Dauer vs Unique solid brass fixtures

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by laterno, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. laterno

    laterno LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I am a homeowner and I'm evaluating a couple of lighting bids for the front of my house. The size of the project is about 20-25 lights. The two bids I'm considering both use solid brass fixtures...one using Unique and the other using Dauer. In my research I am able to find a lot of info about the Unique product but not much on the Dauer. The only info I can find on Dauer is about the LED lamps, but nothing on the fixtures.

    Does anyone on here have experience/opinions/thoughts on these two brands? Any info would be appreciated.
  2. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 886

    As long as they are both UL listed, you should be fine. Be aware of non-UL listed components out there on the market.
  3. dglights

    dglights LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I don't think Dauer is a fixture manufacturer. Maybe you have one quote with unique fixtures and unique lamps and another with unique fixtures and daur lamps?
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,629

    unique has great brass fixtures and their LEDs IMO have great color from my experience

    Brandon Vaughan
  5. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    Dauer is part of Fusa Corp and are fairly new to fixture manufacturing. To be honest, I believe that they are comparable in quality but Unique has been around for a very long time. Unique was acquired by Toro a couple of years ago so I don't know what changes may have come about since that purchase since I don't use their products. I have used some of the Dauer products and have had no issues yet.
    I hope this helps. I do recommend that you look to an AOLP member for installation however because you can install the best products in the world but they're only as good as the installation.

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