Stainless lighting

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Rainman7, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 290

    Anyone know of any stainless steel fixture manufacturers? I know kichler has a few and Kunza(crazy pricing) but wanted to see if there are any manufacturers that dont typically come up on search engines.

    Looking for mod./contemp style path fixtures for a customer.

  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    Nightscaping makes a number of its fixtures in Stainless Steel.

    Intense Lighting has a number of good Stainless Steel ingrade, bullet, and wall mount fixtures.

    There are some Stainless fixtures from "no-name" off-shore manufacturers but their quality of assembly, fit and finish is not very good.

    You get what you pay for, and quality stainless steel fixtures are going to come at a premium. Hunza's line of SS fixtures are probably the best I have ever seen. They command a premium price for a reason.
  3. lightsinchicago

    lightsinchicago LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Vista has several different stainless steel options as well.
  4. sprinkler guy

    sprinkler guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    I've used some of the Vista SS fixtures, and the quality is nice, but they use brass on most of them. The knuckle on spots, and in the cap on the pathway lights. Most people probably won't mind, but it put me in a bind with one designer and lady of the house when they did the day walkthrough. They liked it so much at night that they let it go, plus the husband was in my camp and downplayed the issue.

    Just something to be aware of, otherwise a well built fixture for the price.

    The Hunza is a very, very nice product, but also pretty spendy. Justify it to your client and you will be very happy with the fixtures.
  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,484

    If someone is just going for the look of ss Joey posted some nice pics of their powder coat look alike. Might give you more fixture options.
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  6. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,552

    FX used to offer something like that... I think using a powder coat to look like SS is cheesy... to me, it's not about the look as much as the durability of stainless.
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,484

    from the pics joey posted they looked really nice, but I know what you mean.
  8. Tomwilllight

    Tomwilllight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Vision 3 offers stainless steel an option for much of their line. It is handsome but you will sacrifice 50 watt lamps. The are only rated for 35 because of the lousy thermal characteristics of SS.

  9. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    How many of you are actually using 50W lamps in LV Landscape Lighting fixtures?

    I know that I live in a DARK ZONE and all, but even when working in Toronto and other large urban areas I have rarely if ever (really... I am thinking never) used a lamp over 35w. Maybe it is just me and the techniques that I employ?

    I seem to recall doing a spec. comparison of a 50w MR16 flood and a 35W MR16 flood and finding that the 50w produced relatively less increase in output when compared to its increase in power consumption. Time to hit the lamp manuals!
  10. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,933

    Thanks Brandon!




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