Graniteware Lighting

Porcelain Enamel Pendants Offer Vintage Style, Modern Options

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Porcelain Enamel Pendants Offer Vintage Style, Modern Options
Much of our inspiration for barn lights comes from the vintage designs of the 1930s and 40s. Porcelain enamel pendants from this era were handcrafted from the highest quality materials available to last for decades. One of our most popular barn pendant lights is the Ivanhoe® Sinclair Porcelain Pendant. Based on an original RLM warehouse shade, this simple, industrial style pendant features a shallow bowl shade with a rugged porcelain enamel finish. ... Read More

Porcelain Enamel Dinnerware Makes a Splash on the Table

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Porcelain Enamel Dinnerware Makes a Splash on the Table
It’s been almost four years since Barn Light Electric revived the lost art of manufacturing porcelain enamel lighting. With a cadre of metal spinners and a special oven that we purchased and shipped over from Italy, we re-introduced the rugged, high-gloss beauty of porcelain enamel to a whole new audience. While porcelain enamel lighting was once a staple of the lighting industry back in the early 20th century, it was used almost exclusively in commercial applications.  ... Read More

Featured Customer | Period-Authentic Lighting for an Historic Renovation

Posted by on May 20, 2015 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Period-Authentic Lighting for an Historic Renovation
In the early 1900’s, southern cities often sprouted up around local mills. In the area just north of Charlotte, North Carolina, the thriving mill district included the Highland Park Mill and the Mecklenburg Mill along with small local groceries, a barbershop and a dry goods store. When the mills shut down in the late ’60s, the area fell on hard times, but the creation of the Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood Association in 1986 began a revival that transformed the area, now known as NoDa, into a vibrant arts district full of galleries, restaurants, boutique shops, and award-winning breweries. ... Read More

Top Ten Reasons to Shop Porcelain Enamel This Spring!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Top Ten Reasons to Shop Porcelain Enamel This Spring!
Spring is in full bloom and the urge to clean out, refresh, and renew after the long winter has taken hold. But after you’ve gotten rid of the dust bunnies and cleaned the smudges off the windows, does your space still cry out for something new? Nothing adds a pop of color more than porcelain enamel. Spring is a great time to cast a critical eye at your lighting and take the opportunity to change things up. To help out, we’re giving you our Top Ten Reasons to Shop Porcelain Enamel this spring! Drum roll please…. ... Read More

Our Best American-Made Lighting, Home Decor on Sale for Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 | 0 comments

Our Best American-Made Lighting, Home Decor on Sale for Thanksgiving!
‘Tis the season to give thanks and here at Barn Light Electric we have much to be thankful for including our family of employees and countless customers around the globe who share our love for vintage-inspired, American-made lighting. Our annual Thanksgiving Sale starts today and we’re offering 10 percent off for the next six days. Plenty of time to eat turkey, watch football, and check out all the latest offerings in our ever-growing collection of hand-crafted lighting! ... Read More

Graniteware Provides Extra Punch to Porcelain Enamel Finish

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 | 0 comments

So you know all about the power of porcelain enamel — it’s super shiny, highly durable, and is easy to keep clean. It will never fade even in direct sun, and the coating of porcelain enamel glass over the steel shade is rugged enough even for commercial settings. When compared to other finish options for lighting fixtures, it’s hard to beat porcelain. And while we offer a beautiful palette of colors to choose from in our line of porcelain enamel lighting, perhaps you’re looking for something with a little more personality than a solid color. ... Read More