I first encountered Barn Light Electric Company in 2020 after purchasing a Made in USA lamp post and porch light from the company. I was so pleased with my online buying experience, and with the two lights, I emailed and asked if they were open to an interview. Answer: Yes!
Be sure to read the original write-up, Barn Light Electric Infuses Each Light with a Passion for Quality, and learn how founders Bryan and Donna Scott took a hobby and turned it into a multi-million dollar business. Amazing story.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m renovating a 1960 mid-century ranch and have worked really hard to use as many Made in the US products as possible – from paint and paint brushes to hardware and furnishings.
The living room has been years in the making. I’ve repaired sheetrock, had the floors refinished, and put in energy efficient windows (made locally by Coastal Industries). I’ve had the chimney flue replaced and a wood-burning fireplace insert installed (manufacturer: Regency, made in Canada).
Finally, it became time to focus on the fun part – furniture and furnishings! Needing a floor lamp, I turned to Barn Light.
Expanded product lines
The company continues to innovate its lighting product line, which now includes chandeliers (I have my eye on the Downtown Minimalist 5-Light), wall scones, and floor lamps.
Seeing all the new activity happening on the company website and their social media, I touched base with Samantha Decker, Director of Marketing and Customer Relations, to see how the company is doing and what other plans are in store.
In addition to its porcelain vintage-inspired lighting, Barn Light designs and manufactures porcelain dinnerware, bakeware, and serveware, as well as hand-crafted industrial-style furniture.
The porcelain dinnerware line now includes the Dipped Collection. “People were ordering our kitchen lighting,” said Samantha, “and wanted breakfast sets that matched it. We listened and created the new line.”
Barn Light has also introduced new furniture and storage pieces, from chairs and stools to tables and shelving. Each piece is vintage-inspired – such as the Bridget Dining Room set, which features a handsome wood top and hairpin legs. You can customize the wood choice and the color of the legs – which feature the company’s signature powder-coating finish.
The company is also eco-friendly. It uses only North America hardwoods sourced from suppliers who engage in responsible forestry practices. Wood pieces are hand rubbed and finished with non-toxic natural oils.
And speaking of wood, you can now order wood shades for your lighting, as well as unique pieces, such as the Arcadia Wooden Light Pendant.
These and other innovations keep Barn Light’s product line fresh – and there’s something for every taste and budget.
Still Made in the USA
According to Samantha, all products, except for the fans and signs, are designed and manufactured at Barn Light’s 70,000 square foot facility in Titusville, FL. “If we’re promoting products not made by us,” said Samantha, “we look for manufacturers in the US.”
If you haven’t visited the Barn Light website – or it’s been awhile – I encourage you to do so.
I can’t wait for my floor lamp to arrive. I chose the Blush Pink Powder Coat because it matches my curtains perfectly (which I made myself using Made in USA fabric from Spoonflower).
Ordering online is still super simple and each part of the lamp is customizable, including stem finish, cord color, and even the plug color. I spent more time going back and forth on the cord color and light bulb than I did on actually placing the order.
Sums up Samantha, “If you can visualize it, we can support it.” The company can also work with you to create something completely customized to what you want or need.
Visit the Barn Light website: www.barnlight.com
Links to companies mentioned
Windows, Haverhill, MA — Coastal Industries, Inc.
Fireplace Insert — Canada — Regency Fireplace Products
Fabric, print on demand — Durham, NC — Spoonflower
All links to product websites are “free.” I’m not paid nor asked to write about US-made products. I buy products, use them, and if I like them, I tell everyone about them.
I do this because my mission is to keep manufacturing jobs stateside. This mission is my way of giving back. We like to think our “small” choices won’t make a difference. They do.