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Kichler Design Pro LED 12V Hardscape Deck, Step and Bench Landscape Lighting

Kichler Design Pro LED 12V Hardscape
Deck, Step and Bench Landscape Lighting

Discover LED like you’ve never seen it.

Unique Hardscape LED light fixtures that are:

  • Available in multiple Kelvin Temperature options; warm white 2700K, pure white 3000K and cool white 4200K
  • Available in 1, 3, 6, and 9 LED fixtures
  • Long-life LED light source – 40,000 hours at industry standard L70
  • Tested to withstand the elements for years of enjoyment
  • Easy to install
  • Easily adapts to almost any hardscape, deck, step or bench application

Finishes compliment popular stone and decking options:

Metal Finishes
Unfinished Copper Plated Brass (CO)
Copper will naturally patina over time.
Bronzed Brass (BBR)
Cast Brass with Bronzed finish.
Marine Grade Powder Coat Finishes Cast Aluminum
Textured Architectural Bronze (AZT) Gray (GRY)
Sand (SD) Textured White (WHT)

Multiple Kelvin Temperature

Maximum Flexibility

Easy installation, low voltage usage, low profile (.66″ wide) and low heat output of Design Pro LED enables them to be used in a variety of outdoor applications.

  • Retaining walls of all types – new and existing construction
  • Brick or stone columns
  • Under all types of steps, including wood, composite, stone and brick, etc. with and without risers
  • Under deck and chair/hand and fence rails
  • Lips or the undersides of a wide variety of outdoor surfaces
  • Pergolas
  • Outdoor kitchen and bar areas (under lips and toe kicks)
  • Raised beds/planters
  • Boat docks (as permitted by local codes)
  • Customize illumination by mounting farther back, for a scalloped effect, or forward for a more even effect.

Kichler Design Pro LED 12V Hardscape >
Deck, Step and Bench Landscape Lighting

Fiber Optic Star Ceiling

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Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Kit through Gloss Black Acrylic Panels create a star ceiling for this restaurant.
www.deepdiscountlighting.com/nsl_galaxy_fiber_optic_system.htm

Have you ever been to the Rainforest Café restaurants? They have these amazing star ceilings. I’ve seen beautiful star ceilings in other restaurants, too. They are in quite a few design books.

When my son was little, I put little glow-in-the-dark stickers on his ceiling. They are in a lot of kid’s books, too.

“’The stars on the ceiling are cool,’ Dexter said. ‘I wonder how many there are.’”
Horrible Harry Bugs the Three Bears by Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz

Now there are easy-to-install fiber optic star ceiling kits that use LED. The light source just plugs in. The fibers run up to 12′ and push through the ceiling.

 Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Fibers through drywall ceiling.

Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Fibers through drywall ceiling.
www.deepdiscountlighting.com/nsl_galaxy_fiber_optic_system.htm

They are easy to install through the existing ceiling or wall. Special panels are available that can be fitted in or just replace drop ceiling panels. The stars can twinkle or change color. The more fiber you pull through the hole, the brighter the star is. You can even paint the ceiling to create cloud or galaxy effects.

Beautiful ceiling in a home bath.

Beautiful ceiling in a home bath.

These pictures are in books I would highly recommend. You may be able to check them out of the library. They are on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You can spend hours poring over the beautiful photos.

 “The dome detail above the whirlpool sparkles with fiber-optic stars, while recessed downlights along the perimeter give off light reminiscent of comets hurtling toward the heavens.”

“The dome detail above the whirlpool sparkles with fiber-optic stars, while recessed downlights along the perimeter give off light reminiscent of comets hurtling toward the heavens.”
Lighting Design Sourcebook: 600 Solutions for Residential and Commercial Spaces Paperback by Randall Whitehead

At the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital - Memphis, TN “Stars, courtesy of fiber optics, change colors as they twinkle.” Lighting Design Sourcebook: 600 Solutions for Residential and Commercial Spaces Paperback by Randall WhiteheadAt the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital – Memphis, TN  “Stars, courtesy of fiber optics, change colors as they twinkle.”
Lighting Design Sourcebook: 600 Solutions for Residential and Commercial Spaces Paperback by Randall Whitehead

In a home built by John Kraemer and Sons Inc.; “fiber optic star patterns and the exact layout of the northern sky… the illusions of twinkling and shooting stars”
Perspectives on Design Minnesota: Design Philosophies Expressed by Minnesota’s Leading Professionals by Brian Carabet, John Shand

“The room’s low ceiling features a fiber-optic star [ceiling] framed by false beams to give an illusion of height.”
Perspectives on Design Southwest: Design Philosophies Expressed by the Southwest’s Leading Professionals  by LLC Panache Partners

Celtic Manor - Resort Hotel South Forum Spa

Celtic Manor – Resort Hotel South Forum Spa

Celtic Manor - Resort Hotel South Forum Spa

Celtic Manor – Resort Hotel South Forum Spa

The Forum spa at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, Wales
“Underwater sound and light beneath a constellation of fiber-optic stars.”

Celtic Manor – Resort Hotel South Forum Spa
www.celtic-manor.com/spa-fitness

Gallery of Oriental Landscape Lighting

Oriental Outdoor Lighting & Oriental Landscape Lighting: Photos from Fine Art Lamps Black & White Story Collection, Fine Art Lamps Singapore Moderne Collection, Uttermost  Cantello Bamboo Glass Buffet Lamp,  Fire Farm  Tokyo Table Lamp, Fine Art  Fusion Collection,  Fire Farm Kyoto Ceiling Pendants in 3 Pendant Configuration and more…

Landscape Lighting for Winter

Isn't this a welcoming site to come home to? Landscape lighting is easy to install and makes your home safer and more welcoming.

Isn’t this a welcoming site to come home to? Landscape lighting is easy to install and makes your home safer and more welcoming.

Landscape lighting isn’t just a Spring project. The longest night of the year is December 21/22. It is dark already when you come home and often still dark when you leave in the morning. Here are some ideas for outdoor lighting for safety and security that are easy to install and don’t use a lot of electricity to operate.

Create a landscape lighting plan. Draw a sketch or map of your yard.

Be sure to position fixtures so lights won’t shine into people’s eyes, into windows or into other people’s yards.

  • Pathways
  • Steps & Stairs
  • Entrances
  • Lawn Ornaments
  • Fountains or Water Feature
  • Natural Features
  • Areas an intruder might hide

Mark on your plan any areas you don’t want to feature.

  • Garbage Cans
  • Heating or Air Conditioning Units
  • Fuel Tank
  • Dog Run
  • Wood Pile

Draw in the areas you want light. Then decide how to light them. There are a lot of options.

  • Path Lighting
  • Step Lighting
  • Accent Lighting: Direct light at an object or area.
  • Downlighting
  • Uplighting
  • Silhouetting: If you wash the area behind something, you make it stand out.
  • Spot Lighting: Direct the light directly at something.
  • Reflecting: If you have a body of water, light something near it. It will be reflected. This is a really beautiful effect.
  • Underwater lights

The higher the fixture is mounted, the wider the area that can be lighted with a single fixture. You can control the light using a shroud or a lens. A shroud cuts off the light so that it doesn’t intrude where it is not wanted. A spread lens spreads the light to a wider area. A linear spread lens elongates the beam.

Many lights can accept light bulbs with varying beam spread. A flood will light a larger area. A spot will narrow the beam and the light will appear brighter.

So, now draw onto your landscape plan the location of the fixtures. Decide where you can locate your transformer. Draw a line from the transformer to each fixture.

This is a landscape plan from Hadco. The dotted line is the cable.

Landscape Lighting Plan from Hadco

Landscape Lighting Plan from Hadco

“Draw a dotted line from the power console to each fixture to denote the cable, remembering to center feed each group of fixtures. Try to avoid running the cable under walks and drives more than once to help eliminate the need for extra work when installing.”  Hadco’s Landscape Installation Guide (PDF will open in new window)

Design your cable layout. Avoid straight runs or the lights closest to the transformer will be brighter than the ones further down the line.  If your runs are going to be very long, use higher gauge cable for the main leg.

Measure your cable. Be sure to get extra so it isn’t tight. It’s not that expensive.

Add up the wattage of the fixtures. Your transformer should handle this much wattage. If you might add more lighting later, get a bigger transformer.

Decide how much you want to spend and the quality of product you can afford.

You don’t have to do everything at once. Purchase the transformer for your ultimate plan, then add the fixtures little by little. Or buy low cost fixtures now and upgrade to higher quality longer lasting fixtures later.

Consider adding:

  • A timer to turn the lights on and off at predetermined hours.
  • A Photocell switch to turn the lights on at dusk and off at dawn
  • Remote Control
  • Motion Detector to turn the lights on when someone approaches, then turn the lights back off.

Installation is easy and fast

Follow any instructions that come with your lighting.

1-      Screw the transformer to the wall near the outlet one foot above the ground.
If you have a photo cell, mount it away from any artificial light sources, such as street lights or light from your windows.

2-      Lay fixtures as close as possible to where they will be installed.

3-      Lay out the cable along your plan. Be sure to keep it loose.

4-      Connect the cable to each fixture and to the main cable using cable connectors.

5-      Connect the low voltage cable to the transformer.
Plug in the transformer.

6-      Test the system. Make sure everything is lighting up before you bury the cable. You might want to wait until the sun goes down to make sure that everything is right.

7-      Cover the cable with mulch or gravel where it runs through beds.
Cut a slit in the grass and push it in where it crosses the lawn.