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Multi-Light Chandeliers Crafted with Inspiration from Across the Ages

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 | 1 comment

Multi-Light Chandeliers Crafted with Inspiration from Across the Ages
Barn Light Electric is celebrating nine years in business this month! We’ve come a long way since the early days of operating out of a 100-year-old hardware store in downtown Titusville. Using salvaged vintage lights as inspiration, we began handcrafting our own designs, exploring new colors, reviving the art of porcelain enamel, and adding options like LED to bring these time-honored styles into the next century. ... Read More

New Collection Offers Both Flair and Function in Easy-to-Customize Floor Lamps

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 | 0 comments

New Collection Offers Both Flair and Function in Easy-to-Customize Floor Lamps
When you think about decorating or renovating a room, you probably focus first on paint and furniture. Those pieces of the design puzzle definitely set the tone for a space, but don’t overlook the accent pieces. These are the little details that might not grab your attention initially but can make all the difference between an uninspired space and an extraordinary one. We’re excited to announce the launch of a collection of accent pieces that can take any room from boring to beautiful! The new Floor Lamp Collection at Barn Light Electric offers five of our most popular handcrafted shades on a wonderfully functional and stylish lamp base. ... Read More

Industrial Wall Lighting Offers Vintage Style with Modern Customizing Options

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Industrial Wall Lighting Offers Vintage Style with Modern Customizing Options
We love looking through our old lighting catalogs here and often marvel at how things have changed in the lighting industry in the last 100 years. In the early 1900s, workers in factories, warehouses, and production plants often struggled with inadequate lighting offered by the bare bulb pendants of the day. The work was hard, slow, and often dangerous, simply because of the working environment. ... Read More

Vintage Barn Lighting: Why Do These Antiques Last for Generations?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 | 3 comments

Vintage Barn Lighting: Why Do These Antiques Last for Generations?
We spent much of the 1970s and ’80s being bombarded with the message that new is better than old. Lease a new car then turn it in and get another new one. Use a new plastic bottle each day instead of filling up a glass. Luckily, there’s been a significant shift of late towards preserving the past. Upcycling, reusing, and repurposing are no longer fringe concepts but words to live by! Like many people, we love finding old treasures like vintage barn lights. Ones that have been in use for decades and, with a little TLC, can be made like new again for many more years of service. Barn Light Electric grew from the excitement of finding old lighting fixtures made... Read More

Pendant Lighting | A Look Back at Vintage Porcelain Lighting Fixtures

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Pendant Lighting | A Look Back at Vintage Porcelain Lighting Fixtures
I know it’s July and the school bell will remain silent for six more weeks, but there’s no time like the present for a little education. No groaning please. Education is information and information is key when you’re looking to invest in lighting. Let’s face it. You can go to your local big-box store and spend $20 on a look-alike wall sconce that came from China. But considering it only costs you $20 and it had to be shipped overseas, how much money do you think actually went into the materials? Not much. Which is why most “inexpensive” lights rust almost immediately or fall apart at the first hint of use. ... Read More

Cord Hung Lighting Gets a Makeover with Array of New Colors

Posted by on May 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Cord Hung Lighting Gets a Makeover with Array of New Colors
They say the devil is in the details. Not sure who “they” are, but I tend to agree! The details, like those last few items on your punch list that the contractor just can’t seem to finish, can drive people to distraction when trying to complete any task. The last two percent can be the most difficult. When your task is selecting new lighting for your home or office, getting the details right can mean the difference between ending up with a basic fixture or one that adds the wow factor you want when you walk into the room. ... Read More