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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

Lighting Lingo | How to Decipher Those Icons As You Customize Lighting

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Lighting Lingo | How to Decipher Those Icons As You Customize Lighting
One of the comments we hear repeatedly from customers is how much they love being able to customize lighting at Barn Light Electric. Judy, for example, had her eye on a pair of rustic wall sconces for her bathroom makeover (read about the project here). She wanted the sconces to match her wall color, but it’s hard to find quality, American-made sconces in Delphite Blue at the big box store! Judy was able to customize her new lighting not only with the perfect baby blue finish color but also with a heavy-duty cast guard and ribbed glass to complete the rustic industrial look.  ... Read More