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Old 11-24-2009, 11:39 AM
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a different style of tree mount

Anyone ever see these from HK Lighting Group?



Looks to me like the knuckle is built into the bracket instead of the rear part of the fixture, eliminating a point of entry for moisture.

Looks like set screws around the outside in this design, but a hose clamp type adjustable band might also work, no?

Anyone else doing this?
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:00 PM
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Interesting approach for sure. My only worry would be that this particular design would position the fixture too close to the tree, eliminating the ability to aim it properly in some instances. All would depend on the size and length of the fixture mounted to it.

I would LOVE to use HK products here. I would convert in a heartbeat if only they were not so difficult to get in Canada. The product is actually handled by TWO separate agents before it gets to my distributor! Manufacturer - Agent - Agent - Distributor - Contractor - Client = WAY too expensive to justify.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:26 PM
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I would like to see an application photo of that mounting bracket. It looks liek a surgical instrument! LOL
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:59 PM
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As Requested Joey

Here is a photo of the Tree Mount (TM)...as you can see it only really works with the I series of the HK line. Not all fixtures are suitable for this mount.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:10 PM
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That is an insane amount of SS hardware! I love it! Now to find the client's willing to pay for it...
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:53 PM
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WOW! That is one bad a$$ tree mount!!!
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:16 PM
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I just like the concept of not having to run leads through a knuckle.

James seems to have a lot of experience with water getting inside tree mounted fixtures, this seems like it could be a simple, practical solution.

BTW, Gerry, the one I posted above seems to have an obvious knuckle built into the bracket, but the photo you posted doesn't seem to show that...

And what if the arm has to be a little longer James... does that present a problem?

Joey, you could do it with a universal ball joint, right?
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:25 AM
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Tree Mount

Greg you are right, your post is the latest edition. My post is the only image that I had of an application. It was a real limitation not to have the elbow built into the mount. For those who are not familiar with this product the unit is actually two pieces...the base is first attached to the tree and then the fixture portion is attached to the base. It makes for a really quick and safe install.

As to water intrusion. The HK line is one of the few wet/dry rated products on the market. It is designed to withstand submersion at limited depths, as well as dry land applications. The product is immersion tested as part of this rating.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:06 AM
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as killer as the fixture is there probably wont be many sold for residential applications. We could build a fixture just like it, just like we did with the Nautilus but then the price makes it as such that people feel they cant sell or use it on everyday projects.

Surpisingly, even with our open faced downlights we really never get them back on a waranty issue. they seem to hold up in all of our field testing and in the projects they are being used on.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:20 AM
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HK makes real nice stuff but the reality is how many can afford multiples of these. I am sure some of you have the clients for this and I hope to some day have the same thing. I was a machinist before I became and electrician and I can assure you that whatever the cost of this, it is worth it due to the multiple manufacturing steps involved. Lumiere by Cooper is very similar in that Hiroshi was the designer before he left and started HK. I think thats how you spell his name. He has a tree mount that is even cooler than the one posted, I think it has 2 or 3 articulating points. Gets you off the tree so there isn't a hot spot.
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