Industrial Wall Sconces Offer Rugged Alternative to Typical Outdoor Lights
The year started with such promise for the owners of Island Donuts. The two local families realized that St. Augustine, Florida, had a real need for a good, old-fashioned donut shop. With a lifelong passion for great donuts, plans were created to renovate a building on A1A to house the new shop.
Then Covid-19 hit.
And while renovations always seem to hit snags and delays, the pandemic disrupted the supply chains that provide building materials and labor even more.
“We found that a lot of our orders for materials were delayed. Everything halted for a bit,” says Erin, Island Donuts’ general manager. Luckily, just down the road in Titusville, Barn Light Electric was open for business. The owners chose outdoor lighting from Barn Light to accent the renovated space.
Seven Lafayette SoHo Sconces highlight the signage, sidewalk, and front entry. These handcrafted wall lights are customized with a Graphite finish and Galvanized mounting.
“We wanted a clean beachy feel, fresh and modern, but comfortable,” Erin explains. “We also wanted something durable and a color that could stand out against the white exterior. Barn Light delivered quickly and we appreciated that!”
The Graphite shade of the SoHo Sconces complements the blue roofing while the Galvanized mounting matches other hardware on the building. After months of delays, the business finally opened in October and has seen brisk traffic ever since.
The Lafayette SoHo Sconce features a 5″ shade and industrial aesthetic thanks to its rugged pipe mounting. The shade can be customized in one of 32 finish colors or one of five natural metals. The mounting finish can match the shade or be a contrasting color.
“I like the size, and the fixtures offer the perfect lighting during the evening hours,” Erin says. “They don’t get in the way when people walk past them on the walkway. There are many choices of colors to choose from, and we plan to use them again in the future!”
Photos courtesy of Island Donuts and Kaitlin Harris Photography