Behind The Scenes

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

Barn Light Electric Celebrates National Manufacturing Day

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Barn Light Electric Celebrates National Manufacturing Day
Now in its sixth year, National Manufacturing Day celebrates the collective effort by the National Association of Manufacturers and other organizations to heighten public awareness of the manufacturing industry and encourage connections with future generations. When Barn Light Electric opened its doors more than 10 years ago, owners Bryan and Donna Scott offered a new type of manufacturing in their Central Florida community. They sought out and trained staff in the art of metal spinning, pipe bending, assembly, powder coating, and more to create high-quality, vintage-inspired lighting. Today, the company ships to customers around the globe and is the only manufacturer in... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light's Hand Spinner

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light's Hand Spinner
Barn Light Electric‘s machine shop is where handcrafted barn lights and porcelain enamelware are born. Large sheets of metal are cut into flat disks then placed on a hand lathe. Our crew of talented metal spinners bend and shape each disk around a mold to create light shades, bowls, plates, and more. It’s difficult work that requires both strength and finesse, and lots of practice, to force the metal into the desired shape. ... Read More

Celebrating American-Made Craftsmanship on Labor Day

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Celebrating American-Made Craftsmanship on Labor Day
As America celebrates Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer, Barn Light Electric is pausing to celebrate the incredible team of craftsmen and other professionals who not only make our lighting, furniture, and home decor goods, but who serve behind the scenes in sales, marketing, R&D, shipping, and accounting.  From our inception as a small, family-owned business more than 10 years ago, Barn Light Electric has sought out employees eager to embrace our mantra of combining the best of vintage style with the latest customizing options all wrapped in the highest quality products we can create. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Interns Learn Ins & Outs of Manufacturing

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Interns Learn Ins & Outs of Manufacturing
According to Mike Rowe, TV host and advocate for trades and manufacturing jobs, “Opportunity usually shows up in overalls and looking like work.” This summer, opportunity at Barn Light Electric showed up in company t-shirts and jeans as four interns took their places alongside our full-time staff to learn the processes behind creating American-made lighting. These four young men, three high school students and one college student, all grew up on the Space Coast and were welcomed into the Barn Light ranks in June. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Comptroller & Community Leader

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Comptroller & Community Leader
Every decision a company makes bears a cost. At Barn Light Electric, the person managing those costs is Comptroller Carla McRae who will celebrate her fifth year with the company in August. This Titusville native not only brings a strong background in number crunching to the table, but has also been honored for her leadership skills throughout Brevard County. “I handle the financial oversight for Barn Light plus risk management,” Carla explains. “I assist our team in implementing the company’s strategic vision with an eye towards the financial aspects of every decision.” ... Read More