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Bryan an Donna

Meet the Owners

With a passion for vintage lighting, in 2008 Bryan and Donna Scott left their professional careers to launch Barn Light as a fulltime business. Drawn to antique lights for their timeless designs and craftsmanship, the couple decided to manufacture their fixtures the old-fashioned way — by hand, from high quality materials. They revived the art of metal spinning, and introduced their own porcelain enamel operation in 2012. At the time, porcelain enamel lighting hadn’t been manufactured in the United States for more than fifty years. 

Having grown up in the shadow of Kennedy Space Center, Bryan and Donna know first-hand what hard work and imagination can accomplish. Even with Barn Light’s rapid growth, the couple continues to imbue this belief into each light the company manufactures.

 

Hand-Crafted American-Made

In the early days of the lighting industry, when shades were diligently handcrafted from the highest quality materials, lights were intended as lifelong features of a setting. Porcelain enamel, an early hallmark of the industry, was used as an extra layer of protection to keep these lights performing, even in taxing industrial and agricultural settings. With the advent of cheaper materials and manufacturing techniques, most lighting fixtures lost this initial durability.

Motivated by a desire to return to the original way of doing things, our lights are manufactured with skill and artistry. In our Florida-based facility, flat pieces of commercial grade metal are spun on a lathe and are carefully manipulated and sculpted until they assume the correct shape. To fully replicate the quality found in vintage lights, a collection of these handcrafted shades are coated in porcelain. This meticulous process ingrains a tangible sense of dependability and integrity directly into each light we produce.

 


 

Customer Testimonials

"All of the Barn Light products I have used feature the same build quality as found on vintage lighting - over engineered, high quality hardware - there is simply no higher quality light on the market" - Ryan, Garage Journal
 
"Thank you so much for your help! I am so happy to have found your company... your website is very clear and easy to navigate, there are ample options for customization & your responses were both immediate, informative. We have enjoyed working with you and if your product is comparable to your customer service, I anticipate using your lighting on many future projects." - Lori from Indigo, Inc. Interior Design
 
"We placed our first order with you a year ago and were impressed with the quality of your fixtures. We wanted very much to buy from you again and were pleased when we could do so for our new bathroom. The quality of your customer service coupled with the quality of your product is impressive and has made loyal customers out of us." - Ellen, Pennsylvania
 
"During the restoration of a one hundred year old Northeast cottage, in our search to find unique industrial lighting, as well as authentic barn lighting, we discovered Barn Light. Our initial attraction was the superior design and the depth of finish options, however, it soon became evident we had come across an excellent resource. In our contact with Barn Light, we found we were engaging with a team that possessed a true love of their product and what they were doing." - Jeri & Steven, Rooster Designs
 

 

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