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Schoolhouse lighting, once used in schools and government buildings, now grounds contemporary spaces with its classic style and inherently welcoming aesthetic. This sampling of our extensive Schoolhouse Lights Collection features both clear and opaque globes in a variety of colors and mounting styles. Read More »

BLE-FSF-SCH
From formal and sophisticated to casual and modern, our Primary Schoolhouse Light can take on any number of personalities. Incorporating a glass globe shade...
$214.00

BLE-S-SCH
Functional and stylish, this schoolhouse pendant suspends a glass globe from a sturdy stem mounting. Appealing to both vintage-inspired spaces and modern...
$222.00

BLE-W-SCH10
Joining the colorful yet refined charm of schoolhouse lighting with a compact wall mounting lets almost every space embrace a timeless aesthetic. As an...
$308.00

BLE-C-SCH
Inspired by vintage lighting, the Primary brings a classic look to any space. This pendant suspends a glass globe shade from a cord, a design that allows...
$214.00

BLE-F-SCH
Intended for undersized spaces, the Primary Schoolhouse Light features a rounded glass globe and compact flush mounting. To help overlooked rooms embrace...
$180.00

BLE-G-SCH
Timeless styles with a customizable look! The Primary takes on vintage influences to create a design perfect for modern and traditional decors. Fitting a...
$246.00

BLE-S-CH011-SCH
Crafted by talented American artisans, the Primary 4-Light Schoolhouse Chandelier features rugged industrial arms and decorative schoolhouse globes,...
$1,000.00

BLE-S-CH024-SCH
Schoolhouse lighting was born when manufacturers began hiding bare bulbs behind charming glass globes. This chandelier continues this original look for...
$659.00

BLE-S-CH007-SCH
With influences from vintage designs, schoolhouse lighting is now available as a chandelier! To cast a nostalgic glow, the Primary affixes four...
$1,133.00


BLE-F-SCH-KAO
Bringing together the vintage look of schoolhouse lighting and ceramic porcelain mountings, the Kao Primary Schoolhouse Flush Mount gives any room a stylish...
$208.00

BLE-W-SCH10-24VAN
Taking cues from vintage designs, this schoolhouse vanity light embraces simple, timeless lines and a classic profile. To create this look, two glass globes...
$734.00

BLE-W-SCH10-36VAN
With its iconic design and classic charm, this Schoolhouse Vanity Light offers an elevated look to any space. Finding inspiration in vintage fixtures, the...
$974.00

BLE-FSF-SCH-LED
In the 1920s, lighting manufacturers began concealing bulbs behind charming glass shades. This style has persisted into the modern era, perhaps due to its...
$462.00

BLE-C-SCH-KAO
Originally developed by Pass & Seymour, Alabax fixtures prominently used ceramic porcelain in their designs. We've merged this classic look with our...
$242.00

BLE-S-CH023-SCH
Despite being first introduced in the early 20th century, glass schoolhouse shades remain fashionable to this day. These fixtures first gained prominence in...
$512.00

BLE-C-SCH-LED
Eco-conscious components and vintage styles meet in the Primary Schoolhouse LED Cord Hung Light. With fully integrated LED components, this schoolhouse...
$438.00

BLE-S-SCH-LED
Vintage influences and modern technology meet in the Primary. While the pendant’s design dates back to the 1920s, it remains popular in today’s décors. A...
$475.00

BLE-C-STU-SCH-LED
To produce light bright enough for vast commercial buildings while still presenting an elevated look, this high lumen pendant incorporates a powerful LED...
$649.00

BLE-S-SCH-LED
While other fixtures used for primary lighting in commercial settings lack a sense of style, this high lumen light adopts a classic look. To create this...
$662.00



BLE-G-SCH-LED
Outfitting traditional designs with cutting-edge LED technology, our high lumen lighting is equally interested in style and performance! To establish an...
$649.00

BLE-G-SCH-LED
With a look dating back to the 1920s, the Primary updates classic schoolhouse lighting with integrated LED technology. The result of this union is modern...
$506.00
 

What is Schoolhouse Lighting?

Early pendant lights were often simple bare bulbs hanging from a cord. In the early 20th century, lighting manufacturers began to cover up these bare bulbs with hand-blown, opaque globes. These new lights were installed in public spaces, such as schoolrooms, libraries, and courthouses. The current trend for all things vintage has brought the schoolhouse fixture into both residential and commercial spaces.

Types of Schoolhouse Lighting Fixtures

Historically, only schoolhouse pendant lighting was available. While still popular as pendants, schoolhouse lights are now prominent as:

With dozens of customization options to choose from — including both clear and the more traditional opaque globe — schoolhouse lighting can be crafted to perfectly complement many contemporary décor styles.

Room and Usage      

Schoolhouse fixtures are adaptable to many interior locations and are often found in:

  • Bathrooms as vanity lighting
  • Kitchens as task lighting above islands
  • Dining rooms and living spaces for ambience
  • Laundry rooms for a vintage touch

Schoolhouse lighting also adds a classic look to restaurants, office spaces, and retail stores. Our hand-crafted schoolhouse shades can be customized with colorful fitters and canopies, or optional painted bands on the globe to add even more visual appeal.