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03-20-2009, 12:37 AM
We are coming to a completion on a large landscape with an outdoor kitchen. As we start the lighting portion of the job I am trying to find the perfect fixture to show off our timberframed structure. I have another client that had some fixtures in their poolhouse, prior to our doing the landscape lighting, that might be something to consider. However, I dont know who the manufacturer is. I'm sure some of you can give me some input on who made this. I am also open for any other fixture ideas. Tough thing is finding something that doesnt draw attention and fits the timberframe/lodge feel. The first pictures show this other unknown fixture and the other pictures show our current project in need of lights.
03-20-2009, 01:43 PM
Take a look at Unique's Stellar or Starburst mounted with a Strat-Bracket or Sphere Base...i think either of these would blend in nicely and provide for the desired effect. Both fixtures come with a lense package. Im currently working with another contractor in Arlington who utlized this fixture in a similar application. I can get those in your hands for you if you like. Let me know. Bill.
INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
03-20-2009, 05:15 PM
Are those fixture in the photos Line voltage or low voltage? What lamp do they use? Personally I think those are pretty darn good for the application. I would try to find them in an oil rubbed bronze or a copper and they would be perfect. Have you taken one down to see the label on the back plate?
If they are Low Voltage, I would look to Dabmar, SPJ, TRAALite to start.. they sort of have that look about them.
03-20-2009, 06:15 PM
I think the fixtures from the pool house may be a bit too modern for the construction project. I do agree that the color needs to be more rustic. The truss supports look like they are made of iron that appears a bit weathered and will probably tarnish to a bronze color. I would try to match what you perceive that color will end up being with your fixture color.
Since i'm guessing i would go with a weathered brass or copper. The pool house fixture seems limited in its adjustability and might be line voltage. Its evident that this fixture will create a hot spot just above the fixture and not send out even light where you want it. Id agree that a wash type light from unique or whomever with the adjustability combined with some dimpled or frosted lenses might be the way to go. Good Luck.
Mr. Quik electric
03-20-2009, 07:46 PM
I am with James, I like the effect and function of these lights. They are also very clean and not too fussy. If the color is right I don't think they will call too much attention to themselves. If you can't find them I am also a fan of Uniques wash lights. The stellar may be a bit bulky for this application though.
03-23-2009, 01:12 PM
We have been doing this for years with our Stellar and Starburst fixtures....they work great!! A little Sphere Base and some corner molding hiding the wire and you are good to go!!
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