Outdoor post lights-any mod options?

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Outdoor post lights-any mod options?

Postby Sealuxe » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:38 pm

We'd like to replace our outdoor post light in our front yard. Has anyone come across any that would compliment a MCM home. Thanks

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Postby johnnyapollo » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:38 pm

You can put a globe on a regular metal post - they sell the globe at lighting universe:

Here's white on white:
http://www.lightinguniverse.com/product ... m=exterior globe

There's also a white on black version.

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Postby egads » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:02 pm

The truth is, those are a glow bomb in a lighting designers mind. Only tasteful in a parking lot or as general lighting in a public space. For a residence, unneighborly if it is to be on every night. Unless it had a very low wattage lamp or a dimmer. I'm curious to have more information about the situation. It could be fine.

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Postby egads » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:21 pm

Ok, I had to look up your profile to remember your place. Once I saw it, I am inclined to tell you riff off the triangles that are a theme of the architecture. Here is a photo of a light at Kentuck Knob, a Frank Lloyd Wright house near Fallingwater:

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While this is a custom piece, I think you should be able to find something pagoda like, (very MCM) More asian than craftsman, although a real craftsman replica would probably work. Some stuff you see with fancy glass can be ordered with plane clear or frosted instead.

Everything depends on what you want the light to do.

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Postby turboblown » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:45 pm

I have three of the globe style post lights in my driveway. I use 75W standard lamps that run at about 30% brightness from a dimmer. When a car pulls into the driveway, a motion sensor overrides the dimmer to run the 3 lights at 100% for 3 minutes then goes to dim mode again.
This gives a nice look to the property without being blinding, yet illuminates the area when someone's present.

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Postby turboblown » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:47 pm

I always liked this light. I'm going to reproduce two of them this summer:

http://www.cosmicool.com/driveins/index.html

this link won't take you directly there, but look for the Astra light restoration section

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Postby egads » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:22 pm

There is only one, at the corner of the front drive.

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Postby CapitalMod » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:04 am

I sense a custom job is in order. Find a sculptor with electronics know how and you are good to go.


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