Barn lighting is a vintage lighting style that imitates industrial or argicultural lighting designs used for barns and farmhouses. Barn lights are most commonly used for country properties like farms and yards, but are now also used in urban homes and businesses. From being used as utility lights, barn lights can now be used for indoor and outdoor decorative lighting. The defining feature of a barn light is the large round dome shade that directs the light downward over an area, making it ideal for perimeter lighting. Barn lights also incorporate either a pendant mount or gooseneck mount for overhead mounting. When used for commercial or residential applications, barn lights provide a choice between the classic industrial style or a more contemporary style with different shapes, colors and sizes.