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NightLightingFX
03-08-2008, 02:17 PM
I know I may be asking a lot, but it doesn't hurt to ask. I was hoping some one out there has photos of lighting adobe Arizona style architecture. I have a prospect that is building a very elegant adobe Arizona style home. I would like to show them lighting examples for their new home and landscape. I promise I won't take credit for them. It is a long shot request but what the heck.
~Ned

Az Gardener
03-08-2008, 03:15 PM
One thing I noticed from the pictures I see on site here and from some of the lighting specialists web sites is that you guys do a lot of lighting on the homes themselves. We just don't feature the architecture much, its not typical here. Nothing too exciting about flat smooth walls with no overhangs. Since the use of stonework in the last 10 years there has been something more to work with. That is not the traditional adobe you are asking about though. Lighting trees, cacti and boulders or casting shadows on the walls is more typical. My brother-in-law does work on mostly desert type homes I will ask him if he has any night shots.

Lite4
03-08-2008, 03:36 PM
Most of the homes around here have no landscaping so we are left with lighting the home only. Sometimes we get lucky with a mature landscape, but not too often. Most all of the million dollar plus homes around here look like they ran out of money before they could get to the landscape and there may be a couple small trees some shrubs and a lot of grass. Pretty boring.

NightLightingFX
03-08-2008, 03:39 PM
AZ Gardner,
Thanks for the reply. I was thinking re: architectural lighting for the adobe style homes that one would want to at least do some wall washing or up lighting on the outside walls to create some ambient light around the architecture? I am going out the the site on Monday I will take some pics to show everyone. If I get this project I guess I can get everyone's imput on the best approach.
~Ned

Venturewest
03-08-2008, 03:40 PM
You might have already checked this, but Cast's website gallery has an adobe section with several photos. You might check some of the other sections also.

http://www.cast-lighting.com/gallery-site/flash-gallery/flash-gallery.html
hope that helps

It is under the architecture section of the gallery under adobe.

NightLightingFX
03-08-2008, 04:12 PM
Venturewest,
Those are pics of excatually what I have here except I don't know what kind of vegetation I will have to light? Our environment here in SE Washington State is desert but no cacti and other South West flora. AZ Gardner I see what you mean by casting shadows on the walls vs. architectural lighting. Cast's website helped me get a better idea what to do. I can't download their pics to show my prospect, so if someone has pics to share I would really appreciate it. Thanks for the feed back and interest
~Ned

pete scalia
03-08-2008, 08:23 PM
I don't know how others feel but I think it would be unethical to use manufacturer photos to sell a job that will benefit another manufacturer. Maybe you are using cast so it wouldn't be an issue but if you are not you should really go to the manufacturer that's product will be used for help. That's only right. Why should Unique's photos be used to sell Kichler and vice versa? It's no good.

Lite4
03-08-2008, 08:39 PM
Ned I have some pics from our southwest development. Our pool house has a kiva that is stone, but the pool house itself is an adobe look. PM me your email address and I will send you some to see if you can use them.

irrig8r
03-08-2008, 09:19 PM
I know I may be asking a lot, but it doesn't hurt to ask. I was hoping some one out there has photos of lighting adobe Arizona style architecture. I have a prospect that is building a very elegant adobe Arizona style home. I would like to show them lighting examples for their new home and landscape. I promise I won't take credit for them. It is a long shot request but what the heck.
~Ned

An adobe like this one?

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=102338&stc=1&d=1204926833

Lite4
03-09-2008, 12:20 AM
Sweeeeeeet!!!!

NightLightingFX
03-09-2008, 12:54 AM
Gregg,
What approach would you take in lighting up your adobe structure?
~Ned

Lite4
03-09-2008, 01:19 AM
Ned, The best way to light a home like that is with a match and some lighter fluid.:)

NightLightingFX
09-08-2008, 10:57 PM
I finally did this Adobe job. I am pretty happy with the results. We could light more and we will once the home owners gets a better idea of what they want in their landscape. I wasn't able to get my picture that I wanted because they had a parked car in the middle of my key money shot view. When I get it I will share it with you. The putting green pic I posted in the other thread was also part of this project.

Chris J
09-09-2008, 12:03 AM
Very cool Ned. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the pics. What are those wall washers? Stellars?

Lite4
09-09-2008, 12:10 AM
Ned, I like the shadowing. Nice job.

NightLightingFX
09-09-2008, 01:13 AM
Brace yourself, I know alot of you will probably think less of me for using these fixtures - supposed cheap Chinese knock offs http://www.advantagelightsource.com/fl113.htm. But as far as I am concerned they are pretty good quality of natural bronze and a nice price. As far as I know, Bruce from Advantage Lightsource / Lightcraft designed these fixtures - I haven't seen any other fixtures that have the same design - originals (not knock-offs). They are wall washers very similar to Unique's Stellar.
I did use 9 Lancers and two 500 watt Tranformers from Unique in this project. Hands down Unique HAS the best transformers and no matter what I try to ALWAYS use Unique transformers.
~Ned

TXNSLighting
09-09-2008, 09:54 AM
thats pretty cool lookin.

NightLightingFX
09-12-2008, 12:43 PM
Here is the scene/pic I wanted to get.
~Ned

bmwsmity
09-12-2008, 04:25 PM
ned, that's some of the coolest looking silhouetting i've seen...nice job :drinkup:

NightLightingFX
09-12-2008, 10:25 PM
ned, that's some of the coolest looking silhouetting i've seen...nice job :drinkup:

Thanks for the compliment:)

bmwsmity
09-12-2008, 10:43 PM
just thought i'd try and be a positive influence on here.... we could all use it once in a while :drinkup:

amscapes03
09-12-2008, 10:45 PM
Looks awesome. If you told me that was Phoenix in the background i'd believe you.

Chris J
09-12-2008, 11:25 PM
Great job ned. Will those plants grow much and distort the shadow?

NightLightingFX
09-12-2008, 11:52 PM
Looks awesome. If you told me that was Phoenix in the background i'd believe you.

Nope, just Eastern Washington State in the Columbia Basin - It isn't the Evergreen State in the Columbia Basin. However, this house is different from most of the architecture in this area. There isn't a lot of adobe styles around here.

NightLightingFX
09-12-2008, 11:53 PM
Great job ned. Will those plants grow much and distort the shadow?

They aren't plants. They are just metal sculptures that look like agauva (sp?) plants.