quick help...

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Stevegotcrabgrass, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Stevegotcrabgrass

    Stevegotcrabgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    I popped over from lawn site with a quick question. I know that DIY'ers are discouraged from posting here but i'll take my chances. I am a professional LCO btw. Any way, for my own residence, I would like to down light under my soffit's, down the corner piece of siding. I have downlighting under the soffit on the first level, the second level is not lit and it looks off balance. I do not want to put recessed lighting in the soffits over the upper level of the house. Any recommendations on a fixture to surface mount to my soffit or even gutter to get the desired effect? I would prefer something small to be inconspicious. My supply house carries a few brands of quality lighting. I didn't know if a narrow spot would do the trick?

    I attached a very detailed picture (jk) the yellow beams on the lower half are the existing recessed lighting, the yellow/red beams on the upper half is what I'd like to light because it is so dark up top and nice and lit below. If you have any suggestions or recommendations I appreciate it.

    Thanks again in advance.

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  2. Stevegotcrabgrass

    Stevegotcrabgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Just to add the eves/soffit overhang on the upper level is about 2 1/2 ft wide..sorry the blueprint above is not to scale.
  3. Stevegotcrabgrass

    Stevegotcrabgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Wow...not even one response....I could understand if I was posting a "HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE" or "DESIGN MY WHOLE LIGHTING SYSTEM" questions........lol...just looking for a recommendation on a fixture you like.
  4. Alan B

    Alan B Sponsor
    Male, from tampa, fl
    Messages: 444

    Steve, I would suggest one of these if you don't want a recessed light:

    Gentle Splash Wall wash/mini-flood.
    Small subtle fixture, optional surface mount available, solid cast brass, 25' lead wire standard (16AWG). Tinned copper wiring, pregreased with di-electric grease, silicon sealed where lead wire exits fixture. However not ideal because when mounted upside down you really want a dedicated downlight fixture so water cannot enter fixture (even though its protected by the eves), plus it only has minimal glare protection compared to dedicated downlight fixtures.

    Instead I would go with the Top Dog Downlight. Brass body screws together flush with no lip onto the clear oring you can see in the picture (like a BK), can't catch water, plus had exc glare control (glare guard is adjustable up/down and 360)

    Both products specs can be viewed here:


    Hope that helps!


    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
  5. Stevegotcrabgrass

    Stevegotcrabgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Thank you very much....I appreciate the suggestion.

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