Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 | 4 comments

Featured Customer | Rustic Barn Lights for a New Barn

What John Stetz of Coventry, Connecticut needed was a big old barn. He had an extra vehicle to store, a lawn mower, and gardening equipment but nowhere to put it all. He also wanted a work shop and a place to just hang out and maybe throw a party. But John didn’t have a big old barn. So he built a big new barn instead. And once the post-and-beam structure was finished, John knew exactly what it needed — barn lights of course!

“I wanted rustic fixtures that looked old and gave it that feel,” John says. “I also really like that 1940-1950 style of porcelain shades.” On the interior of the barn, John chose the black cord hung 16″ Warehouse Pendant in a galvanized finish. These fixtures easilyilluminate the generous space inside the building. He also chose to use a half dozen Industrial Bullet Ceiling Fixtures, also in a galvanized finish, to provide light in the smaller spaces with lower ceilings where pendants wouldn’t work well. The clear glass on the bullet ensures plenty of light while the guard provides protection from any activity below.

Outside John selected two 16″ Goodrich® Sky Chief Porcelain Gooseneck Lights to brighten up one exterior wall. The Sky Chief is one of our most popular shades for outdoor lighting because of its wide pool of light and its durable finish. Next to the doorway, John selected the classic Atomic Cast Guard CGU Sconce in a black finish with clear glass. These lights will stand up to any Connecticut winter and light the way for many hoedowns yet to come.

“Through all my research, I couldn’t find barn and warehouse style fixtures with more options or for a better price than Barn Light Electric,” John says. We’re happy to have you as a featured customer John and hope to get an invite to one of those barn parties real soon!

Photos by John Stetz

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4 Comments

  1. Love the look of the barn. Wondering if John did any weathering finish on the warehouse lights. The galvanized looks to have a nice patina on it.

    Any thoughts on how to create a bit of an aged look to the galvanized pendants?

  2. Betty

    Kate,
    We are not aware that John did anything to hasten the weathering process on his new barn lights. If these lights are installed outdoors, they will patina naturally over time but if you can’t wait for Mother Nature to do her thing, you can search the Internet for ways to speed up the process.

  3. Do you have a catalog?

  4. Betty

    Aaron,
    Yes, we do have a catalog and we’ll be happy to mail you one but you can find all of our lighting online at http://www.barnlightelectric.com. If you wish to receive our paper catalog which offers a sampling of our lighting, please call 800-407-8784 and request one. Or you can email your request to sales@barnlightelectric.com. Thanks!

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