CAST vs. UNIQUE

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by aizaddasti, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. aizaddasti

    aizaddasti LawnSite Member
    from york pa
    Posts: 2

    i am planning to have path lights, bullets, well lights and wall washes installed. i like both cast and unique. any advice on quality, reputation, value, and service on both manufacturers. are they both on the same level? thanks
     
  2. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    I believe both are good companies and have good product lines. You can't go wrong with either one.
     
  3. indylights

    indylights LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    I have installed both for about seven years. Both are solid products and solid companies.
     
  4. aizaddasti

    aizaddasti LawnSite Member
    from york pa
    Posts: 2

    any opinions on focus lighting?
     
  5. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    Both CAST and Unique are reputable companies with strong product offerings and good warranties. Same with Focus.

    That being said, I dont think you need to choose a single manufacturer, in fact I would recommend that you do not. Every company out there has some great fixtures and some weaker fixtures. I have never found one that can be all things to all people.

    This is where a professional designer/contractor comes into play. By hiring a pro, you are going to benefit from their experience, skill, knowledge and art.

    A great lighting system is so much more than the sum of it's parts. Don't buy a bunch of lights and hope for the best. Hire a pro to design and install a Lighting System for you.
     
  6. RLDesign

    RLDesign LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    As usual, we said James. Talk soon.

    Tanek
     
  7. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,207

    I think I would lean toward CAST or Unique over Focus and if I had to choose only one between CAST and Unique, I would go with CAST because they are AOLP members and I try to go with fellow members first. I'm admitting bias here.
     
  8. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    Come on Paul you cant discredit unique because they are no longer AOLP members.

    As others said they are both solid lines. I have some cast systems in the ground for several years with more or less prefference issues rather than any issues you wouldnt find with any other brand.

    Go with the gear you feel the best qualified designer and installer will be using. The best stuff in the world in the wrong hands is worthless.

    I had some issues with focus products in the past but I am fond of thier underwater light. Very stout little fixture.
     
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,169

    i love cast tree lights, and i LOVE unique's starburst and uplights.... put in both!
     
  10. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,109

    I prefer Unique products over the CAST line. Cast's line is just too limited for those who really want to push the limits beyond basic everyday lighting.
     

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