Need help locating a fixture.

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Lite4, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Hey guys. I am having trouble finding a line voltage post light that is fully shielded with a larger hat. Maybe 12"-14" across. Anyone know of a source for these. Thanks in advance.
  2. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Just to clarify, do you mean a fixture that sits atop a wooden post in a residential setting, like maybe 5 ft. or higher off the ground?

    Or maybe you mean something that is more intended for something like along paths in a commercial/ high density residential setting? (hospital, office park, condos, etc.)

    Or maybe neither?
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    A light that would sit on a concrete or brick column, like you would see in a front yard. The column I have to deal with is about 3.5' tall. There is an existing glare bomb there now, carriage style with a 3" post mount on top of the brick column.
  4. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,843

    Have you tried Hanover Lantern?
  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Hey Chris,
    Pretty much all of the lights at Hanover were carriage light, glare bombs. I did find one dark sky friendly one there though. Just looking for a few more options.

  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,646

    ooh... I like the image above. Unfortunately, no help here. Finding a hat large enough at 3-4 feet to not see the bulb is gonna be tough, but doable. good luck
  7. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Something like Mike G's MR 16 driven path light with the bulb recessed and directed up at the reflector in the hat would be ideal. Need a square top though and 3" mounting base. I pulled up a few different styles with a google search of dark sky post lights. Not exactly what I am looking for though. Maybe I am just SOL, (SORRY out of luck)
  8. Tomwilllight

    Tomwilllight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I was going to suggest the Kim KLV185 or their EL115. They both have big reflectors that give a relatively large "safe" area. But square with a 3" mounting post stumps me. If there is a good budget and the client can wait, you might try to get some custom work done. Escort Lighting is excellent but they are swamped right now.

    Another possiblity is to buy something close and have it modified. Arroyo Craftsman has several lines that have very wide "hats". Look at their MH-36 Monterery 1 and figure out how to make it work. The hanging lantern in that line may be easiest to work with. You need a good distributor who'll help you out.

    If you can find a fixture that works, you may be able to deal with the glare issue by finding a good glass shop who will work with you. Changing out the glass with some that effectively reduces glare shouldn't impact the unit's UL listing.

    Good luck!

  9. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    Tim... make that glare bomb into a shimmering, attractive decoration... simply change the lamp to a directional PAR20 or PAR30 Halogen lamp. I do this all the time when the client is not open to updating 120v fixtures. It works really well and everyone is very happy with the effect.

    Tom's idea of updating the glass is good too... go with a opaque marble or even clear seedy glass along with the directional lamps.

    Have a great day.
  10. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. His post light is cheap and is falling apart so we are looking at replacing it with something different. Using a dark sky requirement in my search has yielded a few different options.

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