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FX Luminaire

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mike & Lucia, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Mike & Lucia

    Mike & Lucia LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    I've been asked to look at a lighting plan for my opinion, and then quote the installation by a well-respecred west-coast Landscape Architect. He also has clients on the East Coast, which is where this project is located. He has specified FX Luminaire fixtures. I'm only familiar with them through discussion and website. I don't know of anybody locally who distibutes FXL. Their website turned up no matches in the 'locate' function. Any experience you can share, or distributors I can contact would be helpful.

    NatureScape Lighting
  2. NightScenes

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

    Hey there Mike, FX is ok stuff. You may want to check Ewing Irrigation Supply for their product as I think they are almost exclusive to FX. Maybe you can find a local store using their website.

    Good luck,
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    A while back, after getting fed up with rusting Nightscaping fixtures, I switched to using FX almost exclusively. They put out a good sturdy product.

    I went back to Nightscaping because of Bill Locklin, some good copper and brass fixtures, and Nightscaping's ability to customize.

    I've used other products too, like Hadco and Vista, but I generally like FX's offerings better than those.

    These days I'm installing a mix of mostly Nightscaping and FX products, and the local FX rep has been very responsive, even recently getting some customized spikes for me for a particular job.
  4. Tomwilllight

    Tomwilllight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I've looked at the FX line and found the fixture design OK. Good finishes and easy to work with (easy to lamp and focus). The only real issue I have is their glare control is too limited. The glare shields I've seen don't provide sufficient coverage.
  5. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I buy my FX stuff from Ewing Irrigation supply as well. It si good and sturdy stuff, especially the transformers. the spotlights only have one o-ring, and it does tend to shrink for some reason, so i'd plan on replacing o-rings every two years or so, or deal with crud inside the spots.
  6. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 805

    For this very reason, I have been combining the FX RS with the Vision3 FL1 with the C2 Full shroud for glare control on jobs where the budget won't allow for all Vision3 product. Your Vision3 could be Lumiere, HK, Hevi-Lite, or what ever has complete glare control. Its amazing how many Manufacturers think they don't need any fully shrouded fixtures in their line.

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