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Mike M
09-25-2008, 08:07 PM
Can anyone refer me to extra tall path/area fixtures? I thought Unique had something new, but I can't find it on the site.

I have a prospective customer with a table area the want illuminated, but it is far away from any source from which to hang a down light.

Thanks.

TXNSLighting
09-25-2008, 09:04 PM
Unique endevor stands 5' tall.

irrig8r
09-25-2008, 09:32 PM
I just installed some of both versions of these:

http://www.nightscaping.com/linedrwpdfs/ideal_liter.pdf

http://www.nightscaping.com/pdfs/ideal_liter.pdf

The straight stem version is 37" to the bottom of the "shade". The curved stem version is more like 30". Great for a Japanese garden theme, but good for other styles too.

I toned them down a little with the 1430 Xenon lamps (11.5 W ea, or 23 W per fixture)... they come stock with 1433s (18.0 W ea. for a total of 36W per fixture.)

The copper is a really nice dull reddish color inside of a month of installation.

Mike M
09-26-2008, 07:53 AM
Thanks guys;

The Endeavor was the one I was thinking of, but forgot the name. It's on the Unique website. I'm going to propose it for both their grill area and another for the table area.

I like that it comes in the weathered brass and includes the perma-post thingy.

Gregg, do you have a pic of the one you mentioned installed?

JoeyD
09-26-2008, 09:55 AM
Mike you should know that you can order both our copper and brass area lights in different heights ranging from 12", the standard 16-18", 24", 36", 48", and 60".

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/ulsjoeyd/lighting/Endeavorbench.jpg


Endeavor in action thanks to Ned Hastings!!!!!
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/ulsjoeyd/lighting/columbia-river.jpg

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/ulsjoeyd/lighting/EndeavourPage.jpg

irrig8r
09-26-2008, 11:05 AM
Thanks guys;

The Endeavor was the one I was thinking of, but forgot the name. It's on the Unique website. I'm going to propose it for both their grill area and another for the table area.

I like that it comes in the weathered brass and includes the perma-post thingy.

Gregg, do you have a pic of the one you mentioned installed?


Sorry Mike, not yet. I'm scheduled to take photos there next Monday night...

The Endeavour looks like a useful fixture. What's the difference between it and the Expedition?

JoeyD
09-26-2008, 11:21 AM
Only the top. The Endeavour utilizes the Centaurus 6 top and the Expedition utilizes the Saturn top!!

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/ulsjoeyd/lighting/EndeavorandExpedition.jpg

Note that the set screws have been removed from the fixture collars for a cleaner look.

irrig8r
09-26-2008, 11:21 AM
I just remembered... Nightscaping used this daytime photo I took with my camera phone.

http://www.loraninc.com/public/images/newsletter/12-04-2007/Ideal-Flyer.pdf

Mike M
09-26-2008, 11:54 AM
Joey, I have used the larger tops on paths, but the larger beam spread is at a compromise for more glare. I guess if they go with these, I should buy both tops and then try each.

Thanks so much for the pics & info.

TXNSLighting
09-26-2008, 12:11 PM
Im sure you can get the 4" hat with it. I have a job comin up that might need the Endeavour. Ill post picks if i end up using it.

Mike M
09-26-2008, 12:13 PM
Cool. Thanks.

Mike M
09-26-2008, 12:17 PM
Hey Joey,

Is that a small clamp I see in the pic? Hard to tell. Seems like a great idea though to stabilize the pole if there is something nearby to attach it too.

TXNSLighting
09-26-2008, 12:21 PM
I just remembered... Nightscaping used this daytime photo I took with my camera phone.

http://www.loraninc.com/public/images/newsletter/12-04-2007/Ideal-Flyer.pdf

Thats a terrible looking fixture..

irrig8r
09-26-2008, 12:49 PM
Thats a terrible looking fixture..

In the right context it looks awesome. Especially after it has weathered. And taken with a better camera, at dusk, showing the beam spread, etc.


Or maybe y'all just don't know from Japanese style gardens, koi ponds and the like deep in the heart of Texas...

:laugh:

My client is a semi-retired surgeon with very high standards... He and his wife are thrilled.

JoeyD
09-26-2008, 02:04 PM
I personally dont like that aprticular light either. But as long as the homeowner likes it!!!

Mike, the little clamp is our Exobracket. It is designed so that you can attach the Endeavor or Expedition to a surface like a wall to stabalize the stem.

I will post a picture in a minute

S&MLL
09-26-2008, 02:49 PM
when using a pagoda style light like that I tend to use arroyo.

Mike M
09-26-2008, 08:44 PM
Or maybe y'all just don't know from Japanese style gardens, koi ponds and the like deep in the heart of Texas...

:laugh:

My client is a semi-retired surgeon with very high standards... He and his wife are thrilled.

Plastic surgeon? I'll bet they got two more of those fixtures in their medicinal pot garden, too.

irrig8r
09-26-2008, 10:21 PM
No Mike, bad guess. Wrong specialty.
But if he wants some for a pot garden I would probably recommend color changing fiber optics and giant lava lamps...

irrig8r
09-26-2008, 10:24 PM
when using a pagoda style light like that I tend to use arroyo.


You mean these? Some of them are similar to the Nightscaping product. Not sure which came first.

http://www.arroyo-craftsman.com/products_sub.aspx?Category=Application&Item=Landscape

Mike M
09-27-2008, 04:18 PM
No Mike, bad guess. Wrong specialty.
But if he wants some for a pot garden I would probably recommend color changing fiber optics and giant lava lamps...

Didn't Greg Brady have an attic bedroom that looked like that?

Speaking of psychedelic, I was at this customer's house when they mentioned getting the fogger/mister mosquito system (mist-x?). I told her don't do it, it's creepy, get the lights instead.

But wouldn't that be cool with illumination?

irrig8r
09-27-2008, 08:32 PM
I don't know anything about mosquito fogging. We don't have to do that here. Not many dead crows from West Nile this year either.

But speaking of psychedelic, I had friends who did lights shows back in high school, and one thing they used was an overhead projector and two glass clock faces with colored water and vegetable oil in between...you could make it pulse on screen in time with the beat...very groovy.

Those school clocks looked odd with the faces gone though...

Mike M
09-27-2008, 09:32 PM
Gregg, I have no way of putting an image of what you are saying in my head.

A light show when I was in high school was when a cop pulled up behind you while you were drinkin.

JoeyD
09-29-2008, 10:33 AM
:laugh:Gregg, I have no way of putting an image of what you are saying in my head.

A light show when I was in high school was when a cop pulled up behind you while you were drinkin.

LOL.........That was funny!!! :laugh:

Mike M
09-29-2008, 06:05 PM
Joey,

I can't recall how many times that happened while drinking, while making out, while making out while drinking, and once, my wife and I weren't married yet but only talking on a dirt road, I had several lights and several guns drawn on me. They thought it was a drug deal.

I even had one of those big platoon style helicopters land in my vegetable garden on the edge of my in-laws field, with DEA guys storming through my tomato plants.

And that's just my non-traffic-violation history. Some of it. hehe.

JoeyD
09-29-2008, 06:15 PM
vegetable garden, tomato plants...............LOL Dont worry mike, I'm not the DEA!!! LOL

Thanks god the extent of my criminal record is towing a trailer in the fast lane at 75mph!!!! My tomato plants are grown indoors!!! LOL j/k

Mike M
09-29-2008, 08:21 PM
"Indoor Tree Lights"

Maybe Gregg's hippie customers would be interested in some high pressure sodium fixtures for indoors.... :)

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
09-29-2008, 10:19 PM
Mike, as I am sure you are well aware, a combination of HPS and MH lamps work best... You want to ensure you have a very broad spectrum of light to get those tomatos to grow. :)

Mike M
09-30-2008, 08:02 AM
James,

You would know, you're Canadian! :)

btw they make high pressure sodium bulbs with a wider spectrum for both growth and bloom of your tomotato plants. Or so I read in all those medicine and horticultural journals.

irrig8r
09-30-2008, 10:44 AM
Seems to a be a lot of "wink wink, nudge nudge, hint hint, know what I mean?" going on in here.

Mike M
09-30-2008, 12:02 PM
Gregg,

I have know idea what you are talking about. In fact, I sense a bit of insult. But if you know a good source for bat guano please share.

lol.