Ship Lights

Ship lights, say that five times fast.

I’m not sure what made me think of these, but I like the idea of using ship (or bulkhead) lights in a container house.  Ship lights are industrial, minimal, and high-performing in wet areas; and then there’s the obvious familiarity: ship lights and shipping container houses coexisted in their past lives.

A lot of ship lights are bronze, but some are chrome, and I like the chrome finish better with our silver aluminum windows.  Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn make these types of lights, but the real ones are found as salvage or at

I could see either of these as an awesome front porch light:

image from Newlights

image from Houzz

Two of these could frame the sliding doors on our back porch and the studio porch:

image from Mutual Building

This could be the pair of vanity lights that will hang on either side of our mirror in the master bath:

image from Svpply

Here’s the interior of Amelie and Friends, a restaurant in the UK with ship lights and metal conduit lines decorating and providing ambiance in the dining room:

image from Sprk


4 thoughts on “Ship Lights

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    These look really awesome. It’s crazy how something so… so minimal and functional and industrial can really pull a room together (like in the restaurant photo).

    Now, to find some ship lights….

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