Where Vintage & Modern Collide

Pro's Corner | American-Made Gooseneck Lights a Top Choice for Builders

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | American-Made Gooseneck Lights a Top Choice for Builders
Why do architects, designers, and builders choose Barn Light Electric over other companies? For Nathan Anderson, contractor and owner of Rebuild the Block in Phoenix, Arizona, the quality and customizing options bring him back again and again. “The durability of construction is a key factor for exterior lighting, and we have always been drawn to the simplicity that comes with many of the Barn Light Electric lights,” Nathan says. “Barn Light has so many great options to choose from and, given that their products are produced here in the states, it definitely helps when you need to speak with someone about a specific light fixture.” ... Read More

High Lumen LED Lighting for Chicago's Wrigley Field Concourse

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 | 0 comments

High Lumen LED Lighting for Chicago's Wrigley Field Concourse
When Reuben Benjamin founded the Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company in Chicago in the late 19th century, he probably never imagined that the RLM reflector dome shade he invented would still play an integral role in lighting beloved Wrigley Field more than 100 years later. Benjamin’s RLM lights greatly improved the industrial lighting of that time and served as the inspiration for many of our handcrafted fixtures. When the concourse area at the 104-year-old ballpark needed a lighting update, the designers turned to Barn Light Electric for a vintage-inspired, yet technologically advanced solution. ... Read More

Color Trends | From Vintage to Modern, Green is a Go-To Hue

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Color Trends | From Vintage to Modern, Green is a Go-To Hue
Throughout the centuries, the color green has symbolized many things including growth, freshness, harmony, and good luck. Today, green is all that and more, even becoming a movement encouraging us to take better care of our environment. As a design element, green offers more shades than any other color ranging from pale hues reminiscent of spring leaves to deep, rich emerald shades. Today, we’re offering up some green inspiration with customer photos of spaces adorned with Barn Light Electric fixtures. But first a quick review of the six shades of green we offer! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Exterior Lighting Blends Farmhouse & Modern Design

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Exterior Lighting Blends Farmhouse & Modern Design
When Ashley and her husband created a studio on the back of their detached garage eight years ago, they dreamed of the day when they could connect the space to their home. Ashley writes the blog Under the Sycamore where she documents home renovation projects, family adventures, and offers an online photography school. Their dream of connecting house to studio came true this year as they tackled the major renovation and remodel. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Electric Paint Department

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Electric Paint Department
Creating handcrafted lighting from scratch requires high-quality materials, a multitude of steps, and plenty of hands. Luckily, we have an abundance of all three to create our vintage-inspired barn lighting and porcelain enamel lighting here at Barn Light Electric. After light shades are spun from raw metal in the machine shop, they are prepped for painting. Depending upon the metal used, shades are either powder coated, galvanized, or sent to the porcelain department for finishing. Shades crafted from live metals such as copper and brass require their own special finishing techniques. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Farmhouse Chandelier Fills Expansive Living Room with Rustic Style

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Farmhouse Chandelier Fills Expansive Living Room with Rustic Style
Florida may be world-renowned for its beautiful beaches, but we have some pretty special farm land too. The Century Pioneer Family Farm Program honors Florida families who have maintained at least 100 years of continuous family farm ownership. The program recognizes 250 of these owners for their role in preserving environmental resources and for helping foster the state’s agricultural industry. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Pendants Highlight Busy Farmhouse Mudroom

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Pendants Highlight Busy Farmhouse Mudroom
Like so many home projects, Kasey’s new mudroom design started with inspiration from Pinterest. Kasey, who writes the blog SBK Living, and her husband, are recent transplants to Sun Valley, Idaho, where they have spent the last two years completing a gut remodel of an older home. “It’s technically a remodel, but we demolished most everything except the foundation,” Kasey says. “We added square footage to create a ‘new’ modern farmhouse.” The Pinterest photo that caught Kasey’s eye was a clean, white mudroom paired with a farmhouse sink, black hardware, and barn pendants. ... Read More