An unexpected letter in the mail from an old friend. (People still do that, right?!) Sometimes in our growing list of products we offer here at Barn Light Electric, the little things get lost in the shuffle. And one of our newest little things can have a big impact on your gooseneck light, ceiling pendant, or sign lighting. ... Read More

Lighting Lingo | That Flat Thing on the Ceiling Explained!

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 | 3 comments

Lighting Lingo | That Flat Thing on the Ceiling Explained!
I admit that I may be biased, but I strongly believe the sales team here at Barn Light Electric is unrivaled. In a time when internet-based companies can be faceless and often unresponsive, the team at Barn Light Electric takes each phone call and personal visit in the showroom to heart. They know lighting inside and out and are happy to give advice on what fixtures work well in different spaces and offer solutions for difficult lighting situations. You know, like that tiny laundry room with the low ceiling? Yep, they’ve got lights for that! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Brilliant Cobalt Blue Nautical Lighting for Florida Beach Home

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 | 6 comments

Featured Customer | Brilliant Cobalt Blue Nautical Lighting for Florida Beach Home
When Tom and Susan replaced their wooden decking and added a porch on their Palm Coast, Florida home, they knew the fading exterior light fixtures would also have to go. “The plastic fixtures were getting really old looking and the plastic was eroded from the combination of wind, sun, salt, and age,” Tom explains. “They were about eight years old and whatever we put up had to be beach-friendly because we don’t want to replace fixtures year after year.” The couple’s home is just south of St. Augustine, Florida, and is subject to the wear and tear that accompanies our famous Florida sunshine. Susan spotted an ad for Barn Light Electric... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Hardware Completes Vintage Lighting Find

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 | 3 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Hardware Completes Vintage Lighting Find
Our Featured Customer today describes himself as “a big collector and restorer” of vintage lighting so we were thrilled when he shared his latest find with us. Bob, from California, loves making old fixtures like new again so when he discovered an old porcelain warehouse shade at antique fair a few months ago, he snapped it up for a cool $30. “I only cleaned it up and touched up a couple of dings in the porcelain,” Bob says, “then I gave it a good coat of car wax.” With the shade back to its original shiny self, Bob planned to install it on his patio. But he soon discovered a problem. ... Read More