Barn Light Manufacturing

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light’s Hand Spinner

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light’s Hand Spinner
Barn Light Electric‘s machine shop is where handcrafted barn lights and porcelain enamelware are born. Large sheets of metal are cut into flat disks then placed on a hand lathe. Our crew of talented metal spinners bend and shape each disk around a mold to create light shades, bowls, plates, and more. It’s difficult work that requires both strength and finesse, and lots of practice, to force the metal into the desired shape. ... Read More

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

High Lumen LED Schoolhouse Lights Debut at Lightfair International

Posted by on May 11, 2018 | 0 comments

High Lumen LED Schoolhouse Lights Debut at Lightfair International
The phrase “Where vintage and modern collide” isn’t just a slogan for our t-shirts here at Barn Light Electric. This phrase describes the passion we have for handcrafting classic styles of lighting while making them fresh and relevant with new materials, finishes, and options Grandma never dreamed of. We’re sharing our passion this week with others in the industry at the annual LIGHTFAIR International trade show taking place in Chicago. It’s been a jam-packed week of meeting old friends and making new ones as we unveil our newest offerings with those in the lighting industry. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Pollock-Inspired Porcelain Lights for Kitchen Reno

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Pollock-Inspired Porcelain Lights for Kitchen Reno
As Crystal pulled together the details in her recent kitchen renovation, she searched for a way to introduce a splash of color to the neutral space. “Our kitchen is modern contemporary, but we wanted to add a touch of rustic industrial into the mix,” she says. Crystal, an interior designer, chose Jackson Pollock-inspired pendants that combine rustic barn style with a unique finish. These Pollock #8 Pendants features Pollock’s signature “drip paint” technique. Our artisans skillfully apply porcelain enamel glass in shades of Red, Delphite, and White to create a pattern that varies slightly from fixture to fixture thanks to the hands-on... Read More

Color Trends | Embracing the Many Hues of Blue

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Color Trends | Embracing the Many Hues of Blue
We’re in a blue mood today, but it’s all good since we’re exploring some wonderful variations of this hue! Blue is a calming color that evokes the sky and the sea and is often chosen for bedrooms, living rooms, and other spaces where we relax. Our palette of blues, available in both powder coat and porcelain enamel, ranges from rich Navy to delicate Delphite. These colors help create lighting that stands out as a focal point in a space or stars in a supporting role to complement other decor. ... Read More

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home
We’re excited to introduce a new series to the blog today! Whitney May and her husband Peter are sharing their journey of building a modern farmhouse in Vermont. We will follow along as they make decisions on colors, materials, decor, and yes, lighting! Whitney will take over the blogger’s chair on a regular basis this spring and summer to chronicle the ups and downs of the construction process. ... Read More