Style Guide

All You Need to Know | The Original Barn Wall Sconce

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | The Original Barn Wall Sconce
The iconic Original™ Gooseneck Light is, hands-down, our most popular fixture. The handcrafted quality is unrivaled and the classic lines of this warehouse shade offer the rustic look so many desire. With dozens of customizing options to choose from, this gooseneck light embellishes both traditional and modern spaces with ease. Some spaces, however, call for a more compact profile than offered by a gooseneck mount. The Original™ Wall Sconce offers all of the style and customizing options of the Original™ Gooseneck but with a wall-hugging mount.The Original™ Wall Sconce features the same warehouse shade as the gooseneck but is affixed with two arms to a sturdy... 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

All You Need to Know | The Original Gooseneck Light

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | The Original Gooseneck Light
If we had to pick the most popular light on the Barn Light Electric website, the Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light would win hands down. Customers who purchase this gooseneck light describe it as iconic, classic, and timeless. In this month’s installment of our All You Need to Know series, we’re taking a look at this versatile and quintessential fixture and the countless ways customers incorporate it into their homes and businesses. ... Read More