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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 | 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

Pro's Corner | Barn Lighting Featured in Texas Hill Country Home

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Barn Lighting Featured in Texas Hill Country Home
Characterized as the border between the American Southwest and Southeast, the Texas Hill Country boasts a majestic landscape of hills, rivers, and colorful explosions of native wildflowers such as bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. When Jennifer Harbison, of Cobalt Living, was tapped to design a new home nestled in the Hill Country, she wanted to embrace the rustic feel of the surrounding countryside. ... 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

5 Mudroom Essentials for Back-to-School

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 | 0 comments

5 Mudroom Essentials for Back-to-School
For many, September means back to school and all that comes with it. But even if you don’t have kids, September is a month of getting back into a routine. Gone are laid-back, carefree summer days, and here is the season of tightly packed schedules and life on the go. But hectic days are no match for a considered mudroom, and with these five mudroom essentials, you’ll be back in the rhythm of things in no time. ... Read More