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CAST Bullet Area Light (path)

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mike M, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,943

    Just wondering if anyone has used this or anything similar, and has any feedback.

    A prospective customer was requesting a bullet pointed down from a stem, instead of the usual china-hat path.

  2. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,535


    What effect does the customer want to achieve?
  3. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,830

    That is my thought, exactly. That type of fixture, IMHO, is more ugly and obnoxious than the plastic pagodas. Can you talk him out of it? I would try.
  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    Ditto both Gregg and Chris.

    Many manufacturers make bullets on stems Mike. Hunza, Vista, Lumiere, etc etc etc.

    The only time I have ever used them is when uplighting a tree that is amidst a lot of juniper shrubs. The stem gets the bullets up out of the undergrowth. Of course a more economical way to do this is to build you own custom stem.

    Have a great day.
  5. poiuy qwerty

    poiuy qwerty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    We have used it at the customers request at the top of a set of stairs pointing down to illuminate the stairs and path. Not what I would have picked out but the customer is always right.... right?
  6. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,943

    Yeah, I pointed him away. Funny, now that I think about it. I never saw one in hand, just the pic's.
  7. steveparrott

    steveparrott Sponsor
    Posts: 1,196

    Mike, CAST makes a bullet on a stem. It's called a Bullet Area Light (CBAL1CB). It's often used when you need to extend a bullet up and out of some plant material. It's also used for grazing driveways, retaining walls and the like.
  8. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,933

    We sell riser stems in Brass and copper that you can thread any bullet light into for this application.
  9. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    I've used a 1/2" copper pipe, 24" long for the stem/stake and female 1/2" threads on end to mound a mr-11 bullet. you can pound the stem/stake in as deep as youlike to adjust height, then epoxy on the female fitting. costwise around 15 bucks or so. About triple what it was 3 years ago, but still a pretty good deal.
  10. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    Only time we have used them is for uplighting crepes that were surrounded by azaleas. Brought them up to the perfect level

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