Seat wall Lighting help!!!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by dennys-lawn, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. dennys-lawn

    dennys-lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Hey guys. I am building a seat wall and I am looking for low voltage fixtures that mounts just under the top cap in the mortar joint to give me some soft down lighting. I'v seen these before in magazines. Any help would be great. Anyone have good sources who and where to buy these? Can't find any local. Thanks!!!!!
  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Look at Malibu lights.
  3. dennys-lawn

    dennys-lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Can't find any on their web site. I's not the deck lighting they had listed. I think it may be a specialty item. Thanks!
  4. BOEpavers

    BOEpavers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Try Integral Lighting, Cast Lighting, Kichler Lighting, Frog Lighting. All have what you're looking for and in several different styles and we've used all but Frog. These are higher quality and therefore higher priced.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,622

    Vista, which is sold by John Deere.

    And 'Integral' as well.
  6. Fiano Landscapes

    Fiano Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    Unique Vanguard lights are the ones we always use. Overall nicest light we have found and worked with. Use to use integral until we seem the quality in the Unique light
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  7. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 849

    I like and have used Unique Vanguards, Vista Rail Lights and Encore SD500. Troy Lighting now has one that looks nice as well....the R-P155.
    I believe I have some night time pictures of the Vista's on my web site.

    Good Luck!
  8. dennys-lawn

    dennys-lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Vista had what we needed. Thanks Guys!!!!
  9. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,876

    Whoever said 'Malibu' needs to be shot. That's just about the worst advice ever on lawnsite. Go over to the lighting forum and suggest Malibu there. You'll either get laughed off the board or banned. :)

    Anyway, I know you already found what you are looking for. But for those who are reading this thread in the future wanting the same advise; we do these wall lights a lot. And I gotta say, the ones by Integral are the best. They were the first and the original. Then everyone (including Unique) copied them. I like the Unique ones. Unique is usually my preference for most lighting. But the Unique ones are 2-3x the price, for no good reason. The Integral IL6 is a fantasic light and they deserve the business for being the innovators and first to come out with that sort of light fixture.

    Good, reliable light fixture too. Never had a call back once on those ever since they first came out. Here are a few photos of jobs we've done using Integrals.....





  10. Fiano Landscapes

    Fiano Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I do agree on the fact that the integral lights are the creators of this style of light, but however disagree that there product is superior. The Unique light in my opinion having used both is far superior. We only pay a slight difference for the two light, and yes the Unique fixture is more expensive, but there are clear reasons the light is more expensive.

    1: The fixture is in a sealed housing. Keeping the bulb and socket out of the weather. The integral light is open to everything we have had prior integral lights have to sockets go bad. The frosted glass in the fixture allows for a more even cast of light as well.

    2: The style of bulb socket is far superior as well. The Unique socket only allows for the legs of the bulbs to enter the socket. The integral socket is very open and susceptible to corrosion.

    These seem like small differences, but they are the soul of the light. The extra protection of the bulb and socket area sold me when the Vanguard series came out. I feel that Unique took the idea and did what they do best improve upon the fixture.

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