Architectural Grade?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by bmwsmity, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. bmwsmity

    bmwsmity LawnSite Senior Member
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    Okay, I've heard the term architectural grade before, but it seems to be used very loosely.

    What exactly does this mean in reference to fixtures? Just more heavy-duty? What type of traits must be present to deem a fixture architectural grade?

    Maybe a total neophyte question, but I hate not knowing the answer.

    Thanks :drinkup:
     
  2. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In addition to what Joey said, I might also add the fixture should have a detailed specifications sheet, aka spec sheet or cut-sheet.
     
  4. bmwsmity

    bmwsmity LawnSite Senior Member
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    I figured that a brass fixture, such as one by Unique, would be considered arch. grade.

    I suppose that there is no concrete definition for arch. grade, but that it is just a very durable fixture that will hold up to a lot of abuse?
     
  5. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'll bet James can find a textbook definition for us...
     
  6. bmwsmity

    bmwsmity LawnSite Senior Member
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    surprised he hasn't chimed in yet on this one lol...i figured he was probably the arch. grade KING! :canadaflag:
     
  7. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What's the matter, Gregg? Wikipedia run dry on this one? I thought you were the one that was gonna answer this question.:waving:
     
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    BTW, what's the diff. between "Architectural Grade" and "Specification Grade"?
     
  10. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    He's on vacation in my neck of the woods. I'm sure he'll enlighten us when he returns. I hope he gets a bad sun-burn. :laugh:
     

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