New Project - Photos - 100% LED

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hey James, what's with all the striations on the walls. Is that from the LED or the fixtures? Does the use of spread lenses adversely effect the performance of the LEDs?
     
  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Tim, I noticed them too at first. (not many people pick up on them when walking through the property 'live'.) I used the CM-125 bullet on this job and the printed pattern on the lens seems to play with the beam spread of the lamp a bit. There is also a reflection that comes from the inner surface of the shroud. (I suspect this will decrease as the brass patinas)

    The bullets are mounted only 16" away from the wall in order to pick up the relief of the stone walls... In this application I think a different fixture would be best.

    Live and Learn.
     
  3. Alan B

    Alan B Sponsor
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    James-

    I think they look GREAT and the striations are inconsequential/splitting hairs. You are a talented designer.

    I'm still not convinced that LED's are good for the customer but will make a new post as not to derail.

    Beautiful work and great showcase of the possiblities of LED's

    Sincerely,

    Alan
     
  4. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Looks great but please in the future never egg any of us for uplighting a home when you just did the same thing :)

    The brass will indeed become less reflective as the fixture ages. You will notice a difference on homes or other solid semi flat surfaces if you go to the antiqued finish. If I use raw brass ones I pre patina the shroud area if I need to uplight something it will be noticable on. Keep in mind with a typical faceted reflector of a halogen that silkscreening works well to help soften the edges of the lamp spread.

    Has to be GREAT dealing with no ambient light. Last job I completed had a MH street light in the front yard. Homeowner is fighting with city to have them removed.
     
  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hey Billy, what are you refering to when you say 'silk screening'? I usually just use a lense to 'smooth' out the beam.

    Thanks,
     
  6. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Billy, in 11 years in this biz, with well over 350 properties of this calibre that I have worked on I have never used uplighting and wall washing as I did here. It is not something that I normally would do but this home, being 100% stone from the foundations to the soffits cried out for some highlighting. It is also the look that the client wanted for the property. (Normally my clients prefer a more discreet and demure look.... this property is set on a private lake and he has no neighbours to worry about)

    If you look carefully, I also used a lot of down light wall washing from the peaks of the gables in order to achieve the look. This is more typical of my approach on standard frame & log homes.
     
  7. NightLightingFX

    NightLightingFX LawnSite Senior Member
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    James
    Looks great. On that last picture, the down lights look like they are a little bit different color (a little more bluer). Are the up lights really LEDs?
    ~Ned
     

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