Porcelain Barn Lights

Spring Fever! It’s Popping Up All Over Instagram!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Spring Fever! It’s Popping Up All Over Instagram!
Like an old Chevy with a bad motor, spring is having trouble getting started. Snow cancelled the Yankees’ home opener, Winter Storm Xanto is roaring across the Midwest, and “sprinter” is the newest made-up word to describe the spring that feels more like winter. Luckily, spring has sprung on our Instagram feed where we found plenty of pics loaded with vibrant colors and seasonal inspiration. We’re kick starting the weekend with some of our favorite photos that get us in the mood for being outdoors, gardening, and even spring cleaning! ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting
We often hear people describe barn lighting as classic or timeless. Indeed, even today, you can find antique warehouse shades still in use decades after installation. These are often porcelain enamel lights crafted from quality steel in an age when products were built to last. When Kelly Hurliman, an interior designer from just outside of Chicago, decided to remodel her kitchen, she wanted the classic look and quality of a porcelain enamel barn light. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Titusville Native Learns, Grows with Barn Light Electric

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Titusville Native Learns, Grows with Barn Light Electric
Customers sometimes ask whether our lighting is simply shipped from overseas then finished here in the United States. One person who can easily answer that question is Josh, our manufacturing supervisor. Josh has worked on the Barn Light team for almost eight years and watched the company grow from a fledgling operation to one of the country’s premier manufacturers of vintage-inspired lighting. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Dark Sky-Friendly Lights for the Grand Canyon

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Dark Sky-Friendly Lights for the Grand Canyon
Many cities across America are encouraging the use of dark sky-friendly lighting. These fixtures are crafted in a shape that provides downward directed light which helps the skies stay dark and the stars stay bright. Barn lights are a natural fit for dark skies with their dome-shaped shades that reduce glare. Dark skies are critical to the Grand Canyon Association which recently launched a project to retrofit 280 lights in the Grand Canyon historic district to better preserve the night skies. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse
Patsy and her husband’s middle Tennessee home is a popular spot in the summer. Family and friends enjoy the couple’s backyard pool but, with no bathroom nearby, Patsy was facing another summer of wet traffic through her house. She began to envision a bathhouse for her yard. “I sketched out what I wanted and my husband drew it up on a $20 computer program,” Patsy says. “We did all the work ourselves using every free moment we had.” Patsy desired a simple and clean design with white board-and-batten walls, galvanized metal roof, and black accents. ... 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