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Lighting suggestions for an outdoor fireplace

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by EveningIllumination, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. EveningIllumination

    EveningIllumination LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Hi All,

    I am looking for some ideas on the best way to light this outdoor fireplace?(i am not sure that's what it is called). I am thinking something that will be switched and only turned on when she wants to use it. She told me that it is going to be painted to match the house and it sits off to the side of the patio and pool deck. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.


    Thank You!! Have A Great Day!!
  2. seolatlanta

    seolatlanta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Really cool ceiling fan!!
  3. Tim R.

    Tim R. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    To light the fireplace, my suggestion would be to start with some very dry, very light kindling. Roll some newspapers up and place the kindling over them along with a few smaller cut pieces of wood over the kindling.........Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Thats a tough one, I think I would just try to light some plant material around it once they get it in.
  4. seolatlanta

    seolatlanta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Seriously , one of the only ways I could see is to possibly pull up the pavers and core drill in some flush mount MR 16 well lights with some directional ability. I am thinking the Cast MR 16 with the grate would be good for this , or the Unique Nova . I am sure others will chime in...
  5. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    Get your core drill out! David has the right idea. I would use the Nightscaping Vermeer myself.

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  6. steveparrott

    steveparrott Sponsor
    Messages: 1,255

    Two solutions come to mind:

    1. Place two large urns against the outside walls of the seat-like protrusions. Plant a bullet (20W, 60 degree) in each of these urns among the plant material. Uplight the fireplace with these bullets.

    2. Mount a bullet (20W, 36 degree) on the house wall somewhere above the entry alcove to illuminate the fireplace and deck area.
  7. Alan B

    Alan B Sponsor
    Male, from tampa, fl
    Messages: 433


    I might be too late but this seems like it would be a perfect solution (mr-16 well light as others have mentioned as well). This one has a wide range of angle/aim adjustments. It also can be lowered or raised inside the well light increase glare control:


  8. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    That is a nice looking fixture Alan! Can you send me a full spec. sheet on that? Also, has the Volt line received it's approvals yet? I would really like to take some of your products out on a test drive.

  9. Alan B

    Alan B Sponsor
    Male, from tampa, fl
    Messages: 433

    got your emails and sent replies.


  10. Tomwilllight

    Tomwilllight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Too bad they didn't give you some texture to light... Not much you can do that will be interesting.

    I think I would make a stab at getting the client to attach some sort of mantle so you could mount some linear down light of some sort. Perhaps put some stone on the flanking cube things and and add down light in the overhang. Same with the void under the fireplace. A little lip with a light behind it would make it easier to see how much fuel is in there and anchor the thing to the ground.

    Beyond that, I'd light the plantings behind to at least throw the ugly thing into silhouette.


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