Why is porcelain enamel used for gooseneck lighting?
Because gooseneck fixtures are among the most common lights for outdoor spaces, porcelain enamel is the ideal finish option. With its proven reputation for durability, porcelain enamel significantly extends the lifespan of gooseneck light fixtures by protecting their metal shades from inclement weather conditions.
There are also decorative benefits to porcelain enamel. Porcelain’s glistening surface reflects sunlight to produce a distinctive sheen, contributing depth and richness to the material’s color. These characteristics let porcelain beautifully convey color and provide uniqueness to lighting designs.
Are gooseneck lights ever used indoors?
Yes, more and more creative interior designers, business professionals, and homeowners are bringing gooseneck lights indoors! Because these lights distance their shades from the wall, they’re an innovative replacement for pendant lighting above kitchen tables, built-in breakfast nooks, and booths in bars and restaurants.
In spacious living rooms, cozy dens, and above staircases, porcelain gooseneck lights coordinate with a home’s curated accessories to establish an elevated décor. Hotel lobbies, breweries, coffee shops, and other businesses integrate porcelain light shades into their spaces to achieve a modern feel.
What styles does porcelain gooseneck lighting complement?
Due to their inherent simplicity and aesthetic versatility, a diverse assortment of décor styles accommodates porcelain gooseneck lights. Houses in suburban subdivisions, commercial properties and homes in urban settings, and authentic farmhouses located off dirt roads all incorporate gooseneck lighting outdoors. In both residential and commercial properties, a brightly lit exterior establishes a welcoming atmosphere and indicates fashionable, thoughtfully decorated interior spaces. Including the same gooseneck lights indoors provides aesthetic continuity throughout an entire property. Some popular styles that include gooseneck light fixtures are:
Who is Goodrich Electric Co. and what’s their history?
Goodrich Electric Co., the namesake of our collection of porcelain gooseneck lights, was a lighting manufacturer operating out of Chicago during the early twentieth century. The company is known for the lighting they produced for the emerging gas station industry. In their 1939 catalog Goodrich described the importance of gas station lighting:
“The station that is properly floodlighted becomes a landmark in the darkness. It signals the approaching motorist—tells him that a service station lies ahead—gives him a chance to turn in before he has passed by…It has drawing power for street and highway traffic. It advertises the service station and increases daytime business through returning customers whose attention was attracted at night.”
Like most other manufacturers from this era, Goodrich was primarily concerned with the durability and functionality of their fixtures. To ensure a high quality, they coated their gas station lights with porcelain enamel and crafted them with close attention to detail.
Informed by this mindset, we’ve been greatly influenced by Goodrich Electric Co.; not only by the style and quality of the shades and fixtures they produced, but also in their attitude towards the importance of lighting within commercial settings. We’ve extended this principle to include residential locations and construct fashionable, long lasting gooseneck lighting fixtures for homes throughout the country. That’s why we named our signature line of porcelain gooseneck lights after Goodrich Electric Co.! We hold the lights we manufacture to the same high standards as Goodrich and only incorporate commercial grade materials into our lighting designs, continuing their commitment to quality with every light we produce.