Wide angle light fixtures

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by mitchgo, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm looking for some suggestions for a wide angle light fixture.

    Our company mainly focuses on irrigation and during our down time ( Jan to march ) we focus on lightscaping .
    Though we don't do too many 'custom' installs ( More just general spot light for tree's and path lights for walkways) We stick to vista products only . So I'm unfamiliar with differently brands.

    So at my house- along the roadside we have 4 Rhody's that are all about 15' tall and 10' wide. ( Only one side of all the rhody's grow because of the sunlight) so it actually looks like a hedge line . I would like to have a light that instead of spots striaght up it angles out to to sides, so it accent's underneath most of the rhody ( 1 per rhody?)
  2. emby

    emby LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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  3. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    The use of wide floods like the Vista 5212 will probably work best for lighting the rhody's from underneath. (I prefer the CopperMoon 890 flood myself) I would suggest at least two fixtures per plant and locate them directly under each plant, aiming straight up into the foliage.

    The density of the foliage will determine the wattage of lamps used. I would start with 20W lamps and if that does not quite punch up through the leaves then try 35W lamps.

    Underlighting the rhody's from within the drip line could look very interesting. Whatever you do, dont just put the fixtures around the perimeter and shine them at the plants. This will wash them out and look dreadful.

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