We named our collection of porcelain enamel stem mount lights after the Benjamin® Electric company of Chicago. The company was founded by Reuben B. Benjamin who filed his first patent for an electric lamp socket in 1898. Like other manufacturers of that era, Benjamin focused on high quality materials and durability for his line of lighting. Following in those footsteps, Barn Light Electric handcrafts our porcelain enamel pendants in much the same way Benjamin did almost 100 years ago. Beginning with commercial grade materials our artisans hand spin, hand prep, paint, and assemble each fixture to assure its quality.