We remodeled the boys bathroom into an industrial concrete bathroom. We redid the shower and vanity in an Ardex overlay, concrete look. To keep with our industrial theme we built our own industrial lighting. The one that we wanted was over $370 so we thought maybe we could build one for cheaper. Even though galvanized pipe is not cheap we did do it for under $300. Now a year+ later I am posting what we did. You know…Life!
Anyway enjoy and hopefully, you get some good ideas.
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This is what we used to build our Industrial Lighting
- 1) 1 -1/4″ Flange
- 1) 1- 1/4″ x 3/4″ Bushing
- 6) 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ small nipple
- 3) 3/4″ 90 Degree Elbow
- 3) 3/4″ Galvanized T
- 4) 3/4″ x 8″ steel pipe nipple
- 4) 1 -1/4″ x 3/4″ Reducer Coupling
- Med. rubber base light socket- 4
- 17ft 14 AWG- Primary wire circuit 1 white and 1 black
- 4) Edison Bulbs
- 16-14 Gauge Butt Splicer
Industrial lighting is fun and one can be so creative. However, not everyone has what it takes so we love Amazon…who doesn’t? They have a great inventory of industrial decor and lighting. We scoured Amazon and found a few of our favorites.
Amazon Industrial Decor & Lighting Our Favorite Finds
1. Vintage Edison DIY Ceiling Spider Lamp Chandelier
A beautiful modern, industrial yet chic lighting with a remote control it’s super easy to install and you can adjust all the legs of it to fit your dining room table.
2. Antique Pipe Hanging Pendant Light
This dimmable light fixture comes in a 3 pack at a very affordable cost and would look great over a kitchen island in a farmhouse kitchen.
3. Industrial Wrought Iron adjustable Chandalier for Farmhouse Kitchen Island
This light is such an unusual design it breaks out from the normal industrial look we see it would make a great conversation piece.
4. Surpars House 7-Heads Rustic Chandelier Industrial Pendant Light
I love this high end chandeleir with 7 gears. Would be easy to install and look pretty amazing on a deck.
5. Water Pipe Wall Sconce
Here is a simple 3 bulb bathroom wall sconce similar to ours. Very simple yet stunning.
This is one of my favorites. I love the red water valves and pressure gauges.
These are just a few different style industrial lighting from Amazon. If you look on other sites the skies the limit. There are also so many DIY kits or posts that you could do your own. However, It’s best to make sure you have them installed by a professional.
Lighting Tips Guide
Before you start it’s a good idea to have a good lighting plan.
1)What do you need the light to do? Is it
- highlighting specific areas,
- improving on poorly lit areas,
- creating a desired ambiance,
- enhances safety and security.
- or a combination of all
2)What is the styling theme at your home? Does the lighting compliment the theme?
3)What is the ideal material: Glass, steel, paper, wood, bamboo, bronze?
4) Where is it going to go and what type of light?
Ceiling : Ceiling lights and lights above can add a great deal of charm and elegance to a room.
Ceiling fixtures: Ceiling fixtures are not just decorative; they can be used to highlight important areas in the kitchen, bathroom to the ceiling. You can find ceiling light fixtures in different shapes and sizes to fill the platter.
Pendant lights: Unlike fixed ceiling lights, pendants are hanging lights suspended from the ceiling. You can create the most interesting impressions with pendant lighting.
Low lights: Fixed directly in the ceiling, recessed lights can be used as spotlights in all rooms.
Track lighting: Track lighting consists of a light or series of lights mounted to a metal track. Just move, swivel, or rotate a light to suit your immediate lighting needs.
Wall Lamps : For highlights and accents, wall lights come in handy to add softer shades to a room décor. They can be practically used anywhere, from living area to bathroom. on.
What lighting do you need help with?
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