Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

APR 2018

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Above Focus Indus- tries' PL-26 Series have plasma-cut aluminum or brass decorative bodies, a choice of white acrylic or gold iridescent lenses, and come with a 4W, 50,000 hour LED panel that outputs 350 lumens. Above, Left Inset & Top Inset Decorative bollard lights by VOLT® come in two models (Scroll and Leaf), two heights (26" and 42") and feature two integrated Cree® LED light sources - one at the base, the other under the top cap – so the pattern of light and shadow is projected both upwards and downwards. April 2018 23 Scoop. Mejia's company's PL-26 Series, which have an aluminum or brass body with a plasma- cut design, just started shipping in March. These decorative lights come in a few modern con - temporary, mid-century and classic designs but the company will custom-fabricate bollard lights based on artwork provided to them. According to Mejia, who says that the growth in this product category is being driven by specifi - ers and designers, this allows contractors to match architectural elements of their customers' homes, like hand railings and stained glass windows, to "keep the project uniform." "Each one is a piece of art because you can get any design engraved in them," Mejia states. As is typical today, LED is the most popular light source but there are others including CFL (com - pact fluorescent light) and HID (high intensity discharge) lamps. Additional choices include low (12V) or high (120V/277V) volt models, and dif - ferent lenses, body compositions and finishes. Making customers aware of the expansion of the bollard light category and the various options that the different models offer can present land - scape lighting contractors opportunities to en- hance and/or expand their projects, and possibly even upgrade a past installation. LC DBM Right These 4" x 4" x 3' mini bollards feature Brilliance bi-pin 2-watt LED lamps rated at 105 lumens. According to Michael Sestak, princi- pal of Sestak Lighting Design, who overhauled the outdoor lighting system for this home in Elk Grove, California, "The lamps create crisp shadow patterns from the laser-cut bodies of the bollards. To get sufficient light on the surface area and a great pattern too, is the best effect."

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