On the Cheap: Industrial Lighting Under $50

On the Cheap: Industrial Lighting Under $50

Sarah Coffey
Jun 8, 2011

If you're looking for affordable industrial lighting, check warehouse catalogs, vintage shops, farm suppliers, and chain stores. Made to last, industrial lights often look better as they age a little. They're also simple enough to fit in with several different styles, whether you live in a modernist loft or a beach cottage.

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This store sells American-made light fixtures in industrial styles, and pricing is affordable. They also keep a clearance section online with rotating stock on deep discount.
• Shown: All Weather Ceiling Light, on sale for $49.95 (reg. $89.95)

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If you're looking for TONS of industrial products at affordable prices, check this Illinois-based warehouse supply catalog. They're known for good service and way cool stock.
• Shown: Spring Clamp Lights, starting at $11

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This farm supply store carries affordable barn lights, warehouse lamps, and other indoor/outdoor industrial lighting. Their prices are great and the selection is a lot of fun to browse online.
• Shown: 14" Suspended Ceiling-Mount Light, $42

37e6e5bdcde65ff1fb7bbf71e05e095b5e52f4fc. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop West Elm
Always a good source for affordable lighting, they've been stocking more industrial styles lately, including socket pendants, steel and enamel sconces, and basic metal task lamps.
• Shown: Single Socket Pendant, $29

42759315ed7037ce74f1a034f9ae971220c2ecf4. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Hindsvik
This Etsy shop is run by Daniel and Valeria, who describe themselves as "a young couple renovating and redecorating their home." Their taste is spot-on and they stock lots of industrial options.
• Shown: Vintage Gooseneck Lamp, $25

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Their lighting selection includes several variations on classic 20th century industrial lighting styles. Shop here for inexpensive swing arm lamps, table lamps, and pendants.
• Shown: Hinge Sconce, on sale for $40 (reg. $80)

298c58915b2f1faa354907d0a6419ff3a0f663f7. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Blain's Farm and Fleet
This American farm store sells utilitarian products for working farms, homes, and gardens. Check here for a very cool catalog full of inexpensive indoor and outdoor lighting.
• Shown: Interior Utility Light, $2.99

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As the name implies, this Etsy shop is a good one to check for vintage industrial task lamps, metal toolboxes, wire baskets, and tabletop fans.
• Shown: Vintage Black Metal Desk Lamp, $42

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For a black drafting lamp at a decent price, check CSN online shop Lamp Boutique. They have several options for clamp-on desk and architect's lamps.
• Shown: Grandrich Swing Arm Architects Lamp in Black, $24

Top Photo: Vintage Gooseneck Lamp at Hindsvik, $25

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