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Gooseneck Barn Light Adds Style to Industrial Pole Barn

If you need some holiday inspiration, our Instagram feed is chock full of customer photos worthy of the Hallmark card aisle. Along with festive greenery, twinkling lights, and pretty poinsettias, there’s some pretty sweet barn lights too.

But these photos… when we saw these gorgeous shots from Craig in Clarksville, Tennessee, we just had to find out more about this project and share these pics.

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Craig recently added a metal pole barn to his property to serve as a garage and work shop. He wanted the structure, built by King Building, to look more like a barn than an industrial building, so he purchased a gooseneck barn light to highlight the front.

“I want to fess up here,” Craig admits. “I ordered and installed a light from a different vendor. The light had an integrated bulb and it failed. It was basically a piece of junk.”

gooseneck barn light

Craig got a refund and then restarted his search for quality, American-made barn lights. He discovered Barn Light Electric and chose the Chestnut Gooseneck Barn Light as a replacement for the failed fixture.

gooseneck barn light

“The Chestnut gooseneck style with the large shade fit the bill,” Craig says. “Being American made is also very important to me.” Craig customized his new exterior light with a 16” shade, Galvanized finish, and G15 gooseneck arm.

gooseneck barn light

“The Galvanized finish goes well with the dark charcoal exterior of the pole barn plus it matches the galvanized roof,” he notes.

gooseneck barn light

Like all of our handcrafted barn lights, the Chestnut is hand spun from commercial grade materials. This RLM-inspired gooseneck can be customized with one of more than two dozen durable powder coat finish colors. Five natural finishes are also available. A wide variety of gooseneck arm styles offer the projection needed to suit most any space.

gooseneck barn light

“We really like our new light. It’s the signature piece for the front of our barn and it can be seen when driving down the road as you pass by our house,” Craig says. “I just wish I had found your website first!”

Photos courtesy of Captured by Grant


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    Michele A Wetzel Hillman

    Great photos of this design.
    The mounting bracket is nicely designed.

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    Thanks Michele! These pics were taken by Craig’s son who happens to be a professional photographer. The lighting, both natural and the gooseneck, are perfect!

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    josh lewandowski

    where did you buy the mounting block to fit over metal rib?

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    Josh — got this info from Craig on the mounting block:
    Our contractor bought it through a local electrical supply house. They are called j-blocks. Common, inexpensive part & easily paintable.

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    Kirk Swiatek

    You still have to modify the j block because the metal is ribbed. They don’t make ones specific to pole barns. Also curious what box he used behind the block since it’s a bell 4 inch round box and what that looks like. I have 11 of your lights going up on mine now. I’ll let you know what I come up with. You can find threads on this issue all over the internet. Beautiful lights though! I’m open to hearing any suggestions-

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    shields macurdy

    I am in the process of mounting two of these lights over garage doors and have the mounting problem with the rib issue. Any ideas?

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    That question comes up a lot! If you read the other comments on this post, we asked the homeowner how he dealt with his specific issue. He used a J-block which is that square piece behind the canopy that he painted to complement the siding. You might also try to position the light between the ribs if possible and use a support box on the back side of the wall. We always recommend contacting a qualified electrician who has likely dealt with these issues and could come up with a solution tailored to your specific siding. Best of luck and thanks for checking out the blog!

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    I’ve looked every where for a J-Block like those shown behind the light. They look like they would work perfectly, even if they need to be modified to fit over the corrugation rib. I can’t find a mounting block of this style. Any chance you could get a manufacturer’s name for the block? Thanks

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    We checked with the homeowner who offered this info on the J-block. Good luck and thanks for checking out the blog!
    I got the J-Block @ Superior Distribution in Clarksville TN. Appears there are stores around the Southeast also.

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    Where can I get that mounting block?

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    Hi Robert! If you scroll through the comments below you will see that this question comes up a lot! We asked the homeowner where he got this particular J-block. The answer is in this thread and you might find other useful information as well. Thanks for checking out the blog!

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    Any idea on siding color?

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    We have reached out to Craig to ask about the siding color and will keep you posted! Thanks for checking out the blog!

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