Lighting Lingo

Understanding LED Lighting

Posted by on May 16, 2018 | 0 comments

Understanding LED Lighting
One of the things customers love most about shopping with Barn Light Electric is the ease of customizing their new lighting. Unlike a big-box store where you’re limited to what sits on the shelf, you can choose from an array of sizes, colors, mounting options, and add-on accessories. With LED lighting, there are even more choices. Here at Barn Light, we offer both LED Barn Lights and Porcelain Enamel LED Lights. We also just introduced a High-Lumen LED Collection suitable for commercial applications. When navigating the multitude of LED options, many consumers are unfamiliar with the terminology. Today we’re offering a primer on LED lighting so you can... Read More

How To | Shop Successfully Online for Quality, American-Made Lighting

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Shop Successfully Online for Quality, American-Made Lighting
Ever since the first secure, online retail transaction happened back in 1994, consumers have enjoyed the convenience of shopping from home. There is much to love about making a purchase from the couch and waiting for the mailman to hand it over at the door. But as we all know, shopping online has its nuances especially when shopping for something more permanent than bath soap and tissues. Here at Barn Light Electric, we strive to make your shopping experience as pleasant and seamless as possible. Today we’re offering some helpful hints on how to shop for lighting online. ... Read More

Lighting Lingo | Understanding the Anatomy of Stem Mount Lighting

Posted by on May 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Lighting Lingo | Understanding the Anatomy of Stem Mount Lighting
In a recent product review for the Primary Schoolhouse Stem Mount Pendant, a customer bestowed an Excellent rating on her new pendants and wrote that the fixtures were “beautifully crafted and well packed.” She noted, however, that she misunderstood how to calculate the stem length measurement. So today we’re offering a quick primer on the parts of stem mounted lighting and how to accurately measure the size of stem you need for your space. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Customer Service Team Handles Queries from Routine to Rare

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Customer Service Team Handles Queries from Routine to Rare
While you may know about our highly skilled team of craftsmen who transform raw metals into stylish barn lights, you may not know as much about our equally talented sales team. These folks work behind the scenes to help our customers every day and were honored last week with the Best of Houzz Award for Customer Service for the fourth year in a row! Our sales team handles the front lines fielding questions on everything from finish colors to mounting options to LED lumens. They’ve heard it all… ... Read More

Tips to Remember When Shopping Online for Lighting

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 | 0 comments

Tips to Remember When Shopping Online for Lighting
Shopping online is a wonderful thing. Personally, I do not venture within a mile of the local mall after Thanksgiving. I much prefer the comfort of my couch, a warm fire, and a glass of wine when I shop. People at Macy’s get annoyed when you sit on their couches and pull out a flask. Trust me on this one. And while shopping online offers plenty of benefits, there are challenges as well. Is that orange pillow more in the red family or yellow? How thick is that fabric? How big is that light bulb? Photography, perspective, computer monitors, and more all play a part in what you see on the screen. ... Read More

Lighting Lingo | Porcelain Enamel Lighting Primer

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Lighting Lingo | Porcelain Enamel Lighting Primer
While there are dizzying numbers of light fixtures available on the market today, the type of finish gets quickly whittled down to two. Yes, there are metals to consider, such as brass and copper, but if you want a color, your choices typically come down to either a powder coat or porcelain enamel finish. A powder coat finish offers durability for use inside and out and is available in a wide range of colors. Porcelain enamel offers that and more. Once a staple in the lighting industry back in the early 20th century, porcelain enamel lighting was the gold standard for commercial lighting. From warehouses and factories to gas stations and retail stores, porcelain... Read More