Old Dixie gives classic rustic charm with its deep bell-shaped dome. It brings old-school style to complement your classic and contemporary décor. Its rounded curves spread the light broadly and evenly off the inside of the bell, enabling you to fill a large space with light from a small number of these gorgeous Barn Lights. Suitable indoors, though the quality craftsmanship that goes into all our lights makes Old Dixie a long-lasting feature in outdoor conditions.
The Old Dixie warehouse shade is considered to be a “modern” typed Warehouse shade by Barn Light. Why so? Well a long centaury or two ago the costs associated with manufacturing hard-edged, detailed lighting shades was unaffordable to the average person. Most lighting fixtures from this era provide very little in way of detail (check The Original Barn Light as an example!) due to the use of either wooden molds or untreated steel molds – any hard-edged or concave designs that featured would wear away as more shades were spun. This provided little value to the metalspinner who would then need to create more tooling. Our Old Dixie tooling is made from heat-treated steel that was once designed to spin steel porcelain enamel shades. These days we strictly spin aluminium providing an environmentally conscious process that extends our shade life and ensures every Old Dixie is identical. We’ve been spinning this shade since 2014 (Australia) and from 2008 (USA).
This designs compliments most styles and the shape, contour, dimples, and concave features of the Old Dixie Barn Light now provide a more “modern” twist on an beloved style.
The Backing Plate itself.
Our Die-Cast Wall Backing Plate [WBP-25mm / WBP-20mm] is 120mm in diameter and adds 30mm to your Wall Projections. The mounting screws are 90mm apart (Left/Right) across from each other or 45mm from the Centre Point. You can opt to install your wall backing plate on a 90° Angle in order to affix to 100mm square posts (for example).
We provide a universal “Adaptor Bracket” that allows you to affix this bracket to your structure using any of your typical fixings (think Timber Screws/Concrete/Masonry Fixings), then affixing your Wall Backing Plate using our supplied 2x 8-32 x3/4″ (M4 sized) Pan Phillips Screws into said Adaptor Bracket.
We supply an Australian Made closed cell (waterproofing) gasket designed to fit between your Adaptor Bracket & Wall Backing Plate.
Two Steel Black (or Silver) Zinc Plated Grub Screws (5/16″ x 3/8″) are supplied to hold your gooseneck in position requiring a 4mm Allen/Hex (not included) tools to clamp in place.
A synthetic rubber O-Ring is supplied to butt against the internal 25mm Entry (nominally larger due to die-casting) and the 25mm Aluminium Gooseneck Arm (Straight Arm, Sconce, or otherwise).
Yup, everything is then packaged into a brown or white paper bag and marked with your colour, size, installation instructions, and any applicable warnings
All Barn Light Lighting takes a common “E27 / Edison Screw / ES / Screw Bulb” that you’ll find at your local hardware, or grocery store.
Yup – We use a ceramic Edison Screw (E27) Lampholder.
Whats.. Better? Ceramic?!
Our ceramic/porcelain Lampholders are simply designed to take as much heat as possible (Yes, We build better lighting than our competitors) without effecting the mounting / electrical cabling. Our outdoor wall lighting is based on decades old, reliable, vintage engineering.
Standard Outdoor Barn Lights – 200W
If you select the “default” arrangement which is simply marked as “Edison Screw Lampholder (No Bulbs Supplied)” – You’ll have the ability to install a 200W Bulb.
Atomic Barn Lighting – 100W
If you select an Accessory such as “Atomic Cast Guard” – When installed with Glass, you’ll be limited to 100W as the sealed glass enclosure becomes a literal heat-trap. You can opt to NOT install the glass at your discretion however Atomic “Fully Integrated LEDs” required the installation of glass at all times.
What you *may* want to know if considering purchasing elsewhere
Our competitors will be supplying you with a thermo-plastic lampholder which gets brittle & cracks over time, with a maximum of 60W being typical (also.. not organic / not recyclable). Need to light up an area? Nope – You’ll now need to install spotlights to find your car in Winter.
What’s.. a Watt?
Back in the olden days of Edison, Tesla & General Electric the creation of tungsten filaments began to light up the world – Simply put, the higher the wattage usage (electricity) the brighter the light. The usage of “Watts” was quite literally a measurement of heat generated since voltages were common (220Volts) and the only element that changed was the amount of electricity drawn. Obviously… Draw too much electricity and things either start to melt, explode, or otherwise provide some dangerous entertainment. So limits were decided upon. That measurement was the basis to how electricity has been integrated with the lighting market ever since. These “modern” days, we use “Lumens” (L) and “Lumens per Watt” (lm/W) to rate lighting output and electricity usage.
Smart Bulbs – When you need a kaleidoscope of colour.
Yes, our lighting is fully compatible however we suggest that you try one bulb in the most furthest away location from your wireless signal. We manufacture with Aluminium, and you’ll likely install your new Barn Lights onto Brick or Concrete walls. Neither of these materials are ideal for wireless signals to penetrate through so tread cautiously.
For Entryway and Porch Lighting, our Industrial Wall Sconce range would typically be better suited for smaller passages. Older homes typically have newer exterior decking which drops the installation point from 1.8m to any deviation, causing issues obtaining replacement lighting. If you need a SMALLER sized lighting fixture, our SG16 Sconce Gooseneck Arm is highly recommended for smaller shades (especially <30cm).
The standard installation point for these areas is typically 1.8m AFFL (Above Finished Floor Level) for older federation/Queenslander homes. Newer/Modern Homes typically 1.8m~2.1m AFFL based on the purpose of the light.
It’s a visual thing and there’s no rule book that says you HAVE to hang it at a certain height. Have fun with it ~
Our PG12 Petite Arm (20mm) or SG16 Sconce Arms (25mm) are designed with you in mind.
Add 1/2 of the smallest shade diameter of The Old Dixie Gooseneck Barn Light to the Gooseneck Arm’s to get an overall projection.
PG12 = 30cm Projection
SG16 = 37cm Projection
This is what Barn Lights were made for. You want a large statement piece that throws light where its needed.
We recommend the G15 Gooseneck Arm for areas with walkways underneath, or our G22 Gooseneck Arm where you’ve got both height and projection available to you (probably a new build?)
G15 Gooseneck Arm = 47cm Projection
G22 Gooseneck Arm = 57cm Projection
Both goosenecks are bent the same, however our G22 Gooseneck Arm has a longer “tail” leading to the wall.
|Smaller Mounting Arms||Projection||Drop
from Mounting Point
|PG12 Petite Gooseneck (20mm)||30cm||15cm|
|SG16 Gooseneck (25cmm)||37cm||18cm|
|Larger Mounting Arms||Projection||Drop
(From Mounting Point)
|G8 Curved Gooseneck||63cm||18cm|
|G14 Straight Arm||35cm||Not Applicable|
We all get our hands dirty so (politely!) we’ll require you to book at least two hours prior to visting.
BARN LIGHT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
12/21-22 National Drive
HALLAM VIC 3803
We’re an Australian Made & Owned Lighting Manufacturer dedicated to creating the highest quality outdoor rated lighting that Australia has to offer.
We’re in the business of making your home, and business noteworthy. We work alongside both Designers & Tradies to get the job done, the first time around.
Buy a Barn Light for Life.