Milo Valley Farm - lighting, part 1

by brae  

Now that I have the ceiling board started, I can test out the lighting.  As a reminder, I bought some new old stock E-Z-Lectric light fixtures from Itsy Bitsy Old Stuff.  They had four packages of two lights and one package of two spare bulbs.  They all worked.  :D

These are great since they already look a bit aged; a few of the bulbs show crackling in the frosted glass finish.  There are similar fixtures on the market today, but they have black backings.  I liked the older look of these brown backings.  You could paint the more modern ones as well.

My original plan was to have four on the cross beams.

So, I unwrapped the wiring, taped them in place and plugged them in to test the brightness.  The cross beams and left side beams are all still removable so I can hide the 12V system.

I think it's the right amount of light with the four overhead lamps.

And, why not take some fun test shots while I'm at it?  :D

Now I just need to finish up the knob and tube prep work.

12 comments

Comment from: Debra Zachrich [Visitor]
Brae, this is amazing as always! I'm always blown away at how you can think ahead on the details--they are always spot-on. I learn so much from you!
08/19/15 @ 19:52
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Great lights and such a nice effect! :D
08/19/15 @ 23:01
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
They definately look the business and in keeping with the style. Love 'em =0)
08/20/15 @ 00:23
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
Looking great Brae!
08/20/15 @ 00:24
Comment from: BunnyD [Visitor]
Looks fabulous! Great light to do some work by. With less light you could lose some vital nut or bolt. I love your bunny! Great stance.
08/20/15 @ 04:09
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
Wow! The barn reminds me of the Tardis - somehow the inside seems larger than the outside.
08/20/15 @ 07:08
Comment from: Anna Kujala [Visitor]
Fantastic work, I really like the lights and the whole barn!
08/20/15 @ 09:43
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]
This is stunning! I can't get over how real the pictures look! I have to keep reminding myself that this is all in miniature! Love it!
08/20/15 @ 12:51
Comment from: Janice [Visitor]
The lights create just the right atmosphere.
08/20/15 @ 15:01
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
I have been seriously bad at commenting on blog posts this year but I have been following, honest! Your progress on this is amazing and the above photos are so realistic. I do enjoy seeing your work. Your attention to detail is what keeps a lot of us on our toes, I'm sure!
08/21/15 @ 02:49
Comment from: Marion Russek [Visitor]  
now you just need a toolbox from Pepper ;-)
08/23/15 @ 10:29
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]
Good lighting makes all the difference and yours is Perfect for your old garage. :)
09/28/15 @ 11:12


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