View Full Version : What Kind of Patio lights
10-14-2008, 10:31 PM
We are getting patio done with about 4 steps from the home door and a15' bench. We were wondering what are our options. We love the Integra lights Model IL6.200 Black but they are very expensive. Any other products that are similar to this products.
INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
10-15-2008, 01:34 AM
With no offense intended... there is a thread at the top of the forum entitled "DIY-ers please read".
A properly designed and installed lighting system is so much more then the simple sum of its parts. Why not hire a professional to help you with this project.... Doing so will increase your enjoyment and satisfaction of your landscape immeasurably.
Have a great day.
10-15-2008, 08:49 PM
Welcome to quality outdoor lighting. I personally wouldn't use Integra but it is arguably a product professionals use - The cost is what it is... I don't think you will find anything less expensive than Integra's that is worth using.
10-15-2008, 10:46 PM
You will have a much better result if you hire a lighting professional.
Dreams To Designs
10-16-2008, 10:42 AM
There are many products out there similar to the Integra product, but most have vastly improved on the idea. As for cost, it is what it is. These are professional quality fixtures that are designed to last and more importantly, be serviceable. The advice about hiring a professional lighting installer is well worth the cost. Lighting is much more than wires and fixtures, it's all about the design.
You can check with other manufacturers to determine quality and design like, Focus, Nightscaping, Vista, Evening Star and now, Unique. They all make a step or ledge light and have improved the design. The Focus brand is a decent fixture, with a minimal improvement. The Evening Star has some great and innovative features and is quite user friendly. The Vista fixture was the first to use a diffusion lens and make the light able to bu used in more than one application, and the Unique fixture is brand new. The Unique fixture looks to be of excellent quality, using a diffusion lens, with a removable lip, that is available in their standard finish and many powder coated finishes. The standard powder coat finishes are a minor price increase, and they offer many custom colors or a slightly greater price increase.
10-21-2008, 08:36 PM
as a homeowner I do not see the value in contacting the manufactures. You will be provided with a bunch of information and they will try to sell you thier product and thier product only no matter if it is the best to use for your project or not. Kirk is right on. You would benifit greatly from hiring a QUALITY lighting design and build firm during your planning stages. I recommend you do not use a general practiioner or the masons for the lighting design. Sure you will get something that lights up from them but chances are it will not be something your 100% excited about every night.
Your description of the patio does little to aid anyone in helping you select a light. Hate to inform ya... If you think the integrals are expensive wait til you see what a quality design and build firm will set ya back. Quality is not cheap when it comes to anything. If you appreciate solid value and quality things that will not leave you jiggeling wires around or taping this or that up then a lighting professional would be right up your alley.
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