Ever wonder how we make our Barn lights? Well to start with we make them here, that’s right, here in Australia! We are proud to boost that we are an Australian owned company, and we hand craft all our lights in our warehouse in Melbourne, Victoria.
We take provide in crafting our lights to the highest standards required to gain the ‘Australian made’ Kangaroo on our products, which means we have managed to exceed 70% of Australian content.
We believe in Australia’s ability to manufacture with self-sufficiency. Our aim is to reach for the best that Australia can produce. We believe in Australian design, engineering and true affordability.
‘ From the moment we wake up, we’re thinking about how can make things better for your day. Quality is something we consistently strive for in everything we make and do. Filling spaces with beauty and Australian craftsmanship keeps us coming to work with a purpose, while each day striving to do this even better. ‘
Managing Director – Jesse-Lee Stringer
Lets talk design…..
We take design very seriously, our passion is to create a light for you that makes you smile as soon as you see it. Our lights are here to complement your home, your outdoor space, your business or even your office space.
It starts with hand drawing the concept of the light, working out the right shade depth and the connection of the neck. We then create the ‘ mould ‘ for the design.
Time to get Spinning…
Warren of Clayton South has been forming our warehouse shades through his family business for the better part of last decade. Warren’s father-in-law taught him the craft, and eventually entrusted the company on into Warren’s safe hands. G&W Metal Spinners has been a family-owned business since 1971, with Warren continuing the tradition.
Warren manufactures our shades from Aluminium sourced from Garmco (Dandenong) among other local suppliers, or else creates his own from sheet metal. This is real craft – Warren forms each shade by hand, faithfully replicating each Barn Light original.
Time to add the gooseneck, chain or mount…
Here at Barn light we give you numerous options to attach your light to any surface you may have. We create our mounting systems, which gives us the ability to adapt. We shape our gooseneck fixtures ourselves from Capral Aluminium – an Australian manufacturer of aluminium products since 1936. We thread and bend these extrusions into gooseneck stem fittings, using our own machinery in-house. We then prepare the surface, scratch it down, ready and prepared for powder-coating in a wide array of colours.
Not sure what length or curve for your gooseneck? No worries, we are here to help!
Things to consider, how far do you want the light to project from the wall?
What direction do you want the light to shine?
Time to give it some colour, powder coating!….
We send our fine work to Dandenong North, to a small, family-owned business that has been operating since 1989. They Powder-coat all products using Dulux Powder-coating for that superior, long-lasting industrial coating on our items, in a colour made to order.
Have a specific colour you need to match?, no worries we customise all colours and shades to suit!
Would you believe it? Most wiring is imported, and often of poor quality.
It might not look like it at first glance, but inferior cabling will deteriorate over time, leaving customers with a dangerous mess and expensive maintenance.
But of course, we do things differently. Our electrical assemblies are manufactured in-house using electrical components sourced via Middy’s (Middendorp), MMEM (AWM) and various other electrical wholesalers.
Top quality, reliable Australian hardware – we accept nothing less.
We personally strip, twist, and screw each electrical assembly before terminating into a terminal block. Our Barn Pendants & Gooseneck Barn Lights come with a generous 1.5m of supplied electrical cable, our sconces come with 30cm of cable, or more as required.
TIME TO SHIP…..
We offer free shipping!…