View Full Version : Seat wall Lighting help!!!
08-11-2010, 01:12 PM
Hey guys. I am building a seat wall and I am looking for low voltage fixtures that mounts just under the top cap in the mortar joint to give me some soft down lighting. I'v seen these before in magazines. Any help would be great. Anyone have good sources who and where to buy these? Can't find any local. Thanks!!!!!
08-11-2010, 03:55 PM
Look at Malibu lights.
08-11-2010, 04:38 PM
Can't find any on their web site. I's not the deck lighting they had listed. I think it may be a specialty item. Thanks!
08-11-2010, 05:57 PM
Try Integral Lighting, Cast Lighting, Kichler Lighting, Frog Lighting. All have what you're looking for and in several different styles and we've used all but Frog. These are higher quality and therefore higher priced.
08-11-2010, 07:14 PM
Vista, which is sold by John Deere.
And 'Integral' as well.
08-11-2010, 07:30 PM
Unique Vanguard lights are the ones we always use. Overall nicest light we have found and worked with. Use to use integral until we seem the quality in the Unique light
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08-11-2010, 10:52 PM
I like and have used Unique Vanguards, Vista Rail Lights and Encore SD500. Troy Lighting now has one that looks nice as well....the R-P155.
I believe I have some night time pictures of the Vista's on my web site.
08-12-2010, 01:54 PM
Vista had what we needed. Thanks Guys!!!!
08-17-2010, 12:14 AM
Whoever said 'Malibu' needs to be shot. That's just about the worst advice ever on lawnsite. Go over to the lighting forum and suggest Malibu there. You'll either get laughed off the board or banned. :)
Anyway, I know you already found what you are looking for. But for those who are reading this thread in the future wanting the same advise; we do these wall lights a lot. And I gotta say, the ones by Integral are the best. They were the first and the original. Then everyone (including Unique) copied them. I like the Unique ones. Unique is usually my preference for most lighting. But the Unique ones are 2-3x the price, for no good reason. The Integral IL6 is a fantasic light and they deserve the business for being the innovators and first to come out with that sort of light fixture.
Good, reliable light fixture too. Never had a call back once on those ever since they first came out. Here are a few photos of jobs we've done using Integrals.....
08-17-2010, 09:58 AM
I do agree on the fact that the integral lights are the creators of this style of light, but however disagree that there product is superior. The Unique light in my opinion having used both is far superior. We only pay a slight difference for the two light, and yes the Unique fixture is more expensive, but there are clear reasons the light is more expensive.
1: The fixture is in a sealed housing. Keeping the bulb and socket out of the weather. The integral light is open to everything we have had prior integral lights have to sockets go bad. The frosted glass in the fixture allows for a more even cast of light as well.
2: The style of bulb socket is far superior as well. The Unique socket only allows for the legs of the bulbs to enter the socket. The integral socket is very open and susceptible to corrosion.
These seem like small differences, but they are the soul of the light. The extra protection of the bulb and socket area sold me when the Vanguard series came out. I feel that Unique took the idea and did what they do best improve upon the fixture.
08-17-2010, 01:38 PM
I can't disagree with you. Unique always makes great stuff. And they probably have improved on the Integral. No doubt there.
To me, it's just a matter of Cadillac vs. Mercedes. One is really nice. One is really really nice. Either one will look very good and do it's job very well. And like I said, I haven't had any failures or any problems at all with the Integral lights. And I'd say Oregon has pretty decent amount of weather challenges. So for me, I see no reason to change. The price I pay for Unique is exactly 50% more than the price I pay for the Integral fixtures. I just don't see enough reason to pay that much more. And that lower price point means we install more of them. It's an easier upsell when the price point is less.
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