Here at Barn Light Australia, we love manufacturing. It all starts with raw materials, determination and the application of craftsmanship. We gain a great deal of satisfaction and pride in the products we make. We love manufacturing, or most will call it “craftsmanship” – no imported junk here!
As a licencee of the iconic Green & Gold Kangaroo (The Australian Made Campaign) – A large number of products we carry are Australian Made. We’ve decided to only use the Australian Made logo where we exceed 70% of Australian content to make it easier for our customers to believe in our products just as much as we do.
Unlike many other lighting retailers, we’re proudly Australian-owned. More importantly, we’re always working towards being fully Australian-made. It might not seem all that unique but rarely do other Australian lighting companies make their own product. Barn Light Australia is among the ones that do. We’ve recently received a little certificate that says we can legitimately indicate Australian made product. Imagine what could be possible in terms of design, efficiency, and true affordability if other manufacturers followed suit?
For those who can’t believe it is truly Australian Made –
- We purchase spun metal shades from our metal-spinner in Clayton South using our US supplied shade moulds.
- We organise our powder-coating in Dandenong North who uses Dulux Powder-coatings.
- Aluminium for use in our Gooseneck Arms is purchased from Capral & Action Aluminium.
- We thread and bend these goosenecks prior to finishing using our own machinery in-house.
- Adjacent to us is a full automotive down-draft spraybooth for use in our Wet Spray finish offering.
As our products are made locally, we’re able to manage quality control, the development of new products, and the timely delivery of special projects. It might not seem all that unique however rarely do other Australian lighting companies make their own product, mostly being imported from China, India, or South-East Asia – consider this when you need a products installed right the first time!Our Aluminium is supplied by Capral Aluminium – A manufacturer of aluminium products since 1936.
Our Metal Spinner comes from a family business that has been supplying Australia (and overseas) since 1971. All of our shades starting off with a blank sheet of aluminium, copper, brass, and sometimes steel – All of our Australian Made Shades come from the hands of one family presently located in Clayton South.
Our powdercoater forms a small family owned business that has been operating since 1989, having long supported the Victorian transportation industry. We then that this expertise and decades of knowledge to provide you with a superior, industrial coating on your latest purchase.
Our electrical assemblies are manufactured in house using electrical components sourced via Middy’s (Middendorp), MMEM (AWM) and various other electrical wholesalers. Our electrical cables were once sourced from Advance Cables (Disfunct) and BamBach Cables (Tullamarine, VIC).
We personally strip, twist, and screw each electrical assembly before being terminated with a terminal block. We don’t scrimp on the electrical either. Our Barn Pendants & Gooseneck Barn Lights come with 1.5m of supplied electrical cable, our sconces come with 30cm (there abouts), and our various other assemblies offer more than you’d come to expect from a lighting company – why? We cut off the spool. No premade, precut, imported wire here – Need 5 meters of cable, we can supply that too!